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..
Posted by Kathy on 12/17/2012