The gods of mint have descended upon March. Cute little girls dressed in green (how appropriate!) stand in front of the grocery store peddling Thin Mint cookies, and McDonald's makes those heavenly, minty Shamrock Shakes in celebration on St. Patrick's Day. Obviously, both of these treats are fat-free, so when you combine them you are left with a frothy, creamy drink that very closely resembles a salad.
In reality, I made the shake with fat-free frozen yogurt (the kind with "live and active cultures" makes me feel both healthy and creepy all at once) and skim milk, so it isn't a terrible dessert. But if you want to go all out with premium ice cream, then by all means do so!
*Side note: In the next post, I will put a picture of what happened when we gave Lily a Thin Mint. It was pretty ridiculous. Happy St. Patrick's Day!
Thin Mint Shamrock Shake
2-3 scoops of vanilla ice cream or frozen yogurt 2 Thin Mint cookies 1/4 cup milk ~ 1/8 teaspoon mint extract a couple drops of green food coloring (optional)
Combine all ingredients in a blender and pulse until the cookies are crushed and all ingredients are combined. Of course, this recipe is easily customized to what you like by adding more or less of each ingredient.
Serve immediately with whipped cream and crushed cookies on top. Top o' the dessert to ya!
Source: Inspired by McDonald's Shamrock Shake and those pesky, cookie-peddling Girl Scouts :)