Advent Adventure Day 6


6. Make holiday flavored milkshakes or ice cream.
(peppermint, pumpkin pie, eggnog, gingerbread)

This one is fun because I used to love Eggnog milkshakes from McDonald’s years ago, and it was always something I had to find during the season. I don’t get them now (probably because I’d rather have a gingerbread latte from Starbucks), but that doesn’t mean that you can’t try them yourselves! If you don’t want to take the time to make milkshakes, try holiday flavored ice cream tonight for a fun dessert! Add a fun candy cane or gingerbread cookie to complete the effect and make them really special. This is something the kids will certainly remember and want to do every year! I know I want to!

Here’s some recipes to try that I found online:


Eggnog Shake:
1 cup eggnog
1/4 tsp. vanilla
1 scoop vanilla ice cream

In a blender combine first 3 ingredients and mix until frothy. Sprinkle with nutmeg.


Peppermint Shake:

4 cups vanilla ice cream
1 cup milk
4 large peppermint patties
Peppermint sticks
Combine all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth. Garnish with peppermint sticks.

Gingerbread Shake:
1½ oz. gingerbread syrup (which I need to dig out of the garage)
2 oz. milk
1 tablespoon Graham Cracker crumbs
14 oz. vanilla ice cream

Blend syrup, milk, ice cream. Garnish with whipped cream, Graham Cracker crumbs, and a gingersnap.


Pumpkin Pie Shake:

4 oz. canned pumpkin, chilled
1-1/2 cups cold low fat milk
8 tsp. sugar
1/8 tsp. cinnamon
Dash of nutmeg (optional)
1 tap. vanilla

Combine all ingredients until smooth. Top with a dash of cinnamon or nutmeg.

One Comment

  1. Erin said:

    Well we didn’t do milkshakes or ice cream… instead we made Hot Butter Rum and added one scoop of vanilla bean ice cream to it. I think that counts, since we at least put ice cream in it. I got the recipe here: Emeril Lagasse’s Hot Buttered Rum Cocktail. Just be warned…. it will certainly put hair on your chest. I was a little tipsy after only two mugs! It needs to come with a warning on it!

    December 7, 2009

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