This sweet and creamy Gingerbread Milkshake will make you want to skip straight to dessert!
Few things in life make me happier than a thick, creamy milkshake. When my sister and I were little kids, we would save up our Halloween chocolate bars just so we could make milkshakes with them. Butterfinger was probably my favorite, and I would bang the candy bar on the counter with Mom’s meat mallet until it was broken into nice, little pieces. Then the candy went into a blender with vanilla ice cream and milk, and when I pressed the “on” button… pure magic would happen. It is probably one of my favorite memories of being in the kitchen as a child!
Now that I’m an adult, my love affair with milkshakes is still going strong, and although I don’t indulge in them often, I do enjoy making them for the boys, especially as special treats around the holidays. So today I thought I’d share one of my FAVORITE recipes with you guys that is super festive and super easy to make: Gingerbread Milkshakes!
This tasty treat has all the spice and flavor of a delicious gingerbread cookie and whips together in probably less than 60 seconds. It’s made with a combination of vanilla ice cream, vanilla extract, cinnamon, ginger, Biscoff spread (or cookie butter for you Trader Joe fans) and cold, refreshing milk. And if you want to make your milkshake extra special, follow my instructions for adding a gingerbread rim to your glass! It adds a fun, festive touch when serving these at a party!
Speaking of milk, I have the great pleasure of partnering with the American Dairy Association Mideast again this year to help support the Great American Milk Drive! 10 food bloggers from around the country have come together for the second annual holiday recipe exchange, Cooking Together To Give Gallons. ADA Mideast will donate 25 cents for every “like”, comment or share each of our 10 recipes receive on their Facebook page between Dec. 2 and Dec. 11. Milk is the No. 1 nutritious product requested by food bank clients, but it is rarely donated. The Great American Milk Drive is delivering thousands of gallons of milk to families who would otherwise go without. You can also help donate milk this holiday season by visiting www.MilkLife.com/give. A $5 donation gives a gallon of milk to a family in-need.
Also, on Dec. 8 from 9 to 10 p.m. EST, I’ll be hosting a #GiveGallons Twitter Party! For everyone who attends and uses #GiveGallons, $1 will be donated to the Great American Milk Drive. Follow @ADAMideast on Twitter to join in the fun!
- 2 cups vanilla ice cream
- ½ cup milk
- ⅓ cup Biscoff spread or cookie butter
- ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
- ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
- ¼ teaspoon ground ginger
- ¼ cup honey
- 15 gingerbread or gingersnap cookies, crushed
- Add the ice cream, milk, Biscoff, cinnamon, vanilla, and ginger to a blender and blend until completely combined and smooth.
- Pour the honey into a small, shallow bowl and place the crushed gingerbread into another shallow bowl. Dip the rim of a glass into the honey, then into the gingerbread. Pour the milkshake into the glass and serve immediately.
Be sure to check out the rest of the holiday recipe exchange! There are some REALLY delicious ideas for desserts, appetizers, and special holiday treats!
Beef Wellington Macaroni and Cheese, by Climbing Grier Mountain
Frozen Whipped Cream Topping, by Shugary Sweets
Cranberry Sour Cream Coffee Cake, by Well-Plated
Chocolate Peppermint Cheesecake, by In Katrina’s Kitchen
Party Parfait Cups, by Eat2Gather
Roasted Garlic Asiago Cheese Ball, by Lemons for Lulu
Avocado Mint Gluten Free Cheesecake with Brownie Bottom, by Food Faith Fitness
White Chocolate Peanut Butter Pudding Pie, by Inside BruCrew Life
Easy Irish Cream Chocolate Fondue, by Wanna Be a Country Cleaver
More holiday treats from Liz’s kitchen:
This post is sponsored by the American Dairy Association Mideast, but all thoughts and opinions are 100% my own. Thank you for supporting the brands that make this blog possible!