Some of my favorite things in one glass, this Eggnog Mocha Milkshake always makes my season brighter.
Eggnog Mocha Milkshake
Joe and I have a running debate about the perfect method of making milkshakes at home. He has a weird obsession with the Magic Bullet Blender and I prefer to use my Ninja. We also diagree about the necessity of bananas in homemade milkshakes. I’m not a big fan of bananas in general and might eat one once a year, unless it is buried under ice cream and chocolate sauce. However, Joe eats them regularly so I keep them around. When it comes to milkshakes, I am a firm believer in adding at least half of one for some extra texture and flavor. Joe prefers his without the banana. So, milkshakes in our house are sort of a big production but at least we both walk away happy.
I love it when eggnog hits the stores. The first time I see it on the shelves I start doing a little happy dance, which often results in some weird looks from the people around me. This time of year I am prone to wandering in coffee shops and ordering an Eggnog Mocha, which is one of my favorite things. This year I decided that I was going to try to get those flavors in a milkshake and I was thrilled with how it turned out.
I used eggnog ice cream to keep it from getting too thin but if you wanted to skip the coffee and use eggnog with vanilla ice cream (or throw in half dozen ice cubes to thicken it up) that would totally work too. Milkshakes are one of those things that it’s hard to mess up, if they turn out too thick you can add a little more liquid, too thin and you can add more ice cream or throw in some ice to thicken them up.
It takes longer to clean up the mess than it does to make this, which is sort of dangerous because I never start anything thinking about what it will take to clean it up afterward. I throw the eggnog ice cream, half a banana, and 1/4 cup of cold coffee in my Ninja.
I went a little heavy on the chocolate syrup and the coffee for this one. You can use leftover morning coffee for this but I added some cold brewed coffee I keep in the fridge for Iced Coffee at Home. I was a little distracted so I added milk before I thought about it and it turned out a little thin so I threw in a couple of ice cubes to thicken it back up.
After a couple of attempts to get some pretty lines of chocolate syrup in the glass, I gave it up as a bad job and went with a couple of squirts down the sides. Sorry y’all, I’m working on it but sometimes making it pretty evades me.
It was hard to wait so I could take pictures, I wanted nothing more than to dive in and slurp it all down as soon as it hit the glass. Alright, I might have considered drinking it straight from the blender…but this time I managed to restrain myself, mostly. Y’all this is the perfect holiday shake, it has eggnog, chocolate and coffee which is an amazing combination. I hope y’all love this as much as I do!
- 3 Scoops Eggnog Ice Cream
- 1/2 Banana (Optional)
- 1/4 Cup Cooled Coffee
- Chocolate Syrup to Taste
- Whole Milk to Thin, if Necessary
- Add all ingredients to blender and mix well.
- If shake is too thick, thin with milk.
- To thicken shake add a couple of ice cubes and mix again.
- Pour into glass and top with whipped cream and a sprinkle of cocoa powder.
- Serve and enjoy!