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Peppermint Milkshake with Schnapps Recipe

Make a creamy milkshake with peppermint Schnapps liqueur for a bit of adult Holiday fun. Think cozy winter dinner party or grown up summer get together.

We used vanilla ice cream for the base of this recipe. Su you can enjoy this peppermint milkshake anytime you want a bit of soda shop feel in your adult beverage indulgence. Just add peppermint candy.

Peppermint Milkshake With A Schnapps Liqueur BottlePeppermint Milkshake with a Schnapps Liqueur bottle

We created this fun party drink for a small dinner party. This peppermint schnapps milkshake stole the show! Everyone raved about them.

And it makes a kinda special dessert too. So there you go. Dessert and after dinner drink all in one.

Parties are lots of fun with the blender going in the kitchen. People get curious and come wandering in to check out who’s making what. Quite the ice breaker 🙂

Watch Us Make this delightful milkshake in the video. Want it virgin? Just omit the Schnapps and add more Peppermint candy!

We served  Homemade Hawaiian Meatballs over rice at our party. I made these Peppermint Schnapps milkshake cocktails with  Maple Date bars for dessert finger food. The party was a hit and The peppermint milkshake drinks were Famously popular.

We garnished these Holiday mixed drinks with crushed candy canes, whipped cream and a maraschino cherry on top. Peppermint schnapps milkshakes bring a cheerful holiday tone right into the party.

Peppermint Schnapps Milkshake In A Soda Glass Garnished With Whipped Cream, A Candied Cherry, Crushed Peppermint Candy, A Mini Candy Cane And Straw.

The 30 proof Peppermint Schnapps gives a milder kick. The flavor is a light and creamy peppermint with just a hint of alcohol flavor. So good!

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Making this Peppermint Milkshake recipe:

These shakes are ridiculously easy to make, which makes them great party fare. Watch the Video to see how we make this simple Peppermint Schnapps Recipe.

Peppermint Milkshake With Schnapps Liqueur In A Candy Rimmed Soda Glass

Peppermint Milkshake with Schnapps Liqueur in a candy rimmed soda glass. So festive!

Milkshakes obviously melt quickly so to give your guests the best results, use these at a small, intimate event and make them just before you need them. Or, work in teams to get them made and garnished fast.

After all, it’s ice cream! If you really need to hold them for a short time(30 minutes or less) store them in your freezer.

NEED IT VIRGIN? Of course you can make these Peppermint shakes virgin drinks too. Just throw in more crushed candy and omit the Schnapps. Pure soda shop vibe.

Our Homemade French Vanilla Bean Ice cream  or any store bought vanilla bean ice cream is a wonderful rich base for this peppermint shake.


We recommend you stick with vanilla bean or other vanilla ice cream with this recipe.

  • The peppermint candy and Schnapps are plenty of peppermint flavor.

About the Schnapps Liqueur. You can use whatever brand and proof you prefer. We have used both 30 and 80 proof. However….

  • IT MAKES A DIFFERENCE In the flavor of the milkshake. The Peppermint flavor (and booze flavor) gets more intense at 80 proof. Adjust this peppermint schnapps recipe as needed to please yourself.
  • We used a 30 proof schnapps this time. It made a delicious, light holiday cocktail with only a mild kick. Just perfect for an after dinner dessert drink, girls night out or office party. An 80 proof schnapps will add  extra powerful flavor and more BOOZE too so be careful with it.

Whipped Cream Dispenser with 10 N20 ChargersIr?T=Homefoodjunk 20&Amp;L=Ur2&Amp;O=1 are a great time saver. Just throw in your whipped cream ingredients. Pressurize and shake. Very helpful if your making this peppermint Schnapps recipe for a large group.

Garnish Your Peppermint Shake With Whipped Cream, Crushed Candy, Cherry, And A Mini Candy Cane. Don't Forget The Straw!

Garnish your peppermint shake with a crushed peppermint rim on your glass, whipped cream, crushed candy, cherry, and a mini candy cane. Don’t forget the straw!

Dress up your Peppermint Milkshake:

  • Use a pretty soda glass and rim the lip in peppermint for a festive ruffled edge look. Our video shows you the secret to making a beautiful candy rim.
  • Blender the milkshakes as directed
  • Make your whipped cream and layer it over the shake.
  • sprinkle crushed candy cane on the whipped cream.
  • Stick a cheery cherry on top and slide a mini candy cane on the side, sprinkle a few large fines of peppermint candy on the whipped cream to give it that extra touch of class in a glass. The whole thing just says ‘fun Holiday party now!’

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Peppermint Milkshake With A Schnapps Liqueur Bottle
Yield: 1 milkshake

Peppermint Schnapps Milkshake

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes

Peppermint Schnapps Milkshakes with vanilla bean ice cream and crushed peppermint candy makes a delicious Holiday Party drink. Treat your friends to this adult refreshment. All you need is a blender, a few yummy milkshake ingredients and peppermint Schnapps.


  • 1 Cup broken candy canes crushed and sifted, reserve chunky parts
  • 12 ounces vanilla bean ice cream , use your blender bowl measurements to get close)
  • 1/2 Cup heavy cream, 30 percent or higher
  • 1.5 ounce peppermint Schnapps liqueur, One shot glass full

(Recommended Garnishes:)

  • 1/2 cup Whipped cream, as desired-swirled on top
  • 1 maraschinos cherries
  • 1 mini candy cane to decorate the cup


To Rim the milkshake cup with candy cane:

  1. Put 1 Cup broken candy candy canes into your blender and blend to fine crush.
  2. Sift the blended candy canes into a bowl. Reserving the chunks.
  3. Pour the FINE candy canes onto a shallow plate.
  4. On a DIFFERENT shallow plate: Pour a splash of the schnapps onto the plate. Turn your cup upside down in the schnapps until the rim is wet.
  5. Dip the wet rim into the crushed candy canes to collect the fine crushed candy onto the rim. Set cup upright and to the side while making the shake.
  6. Put the cream, schnapps, ice cream and leftover crushed candy cane, into your blender. (reserve a few chunky pieces for garnish if desired)
  7. Blend until combined. Pour into a glass, leaving 1/2 inch of head room.
  8. Layer the whipped cream over the shake, sprinkle with remaining crushed candy cane, and top with a maraschino cherry.
  9. This makes one 12oz. Glass serving with all the trimmings. 


If you plan to rim the glasses with crushed candy cane do this BEFORE you fill the glass.

Nutrition Information

Amount Per Serving Calories 630

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Lovely idea for the holidays! I adore the flavor combo!!

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