Everyone loves Thin Mints right? Add some Vodka and Crème de Menthe and take them to the next level with this Spiked Thin Mint Shake…it’s the adult version of a favorite childhood treat!
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 looking at selling hundreds and hundreds 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. For that my hips are forever grateful. 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 billing them 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; they said no and no problem; I just did it myself!
That’s a big claim I know…but when I have a big kid shake I want something extra and that something extra is booze! While Friday Cocktails does run the gamut from classic cocktails to some newfangled bar special (next week!) to my latest idea for a heretofore never before tried margarita, I will occasionally throw in an adult dessert that really can’t be called a cocktail at all.
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!
PIN ‘Spiked Thin Mint Shake’
- 2 cups vanilla ice cream
- 2 oz crème de menthe
- 2 oz vodka
- 1/4 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.
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.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 479 Trans Fat: 0g