Candy Cane Milkshake

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On the Tenth Day of Christmas my True Love Gave to Me…A Rich and Creamy Peppermint ‘Milkshake’ Packed with Protein and a Candy Cane Swirl!

In all of my shakes I use DESIGNER WHEY 100% Premium Whey Protein Powder! It tastes awesome, is affordable,  and is 100% natural!


The estimated total time to make this recipe is 5-10 minutes.


Place all of the ingredients (except for the food coloring) in the blender and blend until smooth and creamy. Swirl in one drop of red food coloring just before serving, and top with whipped cream and crushed candy cane if desired!


1/2 cup Low fat cottage cheese
1 Scoop plain or vanilla protein powder
2-5Drops peppermint extract (or to taste)
2-3 pktsStevia or sweetener of choice (or to taste)
1tbsSugar free instant vanilla pudding mix (dry)
5-10 Ice cubes (more or less depending on how thick you like it)
4-6 ozCold water (more or less depending on desired thickness)
5-10A few drops of red food coloring for candy cane swirl!

Katie's Tip!

Cottage cheese is what gives shake the thick milkshake consistency! You will not taste the cottage cheese I PROMISE, but you could also use vanilla greek yogurt OR 1 additional scoop of protein powder instead!

Nutrition Breakdown

1 Shake
205 Calories
2 g Fat
10 g Carbohydrate
3 g Sugar
34 g Protein
5 WWP+*

*Weight Watchers Points per serving


Allison said:

Oh my goodness, that is one of the prettiest drinks I’ve ever seen!

December 19th, 2011 — 8:28am  |  Reply

riley said:

What brand protein powder do you use?

December 19th, 2011 — 8:38am  |  Reply

Jen@FoodFamilyFitness said:

Such a pretty drink and sounds easy enough to make too, I’m excited!

December 19th, 2011 — 9:16am  |  Reply

BettyAnn said:

How many WW points plus would this be?

December 19th, 2011 — 9:22am  |  Reply

Blaise Adkison said:

This looks delicious! Thank you for sharing. I can’t to try it!

December 19th, 2011 — 10:04am  |  Reply

Shaina said:

That sounds yummy and looks so pretty!!

December 19th, 2011 — 10:35am  |  Reply

Jennifer@ ItSuxToBeFat said:

This is 5 Weight Watchers points. All of her shakes are delicious!

December 19th, 2011 — 11:59am  |  Reply

Katrina said:

Drooool! This sounds awesome! Yum!

December 19th, 2011 — 1:15pm  |  Reply

Kim said:

Not only does it look delicious, it’s beautiful!!

December 19th, 2011 — 7:59pm  |  Reply

esmemerrie said:

I love that picture! And the red food dye is not “optional!” It looks way to good to leave it out! ;)

December 19th, 2011 — 9:49pm  |  Reply

Shannon from Healthiful Balance said:

That candycane milkshake looks SO good! Candycanes are so hard to find in Germany though :(

December 20th, 2011 — 8:23am  |  Reply

alli said:

You just have to use peppermint extract!

December 4th, 2014 — 10:25pm  | 

Cassandra @ FrillyFabulous said:

Just made one of these this morning and oh my! SO tastey! I love anything peppermint flavored, but this will definitely be one of my usual go to breakfast shakes!

December 22nd, 2011 — 10:10am  |  Reply

Sarah said:

I had leftover greek yogurt and so decided to use it instead of cottage cheese just this once…wah! The consistency was not the same! I love the cottage cheese and will never stray from it again!

December 28th, 2011 — 8:10pm  |  Reply

Cory said:

Oh my goodness!!! I am such a PEPPERMINT girl and this was DELISH!!! My son was begging me to make him one and we are licking the cups clean! I am a fitness instructor so as a gift I am going to write out this recipe for my participants!!! Thank you so much for this!!!

December 29th, 2011 — 2:14pm  |  Reply

Mara @ Super Savings said:

Hi Katie! I made this for my husband and myself this morning…well sort of….I used raspberry extract instead because I didn’t have any peppermint and didn’t want to wait to try it, lol! It was great!
I was just wondering if you know how many carbs are in it?


January 9th, 2012 — 12:52pm  |  Reply

Allison said:

This is WONDERFUL! I was kind of skeptical about the cottage cheese, but it really MADE the shake. Thanks for the wonderful recipe! I’m sharing it by others by putting it on pinterest.

January 12th, 2012 — 7:38am  |  Reply

Ashlee said:

It says 1 sugarfree instant pudding mix. The other recipes are 1 tbsp. is this one actually a whole box of pudding mix?

July 13th, 2012 — 8:34pm  |  Reply

Dashing Dish said:

No just one tbs

July 13th, 2012 — 10:10pm  | 

Trixie28 said:

Okay, silly question..but is mint extract the same thing as peppermint extract?

December 19th, 2012 — 4:36pm  |  Reply

Dashing Dish said:

not really…but close enough! :)

December 19th, 2012 — 5:18pm  | 

Katie Farrell said:

awesome cassandra! :)

December 22nd, 2011 — 5:54pm  |  Reply

Katie Farrell said:

yeah! love it cory~ thanks for sharing!

December 30th, 2011 — 8:32am  |  Reply

Katie Farrell said:

haha love this sarah! soooo true!

December 30th, 2011 — 8:32am  |  Reply

Katie Farrell said:

great idea mara! :) so glad you enjoyed it!

January 9th, 2012 — 2:22pm  |  Reply

Katie Farrell said:

thanks allson! :)

January 12th, 2012 — 8:17am  |  Reply

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