Spiked Peppermint Mocha Milkshake

Peppermint Mocha (Spiked) Milkshake Recipe (sooooo yum)I try to be honest and objective about all the work I do. If it can be improved, I want to improve it! So on the random occasion that a recipe turns out SO MUCH BETTER than I even imagined, I’m pretty darn excited.

Milkshakes, you guys!

I recently entered a milkshake phase. Dangerous territory, I know. Every time we have guests over, I make a different milkshake. Most of them are spiked. It’s SO fun. I thought I already had a favorite recipe (cookie butter + whiskey milkshake), but this one stole first place for sure.

Am I bragging too much about my milkshake? I hope not. But if I am, you’ll just have to try it to confirm whether or not it lives up to this hype!

Peppermint Mocha (Spiked) Milkshake Recipe (sooooo yum) Spiked Peppermint Mocha Milkshake Recipe, serves one.

Chocolate ice cream
Peppermint Schnapps
Coffee Liqueur
Candy Canes
Milk (of any kind, I use almond milk)

In your Vitamix blender, combine 1 cup chocolate ice cream, half a cup milk, 1.5 ounces peppermint schnapps, 1.5 ounces coffee flavored liqueur and one whole candy cane. Blend and serve!

I garnished mine with a peppermint rim, another candy cane and a little whipped cream.

Peppermint Mocha (Spiked) Milkshake Recipe (sooooo yum) The number one key to making great cocktails at home is to always measure your alcohol. When people just pour in however much “seems right”, it’s usually way too much, which makes your drinks less tasty because the proportions are all off. As a general rule, I use 1.5 ounces for a small glass and 3 ounces for a tall glass. Before I started going by this, my drinks were really hit or miss (too strong, too weak, etc.), but now they are much more consistent!

Peppermint Mocha (Spiked) Milkshake Recipe (sooooo yum)

We have been using it twice a day for the past month. We’ve made salad dressings, sauces, soups and smoothies. I’m really glad we got one before I started on my cookbook recipes because it’s a game changer!

Peppermint Mocha (Spiked) Milkshake Recipe (sooooo yum) This milkshake is cuckoo crazy. Just. So. Good.

It leans more toward the chocolate flavors than the coffee. If you want a more intense coffee flavor, I recommend subbing the chocolate ice cream for coffee ice cream.

Peppermint Mocha (Spiked) Milkshake Recipe (sooooo yum) Are you planning a party? You definitely need to whip up a few of these. And don’t forget to listen to this song while you’re doing it. It elevates the whole experience by like 10 points.

xx. Elsie

Credits//Author and Photography: Elsie Larson. Photos edited with A Beautiful Mess Actions

  • I know that this blender makes healthy recipes easier, but I think the only things I would make with this are milkshakes.

  • Wow, this sounds amazing. I have saved your post and will definitely be trying this sometime during the holiday season!
    Kelly xx

  • I just kinda forgot my spoon in my ninja (used it to pour out a portion of my smoothie) and re-blendedbent the spoon/broke the pitcher/burnt off the grinder joint/and ruined the central knife all at same time = waiting to decide if I should upgrade to the vita (sexy & dreamy all in one) or pick a new ninja (sad).

    I’m never lucky, but crossing my fingers this time for making that peppermint shake sounds heavenly. I’d just keep the alcohol as a side and take it right away or with sips on the side like I do with my Bloody Mary combo.

  • It could be, but you would have to verify that each ingredient/brand used was gluten free to be sure! :)) -Elsie

  • Is this receipe gluten free? I want to make it for a friend but no nothing about what has gluten and what doesn’t! HELP!

  • can’t wait till i’m not pregnant anymore to try this milkshake! i would sooo love to win this vitamix too!

  • No one loves a mint and chocolate drink more than me!!! Especially a boozy one.


  • Looks delicious!! It’s even a very typical drink for Christmas!

    P.D: Check out my latest post where I disclose why we didn’t hear anything from the Chanel Mètiers D’Art before the day of the show.
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    Have a nice week! M

  • Peppermint and Chocolate/Coffee flavor? That combination is so interesting that I’ve got to try it!

  • The milkshake looks so delicious. Trying this one soon. Great giveaway!

  • Oh my goodness, this looks like the perfect night-in cocktail!


  • I would be super pumped to win a Vitamix! I have been considering buying one, but just don’t feel I can justify the cost right now.

  • Thanks ABM for these contests. It’s fun to join and to try to catch them before they close. So far, I’ve only entered in on one, and then here. This post makes me crave a milkshake

  • We are vegans and LOVE our Vitamix! We use it at least twice a day. It makes short work of blending, pureeing, and chopping.

  • Hey Mandy!
    Just make a vanilla milkshake, but add a couple spoonfuls of Cookie Butter and 1 shot of whiskey. :)))) xoxo! Elsie

  • It looks delicious! Great for this hot weather 🙂

  • Beautiful photography. This recipe sounds absolutely delicious- I can’t wait to indulge and make this.

  • Ummm, any chance you can share your recipe for the cookie butter-whiskey one too?! Sounds right up my alley!!

  • Wahoo!! So entering this contest! Been eyeing the vitamix for some time now and that recipe sounds delish!

  • I just bought a Vitamix and I absolutely love it! It’s such a great machine. 🙂

  • Such a FAB holiday drink! Happy holidays too!


  • Eek! This drink sounds amazing and I need to make it ASAP! Such a great recipe, can’t wait to try 🙂

  • Hi Deborah! Each giveaway is open for one hour. We will have them on the blog everyday until the 12th. 🙂 -Jacki

  • Hi guys!
    The giveaway of the 2016 Planners is already closed? I thought the giveaways would be opened throughout the day 🙁

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