The Best Holiday Milkshake Recipes to Make This Christmas

Inspired by this most wonderful time of the year, sipping on one of these holiday milkshake recipes is the perfect way to get into the Christmas spirit.

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Eggnog Shakes

Although made with fat-free ingredients, the easy-to-fix eggnog shake recipe retains the thick creamy consistency of the classic Christmas beverage. I love serving this milkshake! —Dale Hartman, Coventry, Rhode Island

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Christmas Elf Milkshakes

The kids will love licking off the festive green- and red-sprinkled rim of these elf milkshakes. Looking for more elfish fun? Make and dunk these elf cookies into this colorful shake.

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Peppermint Milkshakes

Rich ice cream and refreshing peppermint make this peppermint milkshake recipe a special treat, especially during the holidays. For a twist on this classic, stir in chocolate syrup and top with chocolate shavings. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen
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Gingerbread Eggnog Milkshakes

Blend two classic Christmas flavors, gingerbread and eggnog, for one of the best holiday milkshakes you’ll ever sip on. Oh, and don’t forget to add a dollop of whipped cream on top of this shake. Cheers!

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Grinch Milkshakes

These adult-friendly Grinch milkshakes are as green as the Grinch himself. Omit the minty peppermint schnapps and whipped vodka for the kid’s table. (Psst! Find even more recipes inspired by Christmas movies.)

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Hot Chocolate Milkshakes

Upgrade your favorite winter drink to a chilly, silky-smooth milkshake. Top with a toasted marshmallow and chocolate syrup drizzle for an eye-catching milkshake like no other.

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Boozy Milk and Cookies Milkshakes

Swap the classic cookies and milk for Santa—he’ll love this boozy ice cream concoction even more. With just a splash of bourbon and crushed gingersnap cookies, Santa will get a pep in his step from this milkshake on Christmas Eve.

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Christina Herbst
Christina is a Social Media Editor for Taste of Home. She enjoys trying out local restaurants and coffeehouses and adding copious amounts of garlic and cheese to any recipe she can get her hands on. In her free time, you can find her hunting down one-of-a-kind furniture pieces at thrift and vintage stores and DIYing trendy home decor crafts.