This Bailey’s Chocolate Mint Milkshake is everything you could want in a milkshake…and perfect for the holidays!
It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas…..except, wait. Not really. It’s actually looking nothing like Christmas around our house, and I’m convinced it’s because of all the warm weather that just keeps sticking around! Apparently when you’re born and raised in Wisconsin, where winter is cold and Christmas is white, anything less just doesn’t feel quite right. How am I supposed to get into the Christmas spirit when it’s still raining outside…..?
I’m honestly starting to think I might need to just fake it. Just suck it up, turn on some Christmas tunes, start a fire, and get to decorating. Because the truth is, whether I’m ready or not, Christmas will be here in 24 short days! Even if there’s no snow to welcome it.
So here’s the plan. I’ll give it a couple more days. Because really? Who wants to fake it? But ONLY a couple more days….and in the mean time, I’ll see if I can’t muster up some genuine Christmas spirit that works with the weather we’re having! Warmish weather. Perfect for…..ice cream!!!
Of course, when there’s Bailey’s involved, the weather is actually irrelevant. But shhhhh – don’t say that too loud! Because these Bailey’s Chocolate Mint Milkshakes are exactly what I needed for that genuine Christmas spirit. And they just might be exactly what you need, too! (Trust me on this – they’re EXACTLY what you need.)
- 1 c. vanilla ice cream
- ½ c. Bailey's Irish Cream liqueur
- 1 Tbsp. cocoa powder
- ¼ - ½ tsp. peppermint extract
- whipped cream
- crushed peppermint pieces (I used Andes Peppermint Crunch Baking Chips)
- In a blender, combine ice cream, Bailey's, cocoa powder, and peppermint extract.
- Mix until smooth and creamy.
- Pour into a glass, top with whipped cream and peppermint pieces.