Mint Cookies and Stout Shake

Forget the crowded bar scene this St. Patrick’s Day!  Create your own adult milkshake featuring your favorite stout beer, Irish cream, mint chocolate chip ice cream and chocolate sandwich cookies.  There will be no pinching when this Mint Cookies and Stout Shake is served.

Mint Cookies and Stout Shake | Melanie Makes

With tomorrow being St. Patrick’s Day and Spring being just around the corner (fingers crossed!), it’s only fitting that this week’s Sunday Supper theme is Eat Your Greens featuring recipes with green foods.  As our second child was born on St. Patrick’s Day, the holiday has fallen by the wayside.  Instead, I find myself baking a birthday cake and wrapping presents.  This was the perfect opportunity to create something just for my husband who happens to miss the Irish food I would make him each year.

Mint Cookies and Stout Shake | Melanie Makes

This milkshake was inspired by one that I had when I went out with a friend a month or so ago.  An adult irish coffee milkshake that although strong, was absolutely delicious.  My Mint Cookies and Stout Shake is the combination of so many of our favorites and those that we typically have on hand.  Forget the cream de menthe typically found in these types of drinks!  I’ve used a mint chocolate chip ice cream to lend a minty, coolness to this shake.  Blend in your favorite stout beer, irish cream and your favorite chocolate sandwich cookies and you’ll be celebrating the luck of the Irish in no time.

Mint Cookies and Stout Shake | Melanie Makes

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Mint Cookies and Stout Shake
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Serves: 2
  • 1-1/2 quarts mint chocolate chip ice cream
  • 12 oz. stout beer
  • 2 oz. Irish Cream
  • 12 chocolate sandwich cookies
  • a few drops of green food coloring
  • fresh mint (optional)
  1. Into a blender carafe, add all ingredients and blend until combined.
  2. Pour into two glasses and garnish with additional crumbled cookies and fresh mint, if desired.

Mint Cookies and Stout Shake | Melanie Makes

Avoid the crowded bars and night scene this St. Patrick’s Day.  In five minutes you’ll have a delicious, grown-up dessert perfect for a night in.  And one you’re more than welcome to enjoy whether you’re wearing green or not.

Check out the rest of the green themed dishes on this week’s Sunday Supper menu: 

Green Light Appetizers and Sides

Getting Greens Through Salads

Entreés That Will Leave You Green With Envy

Desserts and Beverages That Will Make Others Turn Green

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  1. What a clever idea! I love this shake!!! Beautiful pictures too!

  2. OMG!!!!!!!!!!! I want this in my life! What a creative combination of flavors!!

  3. Now THIS is the way I like to drink my stout! Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

  4. I’ve never had an adult milkshake and this recipe is really making me wonder why. Great choice for today’s green party. Nice cooking with you for Sunday Supper.

  5. Melanie love this! So doing as a post St. Pattys Day celebration or maybe just as a weekend treat! Great idea on using the mint oreos instead of the creme de mint. Can’t wait to give this one a try, love me a good shake. Gorgeous pictures too! :) Pinned!

  6. Sounds like a perfect way to enjoy a beer!cheers!

  7. OH MY GOD. This is heavenly

  8. Happy St. Patrick’s Day and Happy Birthday! With your cookies ‘n stout shake who needs anything else but to celebrate St. Patty’s?

  9. That is a wowser drink!

  10. When this showed up on my feed I said “ALL OF THE THINGS!” out loud. I haven’t made it yet but it looks and sounds amazing. Pinned it. My hubby and I often have shakes for dinner in the summer, not even joking, so we will try this! Just need to find some decent-priced Irish cream as I don’t normally buy that!

  11. I am not going to lie, this recipe sounds very strange to me but I think I would be willing to give it a try.

  12. What a great idea, so clever. 😉 Also love that infographic on beers and the glass pairings! For some beers it makes all the difference with the taste.

  13. Melanie,
    I love this “adult” milkshake and need to make one of these stat for me and my husband!!! yum! and looks so good!

  14. Yes! Thank you for featuring a shake!!! This is awesome.

  15. That shake looks gorgeous! One of the best drinks I’ve ever had was a spiked shake–it was so refreshing–can’t wait to try this!

  16. Must. Have. Nooooowwwww!!!!! This looks so amazing, and I bet the beer really cuts the sweetness. Pinning!!

  17. Oh my! I have to make this. I adore stout and you made it into a drink and dessert. Perfect!

  18. I have a friend who was born the day before Valentine’s Day, and her husband was born the day before St Patrick’s Day! Everyone always misses their birthdays!

    This shake is my new obsession!

    • We’ll soon have three March birthdays within two weeks + my husband’s birthday on April 1st. I might just need this shake to survive it all!

  19. Coming back to revisit this from last year…you have totally made me want to try ice cream and beer together!

  20. Wow! These photos are beautiful and I love how creative this is!

  21. So perfect! What a great idea Melanie!

  22. Wow, what a beautiful treat! Mint chocolate chip ice cream is my favorite, so this is a definite must try!

  23. I LOVE this!!!! Stout in milkshake form is really one of the finer things in life! Happy birthday to your little one!

  24. This sounds so good! I’ve actually got a bottle of Guinness in my fridge, this will be on my weekend menu.

  25. How original. My husband would totally love this. I think for me the Irish cream would have to be quadrupled :-)

  26. I can’t show this to my husband.. he’ll want it ASAP! Like now! haha! Looks divine friend!

  27. Dear Melanie, This shake sounds so good! Great idea. Pinning for later. xo, Catherine

  28. See, now this is what I need to show my husband to get me to drink a beer. If you throw in some ice cream and cookies, I think I could actually enjoy it! :) This looks amazing, Melanie!

  29. My husband loves milkshakes made with beer. I will have to make this for him on St. Patrick’s Day.

  30. I’m a total hermit at night, so I’ll definitely be celebrating at home. This is such a creative recipe, Melanie!

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