Gingerbread Milkshake Recipe

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This Gingerbread Milkshake recipe is a creamy and indulgent treat with a classic holiday flavor. It’s the perfect addition to all your holiday celebrations.

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Gingerbread milkshake with gingerbread cookie

Gingerbread Milkshake Recipe

Part Christmas drink and part decadent dessert, this gingerbread milkshake is a treat that you’ll want to make all season long.

Crushed ginger cookies and warm spices are blended with creamy vanilla ice cream and milk to create this easy treat. Garnished with whipped cream, cinnamon, and a gingerbread man cookie, this shake is pretty and delicious enough to serve at any holiday party.

Always popular with kids, this treat can also be turned into a creamy cocktail for the adults with the simple addition of some vodka or rum. And it’s so easy to make that you can whip up a batch in minutes when you need a last-minute family dessert or party drink.

Gingerbread milkshake from above

Why We Love This Recipe

  • Perfect for the Holidays – The gingerbread flavor makes this a perfect festive treat to serve at holiday parties.
  • Easy – The blender does all the work for this simple recipe! All you need to do is toss everything in and you can have this delicious treat ready in minutes.
  • Versatile – Serve this as a family dessert or holiday movie night treat or make a big batch to serve at a party. You can even make a boozy version!

Ingredients

Ingredients for gingerbread milkshake on counter
  • Gingerbread or ginger snap cookies
  • Vanilla ice cream
  • Milk
  • Ground ginger
  • Ground cinnamon
  • Whipped cream for topping
  • Gingerbread man cookies for topping
  • Extra cinnamon for topping (optional)

How to Make Gingerbread Milkshakes

Step 1: Add the ginger snap cookies to your blender and pulse them into crumbs.

Ginger snaps crumbled in blender

Step 2: Add ice cream, milk, and spices.

Ingredients for gingerbread milkshake in blender

Step 3: Blend until smooth and creamy.

Milkshake blended in blender

Step 4: Pour into two glasses and top with whipped cream, extra cinnamon, and a gingerbread cookie.

Gingerbread milkshake with gold tree in background

Tips & Tricks

  • Ice cream quality makes a difference in this recipe. I’d recommend using a premium brand, as the higher fat content gives a creamier texture to your shake.
  • If your shake is too thick, you can add extra milk to thin it out. For a thicker consistency, add more ice cream.
  • Try using cinnamon or pumpkin ice cream in place of the plain vanilla. You can also top with a drizzle of caramel or add some red and green sprinkles if making this for a Christmas party.
Gingerbread milkshake with whipped cream and gingerbread cookie
How Do I Store Gingerbread Milkshakes?

These are best served immediately. If you have leftovers, you can put them in a container with a lid and place them in the freezer. But be aware that the texture of the shake may not be the same after it has been frozen and thawed.

Can I Make a Boozy Version?

Sure! Turn this treat into a creamy dessert cocktail by adding 2-3 oz of vanilla or whipped cream vodka. You may need to reduce the amount of milk slightly, as the additional liquid may thin out your shake.

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Gingerbread Milkshake


Course Desserts & Sweets, Drinks
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
This Gingerbread Milkshake recipe is a creamy and indulgent treat that makes the perfect addition to all your holiday celebrations.

Equipment

Ingredients
 

Instructions

  • Add the ginger snap cookies to your blender and pulse them into crumbs.
    ½ cup ginger snap cookies
  • Add ice cream, milk, and spices.
    4 cups vanilla ice cream, 1 ½ cups milk, ½ tsp. Ground ginger, ½ tsp. Ground cinnamon
  • Blend the mixture until smooth.
  • Pour into two glasses and top with whipped cream, extra cinnamon, and a gingerbread man cookie.
    Whipped cream for topping, Gingerman Cookies for topping

Notes

If your shake is too thick, add a little extra milk to thin it out. For a thicker consistency, add a bit more ice cream.

Nutrition

Serving: 1g | Calories: 900kcal | Carbohydrates: 108g | Protein: 19g | Fat: 45g | Saturated Fat: 21g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 9g | Cholesterol: 138mg | Sodium: 498mg | Potassium: 821mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 85g | Vitamin A: 1412IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 616mg | Iron: 1mg
The nutrition information provided is an estimate and can vary based on cooking methods and ingredients used.

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