Milk-shake It Up: ‘The Gingerbread House’ Spiked Holiday Milkshake

BoozyHol-50With holiday party season upon us, we’re donning our most memorable holiday sweaters, baking up cookies and pies a-plenty, and dreaming up fun new cocktail recipes to share with our nearest and dearest ’round the fireplace. If gingerbread cookies, candy-canes, and the same-old cocktails are wearing out their welcome, why not try something new and make a boozy holiday milkshake? Spiked milkshakes combine two of our favorite things: dessert and fancy drinks!

Today we’re kicking off a short series of spiked milkshake recipes with what we’ve dubbed “The Gingerbread House”. A little spicy, a lot sweet, with a kick of ginger brandy — it’s the perfect thing to whip up with friends at your next seasonal shindig.


‘The Gingerbread House’ Spiked Milkshake
Makes one serving

1 cup eggnog-flavored ice cream
1/2 cup ginger-flavored brandy
Cinnamon (to taste)
Nutmeg (to taste)
Ground or fresh ginger (to taste)
Vanilla (to taste)
1 crushed gingerbread cookie
1 whole gingerbread cookie
Whipped cream
A blender

1. Scoop a generous portion of ice cream into your blender, we used about 1 cup. Add the brandy.

2. Add the spices and the vanilla to the ice cream and brandy, to taste. More spices will result in a more pronounced “gingerbread” flavor.

3. Add the crushed up gingerbread cookie and blend on high until combined.

4. Pour into a glass and top with whipped cream and the whole gingerbread cookie. Enjoy!



Stay tuned for our second spiked milkshake recipe next week!

Suggested Posts

Galentine’s Day Style + DIY Self-Love Kit
February 05, 2019
This Face Mask Is Like a Bouquet for Your Skin
January 17, 2019
Workplace Besties: A #TeamModCloth Trio Shares the Love
January 10, 2019
How to Style a Party Dress Three Ways
December 20, 2018
The New Black: Styling All-Grey 3 Ways
December 13, 2018
Travel Bug: Saumya Takes Us on a Tour of DC
December 06, 2018
Party Recap: Hello Kitty’s Birthday in LA
November 12, 2018
A Pampering Present: DIY Concentrated Bubble Bath
November 05, 2018
Easy Makeup for Going Out: Featuring Anna Sui Beauty
October 22, 2018
Haunt Now, Haute Later: Three Scary-Stylish Outfits
October 11, 2018


  1. ontheupcyclemom 12/15/2013 at 8:06 am #

    This looks so good! So many things I want to try and this is one of them!

  2. JustineDL 12/17/2013 at 3:12 pm #

    I am so making these!!! Yum.

Leave a Reply