I know… You are supposed to post recipes for warm drinks for wintertime, right? Well, I just couldn’t resist. We got hooked on our raw goat milkshakes this summer and somehow the obsession has carried over into winter. We are just tweaking the ingredients to be more seasonal: Orange Creamsicle Shakes for summer, Pumpkin Pie Shakes for fall and now peppermint for the holidays.
This shake is refreshing with a hint of peppermint and all whole food ingredients. The best part about this recipe is that it doesn’t require ice cream- just simple ingredients that you already have in your fridge and pantry.
1 cup milk (preferrably raw)
2 cups ice cubes
2 T. pure vanilla extract (homemade is best!)
1/4 t. peppermint extract
10 drops pure Stevia extract
1/8- 1/4 cup maple syrup
(Chocolate Variation: Add 1 to 2 tablespoons of cocoa power or carob powder for a delightfully refreshing chocolate twist!)
(Note on the sweeteners: I wanted to avoid white sugar in this recipe. If you don’t have Stevia, use more syrup. Also, you may want to add a bit more, if your family likes their drinks sweeter. As written, it is not overwhelmingly sweet)
Place all ingredients in blender. Blend thoroughly. The key to super thick and creamy ice-cream-less shakes is a lot of blending. Blend it until you think it’s done, then blend it some more!
Raw milk, peppermint, and a hint of sweetness. What more could you ask for?