Homemade Mint Pistachio Almond Milkshakes are a great way to get the flavor of the fast food mint milkshakes at less than half the cost at home, with ingredients that you can pronounce. Just because you crave something that’s not “health food” doesn’t mean you have to eat unhealthy food!
The Ingredients Matter in Mint Pistachio Almond Milkshakes
A quality ice cream is always a plus in a good milkshake, but you have to like the ice cream if you are going to love the milkshake. I chose Blue Bell, because I love the flavor and texture. It’s creamy and thick, like an old fashioned ice cream. I use heavy whipping cream in my Mint Pistachio Almond Milkshakes because it keeps the thickness of the ice cream, while making it a drinkable liquid. You can use regular milk if you like.
Special Equipment for Mint Pistachio Almond Milkshakes
A number of years ago, the jar for my Oster blender, handed down to me from my grandfather, was broken. I picked up the mess and headed to the internet to find a new one. In the process, I found this great milkshake blade that works in any standard blender! Since I was on a milkshake kick, it found a new home in my blender. You can make Mint Pistachio Almond Milkshakes with any blender, but if you are a milkshake-a-holic, check the webs for a milkshake blade. The only downside is it doesn’t chop frozen fruit very well, so I do that by hand before making a milkshake.
- 1 C pistachio almond ice cream
- 1/4 C heavy whipping cream or milk
- 1/4 t mint flavoring
- 1/8 t green food coloring
- Place all ingredients in a blender and blend until the ice cream is well mixed with the other ingredients.
- Serve immediately in pretty glasses.
Why Kids Don’t Get All the Fun with Mint Pistachio Almond Milkshakes
If you’d like to make Mint Pistachio Almond Milkshakes with an adult twist, skip the mint flavoring and add a splash of Creme de Menthe! The mint flavoring will still be tasty and add another layer to your taste buds, with just a little bit more kick!
Don’t wait for St. Patrick’s Day! Make a batch of these Mint Pistachio Almond Milkshakes and let your taste buds thank you!