Dessert | November 30, 2020

Copycat Chick Fil A Peppermint Milkshake

Skip the drive thru and make this seasonable favorite at home – year round!  This Copycat Chick Fil A Peppermint Milkshake – a version that is only available a few months out of the year.  With a handful of ingredients and a few minutes you’ll be able to enjoy this treat whenever you want.

Chick Fil A peppermint milk shake in a tall glass topped with whipped cream, a cherry, and a peppermint stick. There are peppermint candies scattered around it.

What Is A Chick Fil A Peppermint Shake?

A shake similar to this one, is served at the fast food restaurant, Chick Fil A, but only during the winter months. The first time I took a sip of the peppermint shake I was in love.  This shake has pieces of candy cane, shavings of chocolate, and a smooth vanilla ice cream. Even after it was gone from the menu I would often drive thru and ask if they still had them.  Some stores have leftover supplies a few months after the promo is gone.  But after that…its an entire year before you get to drink one again.  So I came up with a solution – make it at home.

Three glasses filled with Chick Fil A peppermint milkshake. There are tiny bowls of cherries to the side and peppermint candies scattered around the glasses.

What Do I Need To Make A Peppermint Milkshake?

You’ll need:

  • 8 candy canes
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1/4 cup shaved semisweet chocolate (from a semi sweet chocolate baking bar)
  • 4 cups ice cream (about 8 scoops)
  • 1/2 tsp peppermint extract

Ingredients needed to make a peppermint shake on a baking tray.

How Do I Make A Chick Fil A Peppermint Shake?

1. Shave your chocolate bar using a microplane or cheese grater.

I opted for shaved chocolate rather than blending chocolate chips.  I find that chocolate chips have a waxy texture, and using the shaved chocolate really replicated the texture and flavor of the Chick Fil A version.

2. Crush your candy canes into pebble sized piece by pulsing them in a blender.

3. Add Milk.

Pro Tip: always put liquids in the bottom of your blender.  This allows the blade to turn and blend your items.

4. Top with shaved chocolate.

How to prepare a peppermint milkshake.

5. Pour in peppermint extract.

6. Add in ice cream.

7. Pulse until you get your desired consistency.

8. Pour into 4 glasses and top with whipped cream.

How to prepare a peppermint milkshake.

Chick Fil A Peppermint Milkshake Q&A

What should I top my shake with?

Sometimes I like my shakes as is – I skip the whipped cream and sprinkles.  But with this shake I love a dollop of whipped cream, ALWAYS a cherry, and a dusting of crushed candy cane.

Do you have a blender you recommend?

Of course, any blender will work for this recipe.  But I love having a high power blender at home.  It is the appliance I use the most, and one I will never be without.  For years I purchased cheap blenders that broke often.  Since investing in a good blender (I use a Blendtec) I haven’t had an issue once.  So take my advice and skip the cheap ones and invest in a nice one when you can.

Why is my milkshake not thick?

This shake should be able to be sipped thru a straw.  Some shakes served a restaurants these days aren’t milkshakes but rather stirred soft serve.  If you prefer a thicker shake, add more ice cream.

Two glasses filled with Chick Fil A peppermint milkshake. Both are topped with whipped cream and a cherry,

Peppermint FTW

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A close up of the top of Chick Fil A peppermint shake.

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Four glasses filled with peppermint shake.

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Chick Fil A peppermint milk shake in a tall glass topped with whipped cream, a cherry, and a peppermint stick. There are peppermint candies scattered around it.
Peppermint Milk Shake
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
5 mins
Total Time
10 mins
 

Skip the drive thru and make this seasonable favorite at home - year round!  This peppermint milkshake is a copycat of the famous Chick Fil A versions that is only available a few months out of the year.  With a handful of ingredients and a few minutes you'll be able to enjoy this treat whenever you want.

Course: beverage, Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: chick fil a shake, peppermint milk shake, peppermint shake
Servings: 4
Calories: 485 kcal
Author: Kadee
Ingredients
  • 1/4 cup semi sweet chocolate shaved (from a semi-sweet chocolate baking bar)
  • 8 candy canes
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 tsp peppermint extract
  • 4 cups vanilla ice cream
Instructions
  1. Shave your chocolate bar using a microplane or cheese grater.
  2. Crush your candy canes into pebble sized piece by pulsing them in a blender.
  3. Add Milk. Pro Tip: always put liquids in the bottom of your blender.  This allows the blade to turn and blend your items.
  4. Top with shaved chocolate.
  5. Pour in peppermint extract.
  6. Add in ice cream.
  7. Pulse until you get your desired consistency.
  8. Pour into 4 glasses and top with whipped cream.

Recipe Video

Recipe Notes

I opted for shaved chocolate rather than blending chocolate chips.  I find that chocolate chips have a waxy texture, and using the shaved chocolate really replicated the texture and flavor of the Chick Fil A version.

What should I top my shake with?

Sometimes I like my shakes as is - I skip the whipped cream and sprinkles.  But with this shake I love a dollop of whipped cream, ALWAYS a cherry, and a dusting of crushed candy cane.

Do you have a blender you recommend?

Of course, any blender will work for this recipe.  But I love having a high power blender at home.  It is the appliance I use the most, and one I will never be without.  For years I purchased cheap blenders that broke often.  Since investing in a good blender (I use a Blendtec) I haven't had an issue once.  So take my advice and skip the cheap ones and invest in a nice one when you can.

Why is my milkshake not thick?

This shake should be able to be sipped thru a straw.  Some shakes served a restaurants these days aren't milkshakes but rather stirred soft serve.  If you prefer a thicker shake, add more ice cream.

Nutrition Facts
Peppermint Milk Shake
Amount Per Serving (8 ounces)
Calories 485 Calories from Fat 189
% Daily Value*
Fat 21g32%
Saturated Fat 13g81%
Cholesterol 65mg22%
Sodium 133mg6%
Potassium 405mg12%
Carbohydrates 67g22%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 56g62%
Protein 7g14%
Vitamin A 655IU13%
Vitamin C 1mg1%
Calcium 245mg25%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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