This Chocolate Peppermint Christmas Milkshake is the perfect way to enjoy a milkshake during the holiday season. Made with After Eight mints, it’s fully of chocolatey, pepperminty goodness. You’ll totally love it!
Woo it’s Day 2 of my Christmas Countdown. Yesterday I realised that I had as many Christmas recipes left to post as days ’til Christmas, so I’m posting one Christmas recipe a day up to, and including, Christmas Eve. Yesterday was amazing Spiced Caramel and today it’s this yummy Chocolate Peppermint Milkshake.
First off, I want to apologise for the terrible quality of these photos. It was a greyer than usual day and my iPhone just wasn’t having it. In related news, I was recently given a fancy pants camera, it’s second hand and a few years old but I’m super happy with it. I’ve been playing around with it and it’s gonna be a while before I get the hang of using it well, but hopefully you’ll see an improvement in my photography soon! All but one of these Christmas recipes was photographed using my iPhone though, so don’t expect that improvement until at least the new year!
Okay, and on to the yummy milkshake at a hand. I seem to have a habit of sharing recipes that are traditionally summery, but like ice cream I’ll drink a milkshake any time of the year no matter the weather. Besides, this will be a great recipe for those in the Southern Hemisphere – wonderfully festive flavours, but nice and cooling. I’m sure it’s about 173892 degrees in Australia right now so this one’s for you guys 😉
I originally called this an After Eight Milkshake because that’s what I used to make it, but I thought that some of y’all won’t know what they are (I don’t think you get them in the US) and I don’t want to you to miss out on this amazing milkshake! After Eights are pretty much the same as Peppermint Patties except the mint fondant filling is much thinner, as you can see in the photos. But in the US, you can substitute Peppermint Patties for the After Eights you’ll just need less (I’ll include a note on this in the recipe).
As well as the After Eights, I used dark chocolate ice cream, milk, peppermint extract and chocolate sauce. The dark chocolate ice cream is a must, you want about 70% cocoa ice cream. If you can’t get your hands on dark chocolate ice cream, you can get away with using milk chocolate with added cocoa powder – I’ll put a note about that in the recipe too. You also want the ice cream to be as a cold as possible when you put it in the blender, the colder the ice cream the thicker the milkshake!
Then there’s the trimmings, what’s a milkshake without whipped cream and chocolate sauce, am I right?
This is definitely a milkshake you’ll want to drink all year round, but it’s a great alternative to a peppermint hot chocolate around the holidays – kids and adults will both love it!
I hope you enjoyed Day 2 of the Countdown ’til Christmas, I’ll be back tomorrow with another yummy festive recipe! If you want these holiday recipes (and my future recipes) to come straight to your inbox, just enter your email into the subscription box below (and also grab your FREE ebook!)
- 10-12 After Eights*
- 2 tbsp milk
- 1 tbsp chocolate syrup
- 400ml dark chocolate ice cream*
- 1/4 tsp peppermint extract
- whipped cream
- more chocolate sauce
- Add the After Eights, milk and chocolate syrup to the blender. Blend for 30 seconds, until the mints are mostly blended.
- Add remaining ingredients and blend until all combined.
- Pour chocolate syrup into glass and pour in milkshake. Top with whipped cream and more chocolate sauce, and even a candy cane!
- Serve immediately
- *Substitute about 5-6 miniature Peppermint Patties for the After Eights.
- *If you can't find dark chocolate ice cream, use milk chocolate and add 1 tbsp of cocoa powder to the blender.