Disclosure: This is a sponsored post. All thoughts, opinions and hot weather are purely my own.
Let’s be real guys. It’s a common thing to pre-game before Christmas these days. It’s the middle of November, and my neighbors are already starting to put up Christmas decorations. what gives!? They say if you can’t beat them, join them. Funny enough, everyone is still obsessed with all things pumpkin spice, but we should give the other holiday delight a chance. What about peppermint, folks? Where’s the love for all things peppermint?
What I love about an alternative like peppermint is that it’s so cool to the taste, and the current weather in Florida is low 80’s (I really hope that changes soon). While everyone up north may be getting into their hot chocolates and other warm drinks, we are still in super cold beverages mode. I’ve devised a great alternative to keeping cool while simultaneously celebrating the holiday spirit. Some real Florida fun: lawn chairs in the backyard, movie projector, holiday movies and the ultimate peppermint cookies and cream shake courtesy of International Delight.
- ⅔ cup of International delight peppermint mocha
- 24 sandwich cookies
- 1 quart of french vanilla ice cream
- 4 oz of peppermint patties
- 4 peppermint candies
- - whipped cream
- 1 cup of heavy whipping cream
- 3 drops of vanilla extract
- red food coloring
- 2 tsp of sugar
- Start by prepping the ingredients
- separate the cream and cookie from the cookie sandwiches. Save the cream, we will be using it in the ice cream later on.
- Crush the cookies in a big bowl using a potato masher and set aside.
- Once the cream filling is separated from the cookie sandwich, take ice cream and place into a mixer, and mix in with the cream, and the international delight peppermint mocha creamer for several minutes. Be sure to store in freezer once finished.
- Take the peppermint patties and cut them up into smaller pieces so we can add to the top of the shake.
- Put the heavy cream, sugar, and vanilla extract in the metal bowl and mix using a hand mixer. After mixing for 2 minutes, add the red food coloring of choice and continue to mix for about 3 minutes. The whipped cream should now be pink.
- using 4 mason jars, fill evenly with cookie crumbles.
- next, remove the ice cream mix and stir a bit, the top of the ice cream should be more solid than the bottom, so be sure to stir well.
- once it’s stirred, fill each mason jar with the ice cream mix.
- Drop an even amount of the cut-up peppermint patties on top.
- Now top that with the whipped cream and garnish it with some crushed peppermint candies.
This is so minty and cold that there’s no way that you wouldn’t get even a slightest chill, even in the Hot Florida fall weather. Stop hogging all the good weather already northerners!
This conversation is sponsored by International Delight. The opinions and text are all mine.