Peppermint Milk Shakes

December 22, 2008

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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.


Peppermint Milkshakes

Prep: 15 minutes

Yield: 12 servings

Ingredients

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 

Preparation

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

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