Written by Chris -
Have you had a chance to try Coffee-mate’s newest creamers, flavored like Girl Scouts® cookies? Thin Mints are the top selling Girl Scouts® cookies followed closely by Samoas/Caramel deLites, so it makes sense that Coffee-mate selected these cookies as their two new flavors.
When I first tasted the Girl Scouts® flavors, I was immediately taken back to my childhood. I was actually a Brownie when I was in grade school, which is a division of Girl Scouts of the USA. So, not only did I sell the cookies, I ate my fair share!
I loved to freeze Girl Scouts® cookies as a child, and it wasn’t necessarily to preserve them. I just liked to eat them when they were really cold. I admittedly did this with Ding Dongs® (remember those?) and candy bars, too. So, thinking of these cookies in a chilled, liquid form caught my attention. And if you are wondering, yes, I still do freeze my Girl Scouts® cookies.
I decided to share my frozen fetish with our test kitchen, but in the form of a milk shake. Not just any milk shake. A milk shake made with refrigerated coconut milk (the lower fat/calories kind), light vanilla ice cream and Caramel & Coconut flavored creamer. I even got all fancy and drizzled dulce de leche caramel down the inside of the glasses (this is just a serving suggestion, but I couldn’t help myself). Wow, was this ever good! Now that the creamer is widely available, I can share the recipe with you!
Ingredients for 2 servings:
- 2 cups vanilla or chocolate light ice cream (I love Dreyer’s / Edy’s Slow Churned)
- 1 cup refrigerated unsweetened coconut milk (not canned) or lowfat 1% milk
- 2 tablespoons NESTLÉ® COFFEE-MATE® GIRL SCOUTS® Caramel & Coconut Liquid Coffee Creamer
- 1 tablespoon caramel syrup or NESTLÉ LA LECHERA Dulce de Leche (squeezable bottle)
- Toasted coconut flakes (optional)
- Chocolate shavings (optional)
PLACE ice cream, milk and Coffee-mate in blender; cover. Blend until smooth.
SWIRL caramel syrup around inside of 2 glasses. Divide milk shake between glasses. Garnish milk shakes with coconut and chocolate, if desired. Got a crowd? Recipe can easily be doubled.
A milk shake made with Thin Mints-flavored creamer, light chocolate ice cream and lowfat milk would be absolutely divine! Or, how about trying these Thin Mint Chocolate-Drizzled Pretzels? I couldn’t just share one recipe with you!
Also, if you are attending the BlogHer conference in Chicago this week, be sure to drop by our Coffee-mate Coffee Bar. We will be sampling our Nestlé Coffee-Mate Girl Scouts® Liquid Coffee Creamers!
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