One of the many joys of Christmas is the arrival of peppermint sticks – better known as candy canes. These tasty treats have the added bonus of being a great holiday decoration for the tree and coming in perfect holiday colors.
Candy canes have been around a long time. Folklore has it that they were the brainchild of a German choirmaster all the way back in 1670. He wanted a treat that would keep children quiet during nativity services and asked the candy maker to make the peppermint sticks look like the crooks carried by the shepherds that visited the baby Jesus – you know, to Christmas them up a bit.
They caught on and by the 19th century the world over was enjoying candy canes at Christmas. At Borgata Baking Company, we’ve got a new grown-up twist on such an old standby with our Boozy Candy Cane Milkshake.
Not only do you get a creamy, delicious holiday treat, it’s served with candy canes. So that’s candy canes in the drink and on the side. Perfect.
Best of all, you can make it at home as your own holiday treat – preferably served after choir practice.
Here’s the recipe from the Borgata Baking Co.
Boozy Candy Cane Milkshake
12 ounces vanilla gelato
2 ounces Rumple Minze Peppermint Schnapps
½ ounce simple syrup with red coloring
5 mini candy canes
In a mixer blend the vanilla gelato, Rumple Minze and two mini candy canes for 30 seconds or until it is a rich creamy smooth consistency. Do not add any milk or cream, the Rumple Minze alcohol already thins out the shake.
Keep the simple syrup in a squirt bottle, squirt 3 horizontal lines inside the glass or mason jar. Pour shake into the middle of the glass or mason jar, top with whipped cream and hang 3 mini candy canes from the rim of the glass.
Insert a red jumbo straw and enjoy this wintry treat.