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 peppermint extract in a blender, cover and blend until combined. Optional: mix in food colouring to get a pretty pink hue.
- Pour into glasses. Garnish, if desired, with whipped cream, chocolate shavings, crushed candy cane and/or sprinkles. 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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