Peppermint Chocolate Chip Milkshake}Chick Fil A Copycat Recipe

Peppermint Chocolate Chip Milkshake

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!

Peppermint Chocolate Chip 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.

Peppermint Milkshake

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.

Peppermint Chocolate Chip Milkshake

Of course no milkshake is complete at our house without some whip cream on top.

Peppermint Chocolate Chip Milkshake

I added some extra crushed candy cane on top!

Peppermint Chocolate Chip Milkshake

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!
Peppermint Chocolate Chip Milkshake

Then all you need is a spoon to dig right in!!

Peppermint Chocolate Chip Milkshake

 For other yummy treats try:

Peppermint Ice Cream  – Cupcake ShakesShamrock Shakes

Peppermint Chocolate Chip Milkshake}Chick Fil A Copycat Recipe
  • 2 C vanilla ice cream
  • ½ C milk
  • 1-2 tsp peppermint extract or 1-2 Tbsp peppermint Torani syrup (to taste)
  • 4 crushed up candy canes
  • ¼ C semi sweet chocolate chips
  • Whipped cream for topping
  • extra crushed candy cane to sprinkle on top.
  1. Put ice cream, milk, extract and candy canes in blender.
  2. Blend until smooth.
  3. Add in chocolate chips and pulse for a few seconds.
  4. Top off with whipping cream and crushed candy cane.
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 2 small size shakes


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Hi – I’m Leigh Anne! I have been a homebased mom for 30 years since my first baby boy was born! I love working with women and helping to inspire them to achieve their goals and dreams while still maintaining motherhood and family as their number one priority. I blog about everything I enjoy – creating treats and meals in my kitchen, spending time in my garden, entertaining and party planning, reading, self improvement and tips and ideas on style and fashion.
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  1. Ellen says

    Oh my gosh, this looks incredible and I just happen to have some vanilla ice cream I’ve been wanting to use up and get out of the freezer. You have officially ruined my New Year diet. Oh well, I can get back to it right after I make this :-).

  2. Lisa says

    I LOVE the chick fil a peppermint shake, but live in Nevada so I don’t get them unless I’m visiting family in Utah… During the winter only of course! This recipe will not be good for my diet! Lol

  3. Ellen says

    I had my first peppermint milk shake from chick-fil-a this Christmas too, Leigh Anne! Soooo good. Can’t wait to try this. Have only one candy cane left so I will look for more tomorrow!

    • says

      They are so good aren’t they!! Now you can make them all the time at home. Love it! Buy the starlight mints that they have year round if you don’t have enough candy canes.


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