With just 3 simple ingredients and less than 5 minutes, you can whip up the most delicious candy cane milkshake. Whipped cream and garnish is totally optional, but makes this festive drink extra fun! It’s sure to put a smile on your face!
Just because it’s cold outside doesn’t mean we can’t indulge in a sweet little icy drink!
With just 3 simple ingredients, this candy cane milkshake is sure to make your belly happy and put a smile on your face.
Every year, around the holidays, I’ve got to pick up some candy cane ice-cream. It’s tradition.
Mint chocolate chip is my favourite flavour so it’s no surprise that I really enjoy candy cane too.
Aside from enjoying ice-cream straight out of the tub, I love to mix things up and make a minty milkshake with it. It’s super easy and comes together in about 5 minutes … almost too easy.
Side note: what’s up with candy canes? I got beyond frustrated the other day. I picked up a box to use in this recipe — thought they’d be a nice garnish, ya know — and, I swear, I went through about 6 candy canes, trying to remove the plastic without breaking. Suffice to say, crushed candy cane on top of this milkshake it was, LOL.
Fan of mint-flavoured treats? Check out this chocolate peppermint cake!
Why We Love This Candy Cane Milkshake
- Milkshake. Period
- It’s made with just 3 simple ingredients (not including any optional garnish or food colouring)
- Can make it your own with fun toppings; set up a fun garnish station and go crazy
- Comes together in minutes, so it’s great for when you’re craving a sweet treat
- Looks so fun and festive
- It tastes so incredibly yummy
How to Make It
Place your candy cane ice-cream, milk and peppermint extract in a blender, cover and blend.
That’s pretty much it. Though, I did add a little red food colouring to give the milkshake a pretty hue. That’s totally optional, but fun to do.
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You can gild the lily here and top this bad boy with some whipped cream, chocolate, candy and sprinkles — basically, whatever fun toppings that make you happy. Plus, treat yourself; it is the holidays after all!
Recipe Tips and Variations
Candy cane ice-cream was used here to really amp up the candy cane flavour. You can totally use vanilla ice-cream instead. You just may want to add a little more peppermint extract to give you that minty flavour.
As mentioned, food colouring is totally optional here. For a fun change, try green food colouring instead.
Use whatever dairy (or non-dairy) you prefer. They both work great in this milkshake recipe.
This candy cane milkshake is best enjoyed as it’s made (when it’s nice and cold).
If you want a thicker milkshake, consider adding a little less milk.
More Fun Holiday Recipes
Hope you love this candy cane milkshake as much as we do!
If you try this festive milkshake recipe, be sure to leave a comment below. Love to know how you enjoyed!
Candy Cane Milkshake (made in minutes!)
- 1.5 cups candy cane ice-cream
- 1.5 cups milk (about a half cup less if you want a thicker consistency)
- 1 teaspoon peppermint extract
- red food colouring (to colour as desired, optional)
- Whipped cream (garnish, optional)
- Chocolate shavings (garnish, optional)
- Crushed candy cane (garnish, optional)
- Sprinkles (garnish, optional)
- Place ice-cream, milk and extract in a blender, cover and blend until combine. Optional: mix in food colouring to get a pretty pink hue.
- Portion into glasses and garnish with whipped cream and toppings (if desired). Enjoy!Note: If adding whipped cream, leave enough space at the top of the glass for it. Otherwise, it will spill out over the glass.
- Candy cane ice-cream was used here to really amp up the candy cane flavour. You can totally use vanilla ice-cream instead. You just may want to add a little more peppermint extract to give you that minty flavour.
- As mentioned, food colouring is totally optional here. For a fun change, try green food colouring instead.
- Use whatever dairy (or non dairy) you prefer. They both work great in this milkshake recipe.
- This candy cane milkshake is best enjoyed as it’s made (when it’s nice and cold).
- If you want a thicker milkshake, consider adding a little less milk.
Nutrition estimate (if provided) is based on 1 serving.
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