How to Make a Healthier Peppermint Milkshake (Including a High-Protein Option)

Embrace the festive spirit with this healthier holiday treat.

By: FitOn

The holiday season comes with its rich flavors and cozy vibes, and nothing feels more festive than a peppermint milkshake. But who says we can’t keep our holiday treats a tad healthier? We’re sharing a festive, healthy peppermint milkshake recipe that captures the spirit of the season, all while keeping things a bit on the lighter side.

Plus, we’re sharing options to make this peppermint milkshake dairy-free, plus a high-protein version to make this shake both filling and delicious. 

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How to Make a Festive Holiday Peppermint Milkshake

Healthy peppermint milkshake


Frozen Bananas: 2 medium bananas, peeled, sliced, and frozen. They replace ice cream to give the milkshake its creamy consistency and natural sweetness.

Unsweetened Oat Milk: 1 cup (or your preferred non-dairy milk).

Peppermint Extract: 1/2 teaspoon. Ensure you’re using a food-grade extract.

Greek Yogurt: 1/2 cup. Use plain, unsweetened yogurt to keep it creamy and healthy. For a dairy-free option, use an unsweetened coconut yogurt, like Culina

Unsweetened Dark Chocolate Chips: 1 tablespoon. Because what’s a holiday drink without a touch of chocolate?

Candy Cane: 1 organic candy cane, broken into small pieces (like the Yum Earth brand)

Natural Sweetener: 1 tablespoon pure maple syrup (optional)

Ice Cubes: 1/2 cup, or as needed.


Step #1 Preparation: Ensure your bananas have been pre-sliced and frozen for at least 2-3 hours or overnight.

Step #2 Blend: Combine the frozen bananas, oat milk, peppermint extract, Greek yogurt, and ice cubes in a blender. Process until smooth.

Step #3 Consistency Check: If the mixture is too thick, add a touch more oat milk or a few ice cubes and blend again.

Step #4 Sweeten to Taste: Check for sweetness. If desired, add some pure maple syrup and give it another quick blend.

Festive Add-ins: Gently stir in the candy cane pieces and dark chocolate chips.

Serve: Pour your festive peppermint milkshake into a decorative glass, garnish with additional chocolate shavings or crushed candy canes, and enjoy immediately!

How to Make a High-Protein Peppermint Milkshake

Overhead image of a festive healthy peppermint milkshake

If you’d like, you can add a scoop of protein powder for an energy boost amidst the holiday hustle and bustle. Collagen protein or unsweetened whey protein make great additions to this healthier peppermint milkshake. Adding more protein will also make this milkshake more filling! 

Cheers to a Healthy Holiday Season!

Embrace the holiday season with this healthier version of a peppermint milkshake. Indulge in its creamy, minty goodness while knowing you’re making a choice that’s both festive and mindful. Cheers to a healthy holiday season!