Two Peas and Their Pod

Peppermint Bark Milkshake

Christmas is only a few days away. How did that happen? Our tree is up, the presents are wrapped, and the baking is done…for now. The baking is never really done at our house:) I always get the urge to bake more cookies. If you are tired of baking, but still in the mood for a special holiday treat, make a Peppermint Bark Milkshake. You don’t have to turn on the oven for this recipe.

We always have extra peppermint bark this time of year. I either made way too much or we were given too much from friends and family. This is not a complaint. Having too much peppermint bark is a good thing. Especially when you turn it into a Peppermint Bark Milkshake. 

This recipe is so simple. You only need four ingredients: vanilla ice cream, peppermint bark, milk, and whipped cream. If you don’t have peppermint bark sitting on your counter, go beg your neighbors to share or buy some from the store. I know Costco sells it in bulk. You can make your own, but I know you are tired. It has been a busy month.

This shake blends up in no time! I like to top the shake with whipped cream and extra peppermint bark-for color and a little crunch.

Enjoy the rest of the holiday season. Sit back, relax, and sip on a Peppermint Bark Milkshake. Cheers!

Peppermint Bark Milkshake

Yield: Serves 2-3

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 10 minutes

A festive milkshake for the holiday season!


2 cups vanilla ice cream
1 cup milk
1/3 cup chopped peppermint bark
Toppings: whipped cream and extra chopped peppermint bark


1. Put the the ice cream, milk, and chopped peppermint bark in a blender and blend until smooth. Pour into glasses, and garnish with whipped cream and extra peppermint bark. Serve immediately.

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47 Responses to “Peppermint Bark Milkshake”

  1. kitchen essence — December 21, 2012 @ 4:12 am

    Lovin’ it! Looks delicious for a festive treat.

  2. Nancy P. — December 21, 2012 @ 4:52 am

    Wow! This is a great idea! The kids are going to love this!

  3. Erica — December 21, 2012 @ 5:44 am

    So fun (and pretty). I didn’t used to be a peppermint fan, but I’m starting to enjoy it more. I m going to check out the recipe

  4. Leanne @ Healthful Pursuit — December 21, 2012 @ 5:49 am

    Tired of baking but still in the mood for Christmas flavor is usually where I am this time of year but I really, really have been putting off the Christmas baking this go around. Usually I’ve created a BUNCH of different cookies, but I haven’t gotten into the grove at all! I think I’ll leave it all to the 23rd. Make a small batch and indulge for a couple of days instead of the usual few weeks — read a month 😉

    Going over to check out the recipe now!

  5. Katrina @ In Katrina's Kitchen — December 21, 2012 @ 6:58 am

    I have no words. Headed over :)

  6. I am officially done with baking, but I am not done with peppermint! Heading over to check out your recipe!! It looks amazing!!

  7. yummy, I would make bark just for this.

  8. Wenderly — December 21, 2012 @ 8:28 am

    I’d like this for breakfast! :) Merry Christmas to you & all of your sweet peas!

  9. JulieD — December 21, 2012 @ 8:45 am

    I totally could go for this, Maria!! LOVE!!

  10. Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar — December 21, 2012 @ 8:47 am

    This sounds so fabulous!

  11. Shannon — December 21, 2012 @ 9:48 am

    this sounds amazing!

  12. tijuana (po' man meals) — December 21, 2012 @ 10:02 am

    this looks so good! so festive and pretty!

  13. Amanda — December 21, 2012 @ 10:17 am

    This looks amazing!!! I can almost taste how sooth and refreshing it is… !

  14. Stephany — December 21, 2012 @ 10:31 am

    My daughter will love this! Thanks for all the inspiration and recipes! Hope you and your family have a wonderful holiday!

  15. Deliciously Organic — December 21, 2012 @ 10:31 am

    What a fabulous combination!

  16. Becky @ Olives n Wine — December 21, 2012 @ 11:00 am

    This looks absolutely delightful! What a wonderful way to use up some of that extra bark this time of year :) YUM!

  17. marla — December 21, 2012 @ 11:34 am

    Love the minty shake Maria!!!!

  18. Esi — December 21, 2012 @ 12:00 pm

    That’s a festive drink!

  19. Elizabeth @Food Ramblings — December 21, 2012 @ 12:07 pm

    yum! that milkshake says happy holidays to me!! :)

  20. Meagan Wied — December 21, 2012 @ 12:38 pm

    Too bad you can’t ship this to me! This looks amazing!

  21. Annalise — December 21, 2012 @ 12:40 pm

    This looks amazing! My soar throat would love a tall glass of this right now.

  22. Ashley @ Wishes and Dishes — December 21, 2012 @ 12:48 pm

    I can taste this right now just staring at the pictures!! Love it!

  23. Leila — December 21, 2012 @ 1:27 pm

    Never heard of peppermint bark before? Do you get this at the grocery?

  24. HeatherChristo — December 21, 2012 @ 1:29 pm

    AMAZING!!! I just love this- it is incredibel!

  25. Oh wow that’s a great idea! I never would have thought of that.

  26. Diana @ Eating Made Easy — December 21, 2012 @ 2:53 pm

    Great idea and only a few ingredients! Just love it!

  27. Lucy Lean — December 21, 2012 @ 3:40 pm

    Happy Hols – off to bake – christmas cake done, mince pies, bouche de noel, cookies and all still to do!

  28. I love peppermint bark, what a great milkshake!

  29. Joanne — December 21, 2012 @ 8:29 pm

    Peppermint bark in BULK?!? I’m sending my mom to Costco ASAP. This milkshake looks amazing!

  30. Allison [@AllisonnTweets] — December 21, 2012 @ 11:21 pm

    Yum yum yum!!! You two make the best milk shakes (and cookies).

  31. Nikki @Pennies on a Platter — December 22, 2012 @ 11:17 am

    Oooh, lah lah! My sister in law has peppermint bark scraps on her counter-top this very moment. Hoping I can use it for a milkshake! :)

  32. Emily @ Life on Food — December 22, 2012 @ 8:26 pm

    Today was nominated as peppermint bark day. Lots and lots of peppermint bark was consumed. It was marvelous!

  33. Sharrel @FreeEbooksDaily — December 22, 2012 @ 10:12 pm

    This looks so good! Can’t wait to try it

  34. Shaina — December 24, 2012 @ 1:47 pm

    I made peppermint bark earlier this month and I’m STILL eating it…its one of my absolute favorite things to make around the holidays. This milkshake sounds amazing, I might just have to take the leftover crumbs from my bark and use it for this recipe :)

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  37. jaytron — January 30, 2013 @ 5:07 pm

    love your reciepes.

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