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12 Tastes of Christmas :: Gingersnap Shake

December 13th, 2011


Are you drooling yet? ‘Cause I have been, ever since I laid eyes on these Gingersnap Milkshakes that Lisa sent over for her installment in our 12 Tastes of Christmas series. Lisa is not only an amazing cook, food stylist and photographer…I’m lucky to get to call this incredible girl a friend. We bonded at Alt Summit last year, and I got to hang with her during my San Fran trip earlier this month. Her blog, With Style & Grace, inspires “a new way of healthy living with easy and delicious gluten-free recipes.” Sounds like the perfect way to kickoff 2012, if you ask me. Without further ado…here’s Lisa, to tell us about the inspiration behind these to-die-for shakes:

I love this time of year when we gather at holiday festivities, share family recipes, toast the New Year and celebrate being together. Not to mention all the delicious in-season ingredients that keep me inspired to cook and bake all day! Now, let’s talk about dessert


When entertaining during the holidays, I like to change up the dessert course by serving these mini gingersnap cookie milkshakes. They could be in addition to or in place of the traditional cookie platter or pumpkin pie. The best part of these? They take little time to prepare, and all the ingredients are likely already in your kitchen.



Serve in little glasses with a cookie crumb-coated rim, drop in a colorful straw and you’ve got yourself a festive treat. I can guarantee the kids, (little and big) will go crazy…I mean, who wouldn’t want a glass of this?




These can be altered to accommodate allergies (will be sharing ideas on my site later in the week!)

Happy Holidays!

Gingersnap Milkshakes


  • 1 cup vanilla ice cream
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1/2  teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/2 tablespoon molasses

Cookie Rim

  • 1/4 cup agave nectar
  • 10-15 small gingersnap cookies, crumbled

Add all six ingredients into your blender and blend until ice is completely everything is blended into a smoothie.

For the cookie rim

You’ll need two shallow dishes, I used small plates.

Add the agave to one and the gingersnap crumbs to another.

Dip the rim of the glasses in the agave and then in the cookie crumbs.

Pour the milkshake into your glass and ENJOY!

Makes 1 big glass or 2 small glasses

*all images by Lisa Thiele

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36 Comments under :: 12 Tastes of Christmas :: Gingersnap Shake
  1. Thank you so much for having me in your 12 Tastes of Christmas series, it’s such an honor!! It’s too bad these don’t ship, otherwise I totally would send you samples – so good, it’s my new favorite!

  2. I love Lisa and her recipes are always good!

    Amy R.

  3. Kasey says:

    This looks SO good, Lisa. Def. gonna make these asap.

  4. Will says:

    Oooo this looks so good. Could do with one to make me feel better right about now! xx

  5. Nina says:

    Yum, these look delish! Will be trying them this weekend for sure!

  6. Rowaida Fl says:

    This looks delicious Lisa, amazing photos as always love xo

  7. rooth says:

    Nom nom – this looks delish! I would spike it as well 🙂

  8. Well this looks like one of the tastiest and merriest things ever. And I’ve always been a fan of ice cream in the winter.

  9. These look amazing! And, i love the idea of a non-traditional dessert. Beautiful too. This is a recipe i think i might have to try…

  10. Claire says:

    that looks so ridiculously good

  11. I’ve been craving a girl’s movie night spent at home. These would add the perfect touch!

  12. Beth says:

    I would soooo put rum in this drink! Cheers!

  13. agave nectar for the rim? interesting…

  14. Tessa says:

    I only had pumpkin ice cream in the house so I subbed that and it was great! Also, I added half a teaspoon of almond extract.

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  17. Nikki says:

    Can you post the measurement for making a pitcher’s worth? I want to serve this at a party but don’t want to have to keep making each cup from scratch. Thanks!

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