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Candy Cane Crunch Milkshake

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This candy cane crunch milkshake combines a smooth and creamy peppermint milkshake with a crunch of crushed candy cane. What a sweet Christmas treat!

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A candy cane crunch milkshake with an ice cream scoop and two candy canes in the background

If you're a candy cane fan, or an ice cream fan, you're going to love today's recipe. It's a really easy Christmas-inspired milkshake. Ice cream is one of my favorite treats, all year round. And peppermint is my second-favorite Christmas flavor (my first favorite is eggnog!).

The recipe starts with peppermint ice cream, but I know that can be hard to find. For some reason, none of the big ice cream brands seem to make it. You can make your own, or you can start with vanilla ice cream and add some peppermint extract.

A candy cane crunch milkshake on a marble board

If you like some texture in your milkshake, you can add some of the crushed candy canes to the blender. I like the contrast of smooth milkshake with crunchy topping, so I left mine solely for garnish.

This is a fun holiday treat that kids and adults alike will love. So, pull on a comfy blanket, pop on a holiday movie, and sip on a candy cane crunch milkshake!

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Candy Cane Crunch Milkshake

Yield: 2 milkshakes
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes

This candy cane crunch milkshake combines a smooth and creamy peppermint milkshake with a crunch of crushed candy cane. What a sweet Christmas treat!

Ingredients

  • 2 cups peppermint ice cream, softened , (or vanilla ice cream)
  • ¼ cup whole milk, plus more if needed
  • ¼ tsp peppermint extract , (if using vanilla ice cream)
  • Whipped cream, for garnish
  • 4 candy canes, crushed, for garnish

Instructions

  1. Combine the ice cream, milk, and peppermint extract (if using) in a blender.
  2. Puree on medium-high speed for 2 minutes, until well-blended.
  3. If the milkshake is too thick, add 2 tablespoons more milk at a time until the desired consistency is reached.
  4. Pour into two milkshake glasses. Garnished with whipped cream and crushed candy canes.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 1 Serving Size: milkshake
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 401Saturated Fat: 9gCholesterol: 61mgSodium: 118mgCarbohydrates: 60gSugar: 50gProtein: 5g

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