Yeah. You read that right.
Eggnog. Christmas Cookie. Milkshake.
You see, eggnog and Christmas cookies as separate entities are delicious enough as is. I’ve often debated with myself over whether cookies or eggnog was the ultimate Christmas food. They are both so heavenly, perfectly embodying the holidays with their seasonal flavors. Since both treats are so widely enjoyed at Christmas time (especially by myself), I realized that it only made sense to enjoy them together.
Like many of my best inventions, the idea for this recipe hit me like a ton of bricks. I had some leftover sugar cookies and ginger snaps, as well as a carton of ‘nog in the fridge. As I was pondering what to do with my leftover treats, the gears in my head began to turn and that dusty old light bulb above my head flickered on.
I was overwhelmed with excitement like a child on Christmas morning. I have had gingerbread milkshakes before, consisting of creamy vanilla ice cream blended with gingerbread cookies, and those were delicious. How much more awesome would it be to take eggnog ice cream and add in not just gingerbread, but sugar cookies as well? You get the iconic cookie classics of Christmas, plus December’s favorite beverage, all in one thick, silky milkshake.
Basically, these milkshakes are Christmas in a glass. We’re talking eggnog AND ginger snap cookies AND sugar cookies in one single sip of sinfully delicious frozen goodness. It’s creamy, indulgent, and full of Christmas flavors. You can actually tastes the cookies, plus they help thicken up the shake. This is one of the best shakes I’ve ever had, and I didn’t even have to go to a restaurant to get it!
A Few Tips Before You Get
- If you can’t find eggnog ice cream, you can use vanilla instead. However, you’ll need more actual eggnog to make up for the lack of flavor.
- A sprinkle of nutmeg would be great on top of these shakes, or you can use festive green & red sprinkles like I did.
- If you don’t like eggnog, try a gingerbread ice cream instead and skip the extra splash of ‘nog.
- The extra eggnog is optional depending on how thick or thin you like your shakes.
- This is so easy to make! You only need a handful of ingredients, plus all you have to do is mix it up in the blender.
- Try to have your ice cream as cold as possible if you want your shakes nice and thick.
Eggnog-Christmas Cookie Milkshakes
By The Smart Cookie Cook
Makes about 2 milkshakes
- 3 cups of eggnog ice cream, frozen
- 1/4 cup eggnog
- 4-6 gingersnap cookies
- 4-5 sugar cookies, (chewy or crunchy; NOT soft)
- Optional: whipped cream & sprinkles, for garnish
- Put the ice cream and eggnog into a blender. Break up the cookies into small pieces and add them to the eggnog mixture. Blend together until smooth and well combined. Pour into glasses and serve. Top with whipped cream & sprinkles, if desired.
If that doesn’t say “Merry Christmas,” then I don’t know what does.
For more Christmas treats, head over to Smart Cookie’s Holiday Headquarters!