Peppermint Milk Shakes
December 22, 2008
My kids and I love milkshakes. I mean, who doesn’t? Even during the holiday season, when it’s cold outside, they are so fun to make. As a Recipe Developer for thousands of Christmas projects, I have proposed some incredible holiday milkshakes. I won’t give away all of my trade secrets (and creative recipe concepts), but I thought I would introduce you to one of my, and my kid’s, favorites. I served these last night at a holiday party (which had 9 boys under the age of 11), along with my 3 children, and they (and their parents) went wild over this recipe.
Prep: 15 minutes
Yield: 12 servings
8 cups vanilla ice cream or low-fat vanilla yogurt
2 cups skim milk
1 cup crushed peppermint candies (about 50)
Whipped topping and peppermint sticks
1. Combine ice cream, milk and crushed peppermints in a container of an electric blender; cover and process until smooth. Repeat procedure with remaining ingredients. Serve in small glasses topped with whipped cream and peppermint sticks.
For a quick tip, use jarred crushed peppermints. I found them at Fresh Market grocery stores, but see http://www.kencraftcandy.com