Now that all the kid’s are gone back to school I am cleaning out the cupboards and the refrigerators (yes, we have more than one) I’ve been throwing out the last remaining bits of Christmas candy, cookies etc. but the one thing I can’t bring myself to throw out are the leftover candy canes. I always end up with leftover candy canes.
In my husband’s family, after the holidays were over they would make peppermint ice cream with the left over candy canes. I love peppermint ice cream.
This year though I decided to make Peppermint Chocolate Chip Milkshakes instead. When I was in Utah for Thanksgiving I enjoyed my first ever Chick Fil A Peppermint Chocolate Chip Milkshakes. It was pretty amazing! It was 10 degrees outside and I was enjoying a milkshake!
I decided to give a try at making my own at home since we have no Chick Fil A’s in Portland. I was pretty pleased with the results. I may have to keep a stash of candy canes on hand so I can make them all year long!
I used vanilla ice cream, about 4 smashed up candy canes, some chocolate chips, a little milk and some peppermint flavoring. I used the Torani peppermint syrup but you can also use peppermint extract.
I put it all in my blender and yum!! I had myself a peppermint chocolate chip milkshake just as yummy as the ones at Chick Fil A.
Of course no milkshake is complete at our house without some whip cream on top.
I added some extra crushed candy cane on top!
Now if you don’t have any leftover candy canes at your house go pick yourself up a bag of the Starlight mints that the stores carry all year long – they will work just fine!
Then all you need is a spoon to dig right in!!
For other yummy treats try:
- 2 C vanilla ice cream
- 1/2 C milk
- 1-2 tsp peppermint extract or 1-2 Tbsp peppermint Torani syrup (to taste)
- 4 crushed up candy canes
- 1/4 C semi sweet chocolate chips
- Whipped cream for topping
- extra crushed candy cane to sprinkle on top.
- Put ice cream, milk, extract and candy canes in blender.
- Blend until smooth.
- Add in chocolate chips and pulse for a few seconds.
- Top off with whipping cream and crushed candy cane.
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