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Get in the holiday spirit by making No Churn Peppermint Ice Cream and turning it into a milkshake! You don’t need an ice cream maker for this recipe, either. The best pepperminty ice cream and milkshake is way easier to make at home than you expect. Makes 3-4 milkshakes, depending on your serving size!
My cousins like to tell the story that they loved visiting our house when we were kids because my parents always had at least one flavor of ice cream in the freezer at all times.
I feel like this might be a slight exaggeration because I don’t have vivid childhood memories of eating ice cream every night. However, it’s true to say that every member of our family adores ice cream.
One of our favorite ice creams—Peppermint Ice Cream—has become harder to come by in recent years.
So we’re going to make it at home without an ice cream machine. And then we’re turning it into a Peppermint Milkshake, just for funsies.
Why I love this recipe:
Peppermint Ice Cream has become increasingly challenging to find, and if you ever have a hankering for it outside of December, you’re generally out of luck.
I love this no churn ice cream recipe because:
- You don’t need an ice cream maker.
- It’s incredibly simple to put together.
- You can make it a day before you want to enjoy it… and eat it out of a bowl or turn it into a decadent milkshake.
- You can make Peppermint Ice Cream anytime of year now!
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What you need to make No Churn Peppermint Ice Cream and a Peppermint Milkshake
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In addition to these tools, you’ll need a few ingredients, too.
- Heavy whipping cream
- Sweetened condensed milk (one 14 oz. can)
- Peppermint extract
- Candy canes
- Powdered sugar
- Vanilla extract
- Whipped cream
How to make Peppermint Ice Cream
In a large bowl, pour in the heavy whipping cream.
Using a hand (or stand) mixer, whip the cream slowly at first, then increase the speed until soft peaks form. You’re essentially making a soft whipped cream at this stage to serve as the base for the no churn ice cream.
In another bowl, combine the sweetened condensed milk with the peppermint extract and candy cane pieces. Stir together with a rubber spatula until smooth.
Fold the sweetened condensed milk mixture into the whipped cream with a rubber spatula.
Pour the ice cream into a loaf pan. Sprinkle with additional candy cane pieces. Cover with plastic wrap, pressing down over the ice cream base so it doesn’t form a film, and freeze overnight.
How to make a Peppermint Milkshake
Scoop the ice cream into the base of a blender, and measure in the milk and the vanilla extract.
Blend until creamy and smooth.
Pour into glasses, and top with whipped cream and additional candy cane pieces! Enjoy immediately.
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Where can I buy peppermint ice cream?
Now that you know how to make this ice cream, you can purchase the ingredients at your favorite grocery store or have them delivered to you and make the ice cream at home.
What is peppermint stick ice cream?
Peppermint stick ice cream is a classic ice cream flavor that’s sold during the holiday months that has peppermint sticks (or pieces!) in it.
Who has peppermint milkshakes?
Now that you know how to make this no churn peppermint ice cream at home, YOU have peppermint milkshakes!
Yes, it requires a little planning and preparation, but it’s worth the effort!
How do you thicken a milkshake?
Ice cream is your milkshake thickener! I made mine thinner here to make the sipping easier for my daughter, but you can make yours as thick as you’d like.
Keep in mind that the thicker the milkshake, the more challenging it is to sip, as well as blend.
Are you supposed to put ice in a milkshake?
No. Since ice cream is cold, you don’t need ice added to a milkshake. It will dilute the flavor as it melts.
Now how ‘bout we make a MILKSHAKE?
Scroll on down to learn how easy this ice cream is to make and the ingredients you’ll need to whip them into a pepperminty milkshake for the holiday season!
Get in the holiday spirit by whipping up a No Churn Peppermint Ice Cream Milkshake! You don't need an ice cream maker for this recipe. Whip heavy whipping cream, then add sweetened condensed milk, pure peppermint extract and candy cane pieces. Stir gently until combined, then freeze. When it's time to make the milkshake, scoop the ice cream into a blender, and mix with milk. A smooth, pepperminty shake is the BEST holiday dessert!
No Churn Peppermint Ice Cream
- 2 cups (1 pt.) heavy whipping cream
- 14 oz. sweetened condensed milk
- 1 tablespoon pure peppermint extract
- ¾ cup candy cane pieces, ground up finely, plus additional to sprinkle on the top
- ¼ cup powdered sugar
- 2 large scoops No Churn Peppermint Ice Cream (about 1 cup)
- ½ cup milk (whole or skim OK)
- ½ tablespoon pure vanilla extract
- Candy Canes pieces, for decoration
- 1 cup heavy whipping cream
- ¼ cup powdered sugar
Make the No Churn Peppermint Ice Cream
- In a large bowl, pour in the heavy whipping cream.
- Using a hand (or stand) mixer, whip the cream slowly at first, then increase the speed until soft peaks form.
- In another bowl, combine the sweetened condensed milk with the peppermint extract and candy cane pieces, stirring until smooth.
- Fold the sweetened condensed milk mixture into the whipped cream with a rubber spatula.
- Pour the ice cream into a loaf pan. Sprinkle with additional candy cane pieces. Freeze overnight.
Make the Whipped Cream
- In a chilled glass bowl, measure in the heavy whipping cream.
- Using a hand (or stand) mixer, whip the cream slowly at first. Increase the speed.
- When the cream starts coming together, measure in the powdered sugar.
- Continue whipping the cream until peaks form when the blender is lifted from the bowl.
- Chill until time to serve.
Make the Milkshake
- Scoop the ice cream into the base of a blender.
- Measure in the milk and the vanilla extract.
- Blend the ice cream, milk and vanilla extract until creamy and smooth.
- Pour into glasses, and top with whipped cream and additional candy cane pieces! Enjoy immediately.
Please note that this recipe is for just ONE milkshake, but it makes an entire loaf pan of ice cream. You can make up to THREE milkshakes with the loaf pan of ice cream, just depending on the thickness of the milkshakes. (Mine were on the thinner side to make them easier to sip, but if you like yours thicker, you can get TWO milkshakes out of this pan.)
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Serving Size:1 milkshake
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 1363Total Fat: 58gSaturated Fat: 36gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 17gCholesterol: 195mgSodium: 334mgCarbohydrates: 193gFiber: 0gSugar: 168gProtein: 20g
Nutrition facts are an estimate and not guaranteed to be accurate.