Spiked Thin Mint Shake

Spiked Thin Mint Shake is a delicious treat when you want to feel like a kid…but aren’t!

Spiked Thin Mint Shake

Now that I don’t have ‘littles’ in the house anymore I’m not required to fulfill those constant requests for support…for their school, for soccer, for choir, for Brownies and for Girl Scouts. Even so, this time of year rolls around and I’m powerless when it comes to the Thin Mint and Samoa cookies the Girl Scouts are selling.

Although truth be told it seems their parents are doing a lot of selling and the goals are stratospheric compared to what we did. I mean our goal was to get up and down our street without too much whining; today the girls are selling thousands of boxes!

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I think if I put that much pressure on myself and my kid I would be carrying a thermos with one of these Spiked Thin Mint Shakes while I pulled that wagon loaded with product!

Still, I try to do my part; you know, as a community service and all. I believe there is a special formula that says if you consume copious amounts of Samoas sold by a Scout; the calories are eliminated by the virtuous nature of the support.

Although I do try to keep it to two boxes; it’s just the eating of one box at a sitting that brings copious into the picture.

As luck would have it; I received a PR request wanting to know if I would want to share with my readers a local restaurant’s offering of a Thin Mint Shake?

It’s not like I don’t get asked to do this all day, every day but if it’s a local place I’ll try to comply and while not charging them a fee for promotion, I do ask for something in return.

I might call myself a food and cocktail blogger but within those descriptions is one constant. I provide a recipe with EVERY SINGLE POST. It’s why I started blogging; to share with family and friends the dishes I had created in my kitchen that we loved. So I asked them for the recipe in exchange and they said no.

Really? You want me to feature your restaurant and share a photo of a cocktail that you make but you’re not willing to even give me the recipe for said cocktail? Bye Bye, I’ll do it myself!

Spiked Thin Mint Shake

That’s a big claim I know…but I’ve done it before, plus, how hard could it be to make a Thin Mint Shake with something extra when that extra is booze?!!

While Friday Cocktails does run the gamut from classic cocktails to some newfangled bar special or my latest idea for a heretofore never before tried margarita, I will occasionally throw in an adult dessert that really treads a fine line if being called a cocktail.

Remember the Boozy Salted Caramel Milkshake from Ted’s? Or maybe the Boozy Hot Fudge Milkshake? Those are what inspired me to try something similar with Thin Mints as the star. There is something decadent about drinking a milkshake that reminds us of childhood but includes a tipple of booze; almost makes it feel like we shouldn’t but we can and we do!

This one is great too, and while Girl Scout cookie season is short lived, they are available through March. Too late? Just substitute some Oreo Cookies and it will be close with the Mint Chocolate Chips and the Peppermint Schnapps in the mix. Want to make it for St. Patrick’s Day? Add a bit of green food coloring to the whipped cream while beating it…you’ll fit right in!

Now off to sample this again, you know, to make sure I got it just right. Cheers!

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Spiked Thin Mint Shake

The very adult way to enjoy seasonal Girl Scout Cookies!
5 average from less than 50 votes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Course Dessert, Ice Cream, Vodka
Cuisine American
Servings 2 Cocktails
Calories 479 kcal


  • 2 cups vanilla ice cream
  • 2 ounces crème de menthe
  • 2 ounces vodka
  • ¼ cup Mint Chocolate Chips
  • 12 Thin Mint Cookies chopped
  • Milk optional

For Garnish

  • Whipped Cream
  • 4 Thin Mint cookies chopped


  • Put glasses into the freezer to chill.
  • Combine ice cream, crème de menthe and vodka in a blender and blend just to mix. Add the mint chocolate chips and Thin Mint Cookies and blend thoroughly until smooth.
  • Add milk to thin if necessary; just enough so that it can be served with a straw.
  • Serve in the chilled glasses and garnish with whipped cream and additional crushed cookies.


I found it worked best to chop the cookies with a chef’s knife instead of crushing them; it leaves bigger pieces and not just crumbs.


Nutrition Facts
Spiked Thin Mint Shake
Serving Size
1 Serving
Amount per Serving
% Daily Value*
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Keyword dessert, ice cream, milkshake, thin mint, vodka
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  1. Hallo,
    Vielen Dank für diesen Artikel.Spiked Thin Mint Shakes sieht richtig lecker aus,
    Danke für die tolle Infos und die Fotos sehen echt geil aus.

  2. Thin mints are my favorite girl scout cookies. Probably the favorite of many people. Heck, I’ve even seen them in commercial ice cream. I’ve always thought of the Grasshopper as my thin mint drink (kinda, sorta), but this is much, much better. Just perfect — thanks.

    1. This is pretty perfect and during my re-organizing my freezer to fit in more food than it can, I was forced to finish off the last of it before noon today. The price we pay right? 🙂

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