Candy Cane Freakshake

Friday 15 December 2017

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Next week is the beginning of winter, and I am here sharing an ice-cream freakshake recipe with you.

I have been planning my next freakshake recipe ever since the success of my 90s candy floss creation, and I guess right now, (just before Christmas) is the right time to share my next one with you. This is a little different to what you'd expect during Christmas, (the flavour is very xmas though) but since when have I stuck to tradition?

festive candy cane freakshake

I am one of those strange people who doesn't feel the weather. I'm not saying I never get cold, of course I do, but while other people are wrapped up in layers of clothing and chunky knits, I'm wearing a denim jacket wondering if I wasn't told about the dress code. It's the middle of December, and I still sleep with the window open. I love that fresh feeling. Let's face it, as much as I love Christmas, I'm counting down the days until it's summer.

Now, let me introduce you to my candy cane freakshake; a fresh peppermint shake, decorated with even more pepperminty goodness. I made the shake using a very simple recipe of dairy-free milk (I went for almond), dairy-free vanilla ice-cream, and peppermint extract. Be very light with the peppermint extract as a little goes a long way. Side note, Tesco's are selling candy cane flavoured crisps. They definitely aren't as bad as I thought (I did have a really low expectation, so maybe that's why), but if you have a sweet tooth, and love peppermint, I am going to recommend that you give them a try. Maybe not with this freakshake, as it might be a peppermint overload!

.@helloaycan is sharing her candy cane freakshake recipe

To decorate my glass, I used melted chocolate around the rim and placed on crushed candy canes. With the remaining chocolate, I dripped that inside the glass. A great accompaniment to this freakshake, are my peppermint oreo brownies. Cut up into chunks and placed on top, along with mint creme oreos, and even more peppermint frosting. FYI, they all taste amazing together. If you fancy something a little different during a Christmas party, or you need a refreshing and cool drink while you're piled in layers and layers of clothing and duvets, give this freakshake a try.


This recipe makes 1 large glass.


  • 4 scoops of dairy-free vanilla ice-cream
  • 1 cup dairy-free milk
  • 1/4 tsp peppermint extract
  • a drop of pink food gel (optional)


  1. (optional) To decorate your glass, layer melted chocolate around the rim, and cover with crushed candy canes. Drip the remaining chocolate around the inside of the glass, and place in the fridge to harden
  2. Put all the milkshake ingredients in a blender and blend until completely smooth. Add more peppermint if needed. Add more ice cream for a thicker shake, or add more milk for a thinner shake.
  3. Add peppermint frosting, brownies and mint creme oreos to decorate.
festive candy cane freakshake

If you're looking for something warmer, don't forget to check out my black cherry hot chocolate. Equally as tasty, and a little more weather appropriate. Let me know in the comments below if you're all for having freakshakes during Christmas. I have two more recipes coming up next week, which you can find out more about on my advent calendar.