Ohhhhhh, yeahhhhh. It’s Girl Scout Cookie Time, people! Which means that while our neighborhood will be full of up-and-at-em, go-and-get-em girls knocking on doors and sweetly demanding you buy some cookies, I’ll be here with my daughter all, “Oh. Yeah. We’ll go out cookie selling in just a bit,” and then I’ll panic and buy 52 boxes out of guilt that not only did I not go selling with her but also we moved her away from all her people who would buy all the cookies all the time. Like grandparents. And aunts and uncles. And people I grew up with and have embarrassing photos of as children that we can now leverage into cookie sales. Not that I’m advocating blackmail as a way to sell cookies. I don’t suppose that’s one of the business skills they’re trying to teach girls in this whole cookie selling process.
So. Lots of cookie recipes in the works right now, but the simplest will likely be this milkshake recipe. Because the only thing that could make Thin Mints better would be more chocolate. And ice cream. And whipped cream.
I like my shakes thick, the kind you eat partially with a straw and partially with a spoon. So this one is definitely like that. Thick. Creamy. Chocolaty. Freakin’ yummy.
- 2 c chocolate chip ice cream
- 10 Thin Mint Girl Scout cookies
- 1 Tb chocolate syrup
- 1/3 c milk
- Thin Mints for garnish (one per person)
- Whipped cream
- Combine ice cream, cookies, syrup, and milk in a blender.
- Pulse until smooth.
- Pour into glasses. Top with whipped cream and one whole Thin Mint cookie. Makes 3 cups.
If you just can’t bring yourself to be making shakes in the dead of winter, stock up on the Thin Mints. Store them in your freezer for a few months. And then, this summer, when you’re looking for a special treat, pull them out, come back to this milkshake recipe, and make it then. The cookies won’t be any worse for wear, I promise.
If you’re looking for more Girl Scout cookie recipes, try these as well:
And if you need actual Girl Scout cookies, and don’t have your own personal Girl Scout, you can order them here!
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