Candy Cane Crunch Milkshake


If you’ve got a stash of candy canes lying around (or will in the near future), then you need to make this Candy Cane Crunch Milkshake! It’s creamy, refreshing, and has a little crunch in it from the candy canes.

Candy Cane Crunch Milkshake

I even threw in a little chocolate for good measure. 😉

I got this great idea from Dairy Queen. They have a blizzard there during the holidays that is called Candy Cane Chill. It has bits of candy canes and chocolate swirled together with creamy vanilla ice cream. I’m a bit obsessed with it… naturally. I wanted to recreate it but in the most simplest form possible because I didn’t want to have to make my own ice cream.

I grabbed some vanilla ice cream, a little milk, and a big scoop of cool whip. The cool whip gives it that thick milkshake texture that is unbelievable good. I whirled it all around with a few candy canes and some chocolate chips.


Candy Cane Crunch Milkshake

The candy canes turn the milkshake a beautiful shade of light pink and give it loads of refreshing peppermint flavor.

Go snag some candy canes and make this shake!

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Candy Cane Crunch Milkshake
Serves: serves 2
  • 4 large scoops of vanilla ice cream
  • 1 cup Cool Whip, thawed or frozen
  • ¼ cup milk
  • 3 regular sized candy canes, unwrapped
  • ¼ cup chocolate chips
  1. Combine all the ingredients in a blender and blend for 20 seconds or until milkshake consistency.
  2. Pour into two cups.
  3. Top with additional cool whip and crushed candy canes for garnish (optional).


  1. With the unusually warm weather this time of year on the East coast, this recipe is perfect. How would you make this a little sweeter?

  2. I make a heavenly candy with Ande’s peppermint bits (and I don’t care much for peppermint), so I wonder if
    we couldn’t use those instead of the candy canes?

  3. Leander says:

    Hi :) did you crush the candy canes first or did you just throw it in without crushing it?

  4. LordDaniel says:

    OMG. Can you imagine if your mum made things like this.
    Happiest kids EVER.
    She have obviously been sent from heaven.
    And on that note, is the angel who created this incredible piece of art married.?
    Coz you had me at candy. marry me!

  5. Just made this and not enough words to describe how good. All of my kids LOVED it and getting 5 kids to agree on anything is rare.

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