With this being the week of Christmas I wanted to post something that screams Christmas to me. With a hint of peppermint and bursting with chocolate, this peppermint mocha milkshake will be great to drink on Christmas Eve by a cozy fire or on Christmas day.
Since there are no Chick-Fil-A's here in the pacific northwest, which I am very sad about, I decided to recreate one of my favorite holiday milkshakes from them, peppermint chocolate chip, with a twist.
For a richer milkshake I would suggest using a rich and creamy mocha or chocolate ice cream. The richer the better. I used ice cream from Tilamook, which is a brand that I was first introduced to here in the pacific northwest.
Peppermint Mocha Milkshake
Yield 2 8 oz glasses
2 cups espresso mocha ice cream (I used Tilamook ice cream)
1/2 cup milk (I used 2%)
1/4 teaspoon peppermint extract
1/4 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
1 Peppermint (crushed)
1. Place espresso mocha ice cream, milk, peppermint extract, and pure vanilla extract in blender. Set aside.
2. Start blender on low speed and progress to high speed until all ingredients are combined.
3. Pour milkshake into cup and cover with whipped topping.
4. Crumble crushed peppermint over whipped topping.
I hope you all have a blessed Christmas spent with family and friends. What is your Christmas tradition?
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