This vegan, holiday Brownie-Peppermint Stick Shake is pretty dreamy. Creamy, cool peppermint ice cream is blended to a soft texture and layered with thick, rich chunks of vegan brownies. Dig your spoon into this decadent dessert!
Peppermint Stick ice cream was always my favorite as a kid, so this easy vegan version really makes me glow around the holidays. Get my recipe + find out the winner of my "Show Me Your Salad'tude" Contest!..
contest winner -> CONGRATS to Corinne! She is headed to Napa thanks to Dole Salads!! (see her winning entry + full details below recipe)
Vegan brownie Cubes on top..
Brownie-Peppermint Stick Milkshake Parfait
vegan, serves 2
1 cup vegan brownies, chopped into cubes
1 1/2 cups vegan vanilla ice cream (I find that rich coconut milk-based ice cream works best! Luna & Larry's is my favorite brand.)
2 Tbsp vegan peppermint candies + a few extra for garnish
1 1/2 frozen bananas
1/3+ cup vanilla non-dairy milk or creamer
Vegan Brownie cubes - try this recipe
1. Add the banana, ice cream, candies and non-dairy milk to a blender.
2. Blend from low to high until all the candies are blended into the banana and ice cream. The non-dairy milk helps to soften the texture and blend - this creates a texture somewhere in between ice cream and a milkshake. Tip: If you like your ice cream extra thick, add the milk in splashes until the blend runs smooth.
3. Add 4 cubes of brownie to the bottom of a parfait glass. Add in a big scoop of the "milkshake" then a few more brownies and finish off with more shake. Top with one brownie chunk and peppermint candies to garnish. Serve with a spoon.
WINNER Announcement: Salad'tude Contest. Corinne is headed on a $6,200 Napa Valley Adventure! The votes were close guys, but in the end the winner was finalist #3. Corinne from California. Thanks to Dole Salads, who will be sending her on a salad-lovers' trip of a lifetime!
Corinne's salad recipe in the photo:
~ organic mixed greens dressed with cold pressed flax seed oil, a squeeze of fresh lemon juice and sea salt
~ 1/4 cup of pomegranate seeds
~ 1/4 cup walnuts (raw or toasted)
~ 1 organic zucchini, made into ribbons using a potato peeler
~ edible organic flowers for color and happiness!
When I emailed Corinne to tell her she won, I learned that she is also a very talented jewelry designer! Check out here veggie creations (or visit her website!).. How cute are they?
Again, thank you to all the very talented finalists!!
More peppermint yum..