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Saturday, December 22, 2012

Peppermint Shakes

For a special dessert drink serve Peppermint Shakes with dinner in peppermint candy rimmed glasses.

To make the cups, you will need:
Peppermint candy canes or hard candies
Cookie icing
Clear plastic cups
Wax Paper

Cup Directions:
1. Place candy canes or peppermint candies in a Ziploc bag. Crush with rolling pin. DM Tip: Use a cutting board to smash the candy cane on the counter. This is a great way to relieve frustration!
2. Place crushed candies in a flat bottom container.
3. Dip or ice rim of cup with white icing.
4. Roll rims of cups in crushed candies.
5. Place rim side down on a piece of wax paper and allow to harden/set.

For the non-alcoholic shake you will need: (Serves 2)
  • 6 oz low fat milk
  • 4oz Vanilla Half & Half
  • Peppermint Extract, 1 drop
  • Vanilla Extract, 2 drops
  • Green Food Coloring
  • Peppermint ice cream, about 2 cups
  • Reddi-Whip, optional

1. Pour milk and half/half into a blender.
2. Add a drop of peppermint extract and a drop of the vanilla extract.
3. Add in ice cream.
4. Add green food coloring to taste/color desired.
5. Mix together until smooth, but still has a shake consistency. Add more ice cream if needed to thicken.
6. Serve in peppermint rimmed cups. Top with Reddi-Whip or whipped cream. For younger kids, add in a red and white striped straw.

For the alcoholic shake, you will need: (Serves 7)
  • 8 oz milk
  • 3.5 oz vodka
  • 10.5 oz Baileys
  • 14 oz peppermint ice cream
  • 5 drops Peppermint extract
  • 7 drops Vanilla extract
  • Green food coloring
  • Reddi-Whip, optional

1. Combine all ingredients in a blender.
2. Mix until smooth, but still shake consistency.
3. If needed, add more ice cream.
4. Serve in peppermint rimmed cups. Top for Reddi-Whip or whipped cream.

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