Candy Cane Crunch Milkshake

This Candy Cane Crunch Milkshake is creamy, refreshing, and has a little crunch in it from the candy canes.

Candy Cane Crunch Milkshake

I even threw in a little chocolate for good measure. 😉

I got this great idea from Dairy Queen. They have a blizzard there during the holidays that is called Candy Cane Chill. It has bits of candy canes and chocolate swirled together with creamy vanilla ice cream. I’m a bit obsessed with it… naturally. I wanted to recreate it but in the most simplest form possible because I didn’t want to have to make my own ice cream.

I grabbed some vanilla ice cream, a little milk, and a big scoop of cool whip. The cool whip gives it that thick milkshake texture that is unbelievable good. I whirled it all around with a few candy canes and some chocolate chips.


Candy Cane Crunch Milkshake

The candy canes turn the milkshake a beautiful shade of light pink and give it loads of refreshing peppermint flavor.

Go snag some candy canes and make this shake!

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A glass jar filled with Candy Can Crunch Milkshake topped with whipped cream and crushed candy cane and a red and white straw
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Candy Cane Crunch Milkshake

This cool and creamy Candy Cane Crunch Milkshake is a fun way to use up those leftover candy canes!
Prep Time5 mins
Total Time5 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 2
Calories: 272 kcal
Author: Shawn


  • 4 vanilla ice cream
  • 1 cup Cool Whip, thawed or frozen
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 3 candy canes, unwrapped
  • 1/4 cup chocolate chips


  • Combine all the ingredients in a blender and blend for 20 seconds or until milkshake consistency.
  • Pour into two cups.
  • Top with additional cool whip and crushed candy canes for garnish (optional).


Calories: 272kcal | Carbohydrates: 47g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 13mg | Sodium: 57mg | Potassium: 81mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 38g | Vitamin A: 165IU | Calcium: 101mg | Iron: 1mg
Keywords: candy cane, milkshake
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Shawn is the Owner and Creator of I Wash You Dry. She loves to create and share simple, family-friendly recipes. Mom to 5 adorable children and dwells in the desert of Southern Utah.
11 Responses
  1. Ashley

    Just made this and not enough words to describe how good. All of my kids LOVED it and getting 5 kids to agree on anything is rare.

  2. LordDaniel

    OMG. Can you imagine if your mum made things like this.
    Happiest kids EVER.
    She have obviously been sent from heaven.
    And on that note, is the angel who created this incredible piece of art married.?
    Coz you had me at candy. marry me!

  3. Beverly

    I make a heavenly candy with Ande’s peppermint bits (and I don’t care much for peppermint), so I wonder if
    we couldn’t use those instead of the candy canes?

  4. Tess @ Tips on Healthy Living

    With the unusually warm weather this time of year on the East coast, this recipe is perfect. How would you make this a little sweeter?

    1. Shawn

      I suppose if you wanted it even sweeter you could add a tablespoon or two of sugar? I felt that it was plenty sweet as is though. Enjoy!

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Hi, I’m Shawn and I’m a busy mom of five; pretending to live on a budget. I love to cook, and explore new recipes, but they have to be quick and easy with as few dishes as possible.

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