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Peppermint Milkshakes

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 5 min.


3 servings

Updated: Apr. 24, 2022
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
Peppermint Milkshakes Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 1 cup 2% milk
  • 2 cups vanilla ice cream
  • 1/2 teaspoon peppermint extract
  • 1/2 cup crushed peppermint candies, divided
  • Sweetened whipped cream


  1. In a blender, combine milk, ice cream and extract; cover and process for 30 seconds or until smooth. Stir in 1/4 cup peppermint candies. Pour into chilled glasses. Top with whipped cream and remaining peppermint candies; serve immediately.

Peppermint Milkshake Tips

What are some other holiday milkshake recipes?

You’re in luck—we have plenty of other holiday milkshake recipes to celebrate the season with! Make sure you check out this decadent eggnog milkshake. It’s downright delicious.

Are you supposed to put ice in a milkshake?

You don’t need to put ice in this milkshake recipe. It’s perfectly thick and creamy as is. Follow our milkshake guide for more tips and tricks.

Which milk is used for milkshakes?

This peppermint milkshake recipe calls for 2% milk, but you’re welcome to use whole milk or a combination of milk and half-and-half. These alternatives will result in an ultra-rich shake.

Research contributed by Christina Herbst, Taste of Home Assistant Digital Editor

Nutrition Facts

1 cup: 284 calories, 11g fat (7g saturated fat), 45mg cholesterol, 115mg sodium, 39g carbohydrate (32g sugars, 1g fiber), 6g protein.

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