Hello hello! Today we talking about an embarrassingly easy SHAKE that needs to be in your summer rotation.

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When blended it might not look like a beauty, but it’s filled with fresh mint! And cookies! And cream! In the form of ice cream, of course. I think my inner ten-year-old just flipped from milkshake excitement.

And yes, I’m trying to be a legitimate friend and tell you how to blend things in a blender. I mean. 

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Eddie’s favorite ice cream flavor is cookies and cream. His favorite dessert, period, is anything cookies and cream. Even when we get froyo, he actually LAYERS the crushed cookies into his yogurt. He gets a little yogurt, scoops in the cookies, gets more yogurt, scoops more cookies and repeats it, like, seven more times until he has a huge bowl.

So! I made these cookies and cream milkshakes with the thought of Father’s Day in mind. But since I’m a terrible, selfish, horrible, no-good person, I put fresh mint in two of them!

Eddie doesn’t like mint and chocolate together. He thinks it tastes like chocolate toothpaste, which in a word, is horrific.

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I couldn’t resist though. My herb garden is killing it this year, I’m guessing since we’ve got so much rain. I can’t make mojitos and I planted my mint in a separate pot this year (yes yes, going to share everything I planted over on Crumbs very soon!) – and I already have a ton of it! It just makes everything taste so… fresh.

Plus, you might remember from way way waaaay back in the day when I shared some milk chocolate and fresh mint cupcakes. I mean, sure, I might have also dubbed them toothpaste cupcakes, but they were super good! A bunch of you still make them to this day which totally blows my mind.

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Isn’t this basically health food since there is a green leaf that resembles a small piece of lettuce in my shake? I think so. for sure.

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Fresh Mint Cookies and Cream Shake

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  • 1 1/2 cups vanilla ice cream
  • 1/2  cup milk almond, coconut, cow’s, your choice!
  • 8 chocolate sandwich cookies like oreo’s, obvs
  • 1 handful of fresh mint leaves plus extra for garnish!
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract


  • Add everything to a blender and… blend it! Serve with a big old sprig of fresh mint AND some whipped cream if it’s not too rich. Maybe some cookies on top. Go get it.

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P.S. a little drop of Kahlua wouldn’t be so bad in here…