Maids a-Milking Shakes Recipe
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Maids a-Milking Shakes Recipe

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We drew inspiration from the traditional carol "The Twelve Days of Christmas" when making these kid-pleasing shakes. Top them off with whipped cream and crushed cookies. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen
Featured In: Christmas Drinks
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 10 min.
MAKES:5 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 10 min.
MAKES: 5 servings


  • 1-1/2 cups 2% milk
  • 4-1/2 cups vanilla ice cream
  • 15 mint creme Oreo cookies, crushed
  • 1/2 teaspoon peppermint extract
  • Whipped cream and additional crushed mint creme Oreo cookies

Nutritional Facts

1 cup (calculated without garnishes): 487 calories, 25g fat (11g saturated fat), 58mg cholesterol, 312mg sodium, 62g carbohydrate (44g sugars, 2g fiber), 8g protein.


  1. In a blender, combine the milk, ice cream, cookies and extract; cover and process until smooth. Pour into chilled glasses. Garnish with whipped cream and additional cookies. Serve immediately. Yield: 5 servings.
Originally published as Maids a-Milking Shakes in Country Woman Christmas Annual 2011, p21

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homemaker27 User ID: 6063773 228689
Reviewed Jun. 28, 2015

"Made it exactly like the directions and it was delicious if you like mint. A little was okay but didn't eat much. Too minty and too sweet but my 11, 8 and 3 yr old went crazy over it and said mama this is delicious so it's a winner with them. Personally I would have just used regular Oreos lol it's a winner tho!"

pamdevone User ID: 3875916 119630
Reviewed Dec. 30, 2012

"This was absolutely delicious."

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