Copycat Chick Fil A Peppermint Milkshake

This post may contain affiliate links. As an Amazon Associate, I earn from qualifying purchases.

This copycat Chick-Fil-A peppermint milkshake is an easy recipe with all the delicious flavor of our favorite holiday treat. With just a few simple ingredients, you can make this festive peppermint shake at home any time you want!

Subscription Form – New Recipe

Save this recipe for later! Sign up to have this link sent directly to your inbox.

Copycat Chick-fil-a Peppermint Milkshake Recipe

If you’re like me, you can’t get enough of the creamy and delicious holiday peppermint shake from Chick-Fil-A! This copycat version of the peppermint shake recipe tastes just like the real thing, plus it’s cheaper, and you don’t need to leave your house to get it!

Smooth vanilla ice cream, cool peppermint extract, rich chocolate, and crushed candy canes combine to create this delicious treat that’s full of holiday minty flavor. The sweet and delicious taste and rich, creamy texture make this easy copycat recipe the perfect holiday season indulgence.

If you love peppermint desserts, you should also check out these No-Bake Peppermint Pie and these White Chocolate Peppermint Cookies.

Copycat Chick Fil A Peppermint Milkshake from above

Why We Love This Recipe

  • Tastes like the original: This peppermint chip milkshake tastes exactly like the seasonal peppermint shake available for a limited time at Chick-Fil-A.
  • Perfect for the holidays: The cool and creamy peppermint flavor is a holiday classic, making this a perfect drink to accompany all delicious holiday treats.
  • Enjoy it all year: While your local Chick-Fil-A’s version is only sold for a limited time, you can make this peppermint milkshake recipe all year long!
  • It’s easy: With just a few basic ingredients you can make them at home any time the craving hits.


Ingredients for Copycat Chick Fil A Peppermint Milkshake
  • Vanilla ice cream
  • Crushed candy canes or peppermint candies
  • Semi-sweet chocolate chips (you can use milk or dark chocolate)
  • White chocolate chips
  • Peppermint extract
  • Whole milk
  • Whipped cream for topping
  • Maraschino cherries for topping

How to Make a Copycat Chick Fil A Peppermint Shake

Step 1: Scoop the ice cream to your blender.

Vanilla ice cream in blender

Step 2: Add the chocolate chips and white chocolate chips.

Chocolate chips and ice cream in blender

Step 3: Add the crushed mints and peppermint flavoring.

Tip: To make crushing the candy easier, add the candy to a sealed plastic bag and beat them with a rolling pin.

Crushed peppermint candies added to blender

Step 4: Pour milk over the top.

Milk for peppermint milkshake in blender

Step 5: Blend the mixture until smooth. If needed, you can add more milk for a thinner consistency, or more ice cream for a thicker shake.

Pouring milkshake into hurricane glass

Step 6: Pour your shake into a glass and top it with whipped cream and a cherry on top.

Copycat Chick Fil A Peppermint Milkshake with whipped cream and a cherry

Chick-fil-a Peppermint Shake Tips & Tricks

  • Ice cream: Make this already simple recipe even quicker and easier by starting with peppermint ice cream, rather than the creamy vanilla ice cream and peppermint extract. You can also use crushed peppermint bark in place of the chocolate chips and candy cane pieces.
  • Milkshake consistency: If your milkshake seems a little too thick, add more milk.  If the milkshake is too thin, add more ice cream to thicken it up. 
  • Toppings and drizzles: Drizzle some chocolate syrup around the inside of the glass before pouring in the shake to give it some delicious chocolate peppermint flavor. You can add more crushed candy, chips of peppermint bark or holiday sprinkles to the top.
  • Flavor: The best way to produce the perfect peppermint flavor is with pure peppermint extract rather than imitation. Also avoid buying the plain mint extract. The plain mint is usually spearmint, which won’t produce the correct flavor.
  • Boozy: One of my favorite things about this shake is that you can make it a boozy holiday drink just by adding some delicious peppermint schnapps!

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I Freeze the Peppermint Shake?

This sweet treat is best consumed immediately after you make it, but you can freeze it for up to 24 hours. Cover your glass with plastic wrap before placing it in the freezer. Then, just allow the shake to thaw slightly and stir well before drinking.

What Makes Chick fil a Milkshakes So Good?

They use a soft serve ice cream to make their shakes. This gives them a super smooth and creamy texture. But you get similar results with a good blender and quality ice cream.

What Can I Use if I Don’t Have Tall Ice Cream Glasses?

You can always just use a tall drinking glass. A tall mason jar is fun and old fashioned way to serve these shakes.

More Holiday Treats

Copycat Chick Fil A Peppermint Milkshake square
5 from 46 votes

Copycat Chick Fil A Peppermint Milkshake

Course Dessert, Desserts & Sweets
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
This Chick Fil A Peppermint Milkshake is the perfect sweet treat for the holidays! The best part is that you don't even need to leave the house. You can make this delicious dessert in the comfort of your own home for a fraction of the cost!



  • Add ice cream to your blender.
    2 cups vanilla ice cream
  • Add the chocolate chips, white chocolate chips, crushed mints and peppermint extract.
    2 tbsp. Semi sweet chocolate chips, 1 tbsp. White chocolate chips, 2 tbsp. Crushed peppermint candies, ⅛ tsp. Peppermint extract
  • Pour in the milk.
    ½ cup Whole milk
  • Blend the mixture until smooth. If needed, you can add more milk for a thinner consistency, or more ice cream for a thicker shake.
  • Pour your shake into a glass and top it with whipped cream. Place a maraschino cherry on top of the whipped cream.
    Whipped cream for topping, Maraschino cherries for topping


  • Make it a boozy shake with a little Peppermint Schnapps.
  • This recipe makes one large serving or two smaller ones.


Serving: 1g | Calories: 1091kcal | Carbohydrates: 145g | Protein: 16g | Fat: 49g | Saturated Fat: 30g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 13g | Trans Fat: 0.02g | Cholesterol: 136mg | Sodium: 276mg | Potassium: 932mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 125g | Vitamin A: 1355IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 568mg | Iron: 2mg
The nutrition information provided is an estimate and can vary based on cooking methods and ingredients used.

Did You Make This Recipe?

Share it with me on Instagram @funmoneymom and follow on Pinterest @funmoneymom for more!

Let’s be friends!

Did you love this post? Make sure to comment below and let me know your thoughts! And don’t forget to follow on your favorite social network below!

Fun in your inbox

Get the latest recipes, crafts and more straight to your inbox

Notify of

Inline Feedbacks
View all comments

Similar Posts