Chick-Fil-A Peppermint Milkshake is delicious and easy to make. Make your favorite copycat peppermint shake at home with this easy recipe.

Peppermint Milkshake topped with whipped cream, crushed peppermint and a cherry
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When the holiday season approaches, my kids always want to go to Chick-Fil-A for their peppermint milkshake. But with my large family, that can get expensive. So, I decided to make their favorite milkshake at home at a fraction of the cost.

The holidays are a great time to enjoy all your favorite Christmas Treats as it makes it that much sweeter. Impress your friends and family this holiday with their favorite copycat recipe Chick-Fil-A peppermint shake after dinner.

You might also like Christmas Milkshake or this Grinch Milkshake recipe.

Easy Copycat Peppermint Milkshake:

We love making copycat recipes from our favorite restaurants. It saves me a ton of money because of my large family but it always saves time. We also love ice cream, so this copycat milkshake is one of our favorites to make.

This peppermint milkshake is so refreshing and full of peppermint and chocolate flavors. You can easily change the recipe to what you prefer, but we think these simple ingredients taste just like Chick-Fil-A’s.

Add quality ice cream and blend in a good mixer and you will love the results. This milkshake is perfect served for movie night or a family gathering. Serve in fun glasses for a fun milkshake.

Ingredients: 

Ingredients needed for the Peppermint milkshake - ice cream, milk, peppermint extract, red food coloring, peppermint candy canes, chocolate chips, whipped cream maraschino cherries

For the Shake: 

  • Vanilla Bean Ice Cream
  • Whole Milk
  • Peppermint Extract
  • Red Food Coloring
  • Peppermint Candy Canes (crushed)
  • Mini Chocolate Chips

For Toppings: 

  • Whipped Cream
  • Maraschino Cherries

For the full list of ingredients and recipe, scroll to the bottom for the recipe card.

How to Make Chick-Fil-A Peppermint Milkshake: 

The ice cream in the blender with a bowl of chocolate chips, jar of milk and peppermint extract

Step 1 – Add ingredients to blender – Place the vanilla bean ice cream, milk, peppermint extract and chocolate chips in a blender.  Blend on low speed until the mixture is combined.  

Adding in the red food coloring and the chopped peppermint into the blended ice cream in the blender

Step 2 – Mix in Red Food Coloring – Add in the red food coloring and blend until the shake is a bold pink color. Add a little bit of food coloring at a time.

Peppermint Milkshake in the blender with a bowl of cherries and whipped cream

Step 3 – Add in Candy Canes – Add in the candy canes and blend until smooth and well combined.

Peppermint Shake in a glass topped with whipped cream and cherries

Step 4 – Serve and Enjoy – Serve in a tall glass topped with the whipped cream and maraschino cherries.  Enjoy! 

Recipe Tips:

  • Milkshake Consistency – If your milkshake is too thick, add more milk. If the milkshake is too thin, then add more ice cream to thicken it up.
  • Blend Milkshake – We recommend using a good blender to mix the ingredients. We like using a Vitamix blender. It is an investment but it blends the ice cream ingredients smooth and creamy.
  • Red Food Coloring – Add the red food coloring to the milkshake until it is the red color that you prefer.
  • Peppermint Candy – If you prefer, you can also use crushed candy canes to mix into the milkshake.
  • Ice Cream – Feel free to change the vanilla ice cream in this recipe. Peppermint chip milkshake can be made with peppermint ice cream instead. We recommend using quality ice cream when making this recipe.
  • Chocolate Chips – We love the added flavor of mini chocolate chips, but you can also use dark chocolate chips in this recipe. You can also use peppermint bark to instead of chocolate chips.
  • Peppermint Extract – This is the key ingredient to give the milkshake the full peppermint flavor. Make sure to use peppermint extract and not mint extract.
  • Soften Ice Cream – Before adding the vanilla ice cream to the blender, make sure it has time soften. We recommend leaving it on the counter for about 5 minutes and it will be the perfect texture to spoon into the blender.
  • Milk – We prefer to use whole milk in this recipe, but you can also use milk alternative such as almond milk.
Peppermint Milkshake topped with whipped cream, crushed peppermint and a cherry

What are the Best Toppings?

We usually top our shake with whipped cream and crushed candy canes. We also love to place a cherry on top. You can easily drizzle with chocolate syrup and add a more chocolate chips.

How to Store Leftover:

This peppermint milkshake is best served immediately. If you do have leftovers, you can store in the freezer in a freezer safe glass.

Peppermint Milkshake topped with whipped cream, crushed peppermint and a cherry

How to Serve:

  • Mason jars – We always have a ton of these around and the milkshakes look pretty in them.
  • Tall ice cream glasses -I love these old fashioned glasses. They remind me of what you would find at an ice cream shop.

Frequently Asked Questions:

What does Chick-Fil-A put in the Peppermint Milkshake?

This milkshake is handspun with vanilla ice dream and chips of peppermint bark. The milkshake is topped with whipped cream and a cherry.

How many calories are in Chick-Fil-A Peppermint Milkshake?

This vanilla based milkshake has about 660 calories.

How long does Chick-Fil-A have the Peppermint Milkshake?

This Peppermint Milkshake is only at Chick-Fil-A for a limited of time. You can get the milkshake from November 14th through January 7th.

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Chick-fil-A Peppermint Milkshake Recipe

5 from 2 votes
Chick-Fil-A Peppermint Milkshake is delicious and easy to make. Make your favorite copycat peppermint shake at home with this easy recipe.
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 2
Cuisine American
Course Dessert
Calories 483

Ingredients

For the Shake:

  • 2 cups Vanilla Bean Ice Cream
  • 1/2 cup Whole Milk
  • 1/4 teaspoon Peppermint Extract
  • Red Food Coloring
  • 2 Peppermint Candy Canes crushed
  • 1/4 cup Mini Chocolate Chips

For Toppings:

  • Whipped Cream
  • Maraschino Cherries

Instructions

  • Place the vanilla bean ice cream, milk, peppermint extract and chocolate chips in a blender.  Blend on low speed until the mixture is combined.
  • Add in the red food coloring and blend until the shake is a bold pink color. Add a little bit of food coloring at a time.
  • Add in the candy canes and blend until smooth and well combined.
  • Serve in a tall glass topped with the whipped cream and maraschino cherries.  Enjoy!

Recipe Notes

If your milkshake is too thick, add more milk. If the milkshake is too thin, then add more ice cream to thicken it up.

Nutrition Facts

Calories 483kcal, Carbohydrates 50g, Protein 8g, Fat 28g, Saturated Fat 17g, Polyunsaturated Fat 1g, Monounsaturated Fat 8g, Trans Fat 0.03g, Cholesterol 67mg, Sodium 132mg, Potassium 523mg, Fiber 3g, Sugar 42g, Vitamin A 669IU, Vitamin C 1mg, Calcium 262mg, Iron 2mg

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