A mash-up of a vanilla milkshake and a mojito, this mojito milkshake is absolute summer perfection! You’ll love the flavors of a mojito in a decadent summer treat.
Every time I tell my mom about this recipe she gives me the weirdest look. I mean, it’s not unusual for people to give me weird looks, but you guys — this is a MOJITO MILKSHAKE. If a mojito and a vanilla milkshake had a baby (maybe after having too many mojitos!), it would be this refreshing summer treat. I mean, does that really sound that strange?
There’s a simple solution to this. I need to make this mojito milkshake for her. Then she’ll see me for the summer-beverage-genius that I am.
I’m going to need you all to do the same.
If you love mojitos, or if you love milkshakes, you need to try this mojito milkshake. This doesn’t have a lot of booze in it, but if you’re not a drinker, you’ll still get a lot of great flavor from the mint and lime and vanilla ice cream without the addition of rum. It’s ultra-refreshing and such a great summer treat.
I was joking with my friends at Milk Means More that this month’s assignments are going to make me gain weight. We have this mojito milkshake, a strawberry basil milkshake next week, and then this beauty. Each time I made a milkshake, I told myself I was going to try one or two sips (quality control!) and then share the rest with Ben or the kids. (Well, not the kids in this particular case, of course.)
I bet you can guess how that all panned out. I’ll say this, they were BIG sips. Well, maybe slurps!
I’ve always maintained the philosophy that I save my calories for really good stuff. I’ll choose an amazing creme brulee over a cruddy grocery store cookie any day. I mean don’t get me wrong, sometimes I slip up and eat something I regret, but the majority of the time, I ask myself, “Is this worth it?”
For example, my mom had a BBQ last week and we were having ice cream sundaes for dessert. My aunt brought an assortment of toppings, including peanut M&Ms — one of my favorite things. They’re something I don’t keep in the house because I have no self-control whatsoever. I don’t love or crave ice cream usually (I’m a weirdo, but it makes my teeth hurt!), so I opted for a handful of peanut M&Ms instead of an ice cream sundae. Okay, maybe two handfuls. If you make smart choices and only choose things you really enjoy, you can have all those things you enjoy in moderation! No need to deprive ourselves, right?
Anyway, long story short, these milkshakes were worth every single sip. Make them!
PS: Glasses are from Target — but they are on the fragile side. Or maybe I’m just a bull in a china shop. Straws are paper and biodegradable, or plastic and dishwasher safe.
Looking for more fun summer treats like this mojito milkshake? Try these:
- Sprinkle Ice Cream Pie with Rice Krispie Crust
- Nerds Milkshake Recipe
- Chocolate Chip Cookie Milkshake
- Coconut Cream Pie Milkshake on Milk Means More
- Toasted Marshmallow Milkshakes on Milk Means More
Make this mojito milkshake today!
- 1 cup vanilla ice cream
- 1/4 cup milk (whole milk is best)
- 1 ounce white rum
- 2 tablespoons lime juice
- 1/2 teaspoon lime zest (extra for garnish, if desired)
- 1 heaping tablespoon roughly chopped fresh mint leaves (extra for garnish, if desired)
- Optional: whipped cream for topping
- Blend all ingredients except whipped cream and garnishes in a blender until smooth. Add more ice cream or milk as needed to achieve desired consistency - more ice cream if it’s too thin, more milk (or rum!) if it’s too thick.
- If desired, serve topped with whipped cream, lime zest and a fresh mint leaf. Serve immediately.
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Husband’s take: He’s such a traditionalist and would probably prefer this peanut butter banana chocolate milkshake, but he didn’t complain.
Changes I would make: None!
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