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Peppermint Bark Milkshake

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This delicious peppermint bark milkshake has sweet and creamy vanilla ice cream, minty candy canes, mini chocolate chips, and fun toppings!

Peppermint Bark Milkshake in a glass with chocolate dripping down the side of the glass.

During the holidays, peppermint bark is always a favorite treat of mine to have and to share with family and friends.

But what’s better than regular peppermint bark? A peppermint bark milkshake!

Classic peppermint bark flavors like peppermint candy canes, and mini chocolate chips, blended with smooth and sweet vanilla ice cream, and whole milk, and topped with whipped cream, or some decadent homemade hot fudge sauce.

These shakes come together in no time, and the recipe can easily be doubled or tripled for your next get-together!

Trust me, this might become your favorite peppermint filled treat!

Ice cream, milk, candy canes, and chocolate chips sitting on a table.

Ingredients for peppermint bark milkshake

  • Vanilla ice cream – This will make our peppermint bark milkshake extra creamy. Feel free to use your favorite store-bought variety!
  • Whole milk – Milk will help us achieve the perfect consistency in our milkshake.
  • Candy Canes – The perfect balance of mint and sweet!
  • Mini chocolate chips – The blender will have an easy time blitzing these mini chocolate chips up and blending them into the milkshake.
Pouring milk into ice cream in a blender.
Chocolate chips and candy canes in a blender with ice cream.

Topping Ideas

Some of my favorites toppings for this peppermint milkshake are:

Pouring chocolate on a Peppermint Bark Milkshake.

Making this vegan

Yes! This peppermint bark milkshake can be made vegan friendly.

Most candy canes are vegan-friendly, be sure to read the label to double-check.

Just swap out the ice cream, milk, and chocolate chips with vegan-friendly versions.

Want more chocolate

Make this milkshake with a chocolate ice cream base for a rich and chocolate-filled minty treat.

Peppermint Bark Milkshake sitting on a coaster.

Make an adult boozy milkshake

If you’d like to add a little something extra, to make this a special adult milkshake, just add a little peppermint schnapps and vanilla vodka to the mix!

Storage and leftovers

Since these peppermint bark milkshakes come together so fast, it’s best to make them and consume them immediately.

Peppermint Bark Milkshake in a glass.

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Peppermint Bark Milkshake

Peppermint Bark Milkshake

Yield: 2 servings
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes

This delicious peppermint bark milkshake has sweet and creamy vanilla ice cream, minty candy canes, mini chocolate chips, and fun toppings!


  • 1 pint vanilla ice cream
  • 1 cup whole milk
  • 2 candy canes, crushed
  • 1/4 cup mini chocolate chips
  • Whipped cream, for topping, optional
  • candy canes, for topping, optional
  • hocolate sprinkles, for topping, optional


  1. Add the ice cream and milk to a blender and blend until smooth, about 30 seconds. If you prefer a thinner milkshake, feel free to add another ½ cup of milk. 
  2. Next, add the candy canes and mini chocolate chips. Pulse the blender for 10-15 seconds, or until the candy is evenly distributed and only broken up slightly. 
  3. Pour into your desired glasses and top with whipped cream, candy canes, and chocolate chips or sprinkles. 

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Nutrition Information:
Yield: 2 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 553Total Fat: 26gSaturated Fat: 16gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 9gCholesterol: 73mgSodium: 169mgCarbohydrates: 73gFiber: 2gSugar: 61gProtein: 9g

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