Spiked Thin Mint Shake is a delicious treat when you want to feel like a kid…but aren’t!
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!
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!
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!
More of Our Favorite Ice Cream Treats
- Boozy Salted Caramel Milkshake
- Bourbon Milkshake with Hot Fudge
- Chocolate Gelato with Bourbon and Chocolate Chips
- Gin and Strawberry Milkshake
- Broncos Orange Crush Cocktail
- Adult Mocha Shake with Strawberries
Beer Float and Milkshakes
- Guinness Float with Irish Cream Liqueur
- Guinness Vanilla Malted Milkshake
- Guinness Vanilla Malted Milkshake
Favorite Ice Creams
- Old-Fashioned Butter Brickle Ice Cream
- Black Forest Ice Cream Sundaes
- Blueberry Mojito Ice Cream
- Chocolate Chunk Coconut Ice Cream
- Orange Creamsicle Cocktail
- Strawberry Ricotta Gelato Fizz
PIN IT! ‘Spiked Thin Mint Shake’
Spiked Thin Mint Shake
- 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
- 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.