Minty vanilla mocha shake Minty vanilla mocha shake

Holiday eating got too heavy? Have something for breakfast that doesn’t require chewing — a milk shake with everything in it including caffeine to wake you up, sugar to give you that needed morning boost and a touch of mint to refresh your senses.

Based on a recipe from the Food Network.

Recipe: Minty vanilla mocha shake


  • 1/2 c. of milk (I used non-fat)
  • 2 tbsps. of cocoa powder
  • 2 tsps. of instant coffee
  • 1 c. of vanilla ice cream, softened
  • 2 to 3 drops of mint extract
  • 6 ice cubes
  • sprigs of fresh mint leaves


  1. Heat the milk, cocoa and coffee in the microwave for 30 seconds. Stir.
  2. Pour the softened ice cream into the blender, add the milk mixture and mint extract. Pulse a few times just until smooth.
  3. Drop the ice cubes into glasses, pour in the milk shake, top with fresh mint leaves and serve.

Preparation time: 5 minute(s)

Number of servings (yield): 2 Minty vanilla mocha shake

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