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

Ingredients:

  • 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
Instructions:

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

36 comments
  1. 1
    Lisa [With Style and Grace] | December 13, 2011 at 12:01 pm

    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!

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    Kim - The TomKat Studio | December 13, 2011 at 12:19 pm

    Ooh these look so delicious!

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    Plain & Fancy Living | December 13, 2011 at 12:26 pm

    I love Lisa and her recipes are always good!

    Amy R.

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    Kasey | December 13, 2011 at 3:01 pm

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

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    Will | December 13, 2011 at 3:44 pm

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

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    • Camille Styles | December 14, 2011 at 7:15 am

      That makes two of us… Lisa – are these FedEx-able? If so, we need to chat… 😉

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    Nina | December 13, 2011 at 7:36 pm

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

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    Rowaida Fl | December 14, 2011 at 1:48 am

    This looks delicious Lisa, amazing photos as always love xo

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    rooth | December 14, 2011 at 4:41 pm

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

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    The Americaine | December 14, 2011 at 6:10 pm

    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.

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    Fox and Beau | December 14, 2011 at 6:36 pm

    Yum yum yum!!!!!!!

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    Allison { TAYLOR MOSELEY } | December 14, 2011 at 11:48 pm

    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…

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    • Camille Styles | December 15, 2011 at 7:15 am

      I know, so fun to use totally traditional ingredients to come up with something SO unexpected!

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    Claire | December 15, 2011 at 11:58 am

    that looks so ridiculously good

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    Modern Cupcake | December 15, 2011 at 10:52 pm

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

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    Beth | December 17, 2011 at 7:54 pm

    I would soooo put rum in this drink! Cheers!

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    • Camille Styles | December 17, 2011 at 9:24 pm

      Totally genius idea! Will definitely be trying that addition myself… 😉

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    Hisham Soliman | December 28, 2011 at 10:47 am

    agave nectar for the rim? interesting…

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    Tessa | May 13, 2012 at 9:43 pm

    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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    Nikki | November 13, 2013 at 10:48 pm

    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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