A fun treat to make for the family is an ice cream soda. Mint Chocolate Chip is one of my favorite ice cream flavors…although it’s not a flavor I purchase regularly because no one else in my family enjoys the minty taste like I do.
But with St. Patrick’s Day coming up in a few weeks, it gives me the perfect excuse to share this recipe for a Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream Soda. Or Float. Or Milkshake. What do you call them? I call them delicious!
I don’t have a lot of “green” type recipes on my site for St. Patrick’s Day but I thought this one is good all year long as well as for the month of March where the focus is on a lot of green treats. But there’s one thing I do know, I love ice cream.
Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream Soda
Okay, did you catch my mistake yet? I accidentally titled this recipe as an ice cream soda and clearly there’s no soda at all in this recipe. This is what I get for publishing a recipe in a hurry.
See, we had a huge snow storm the day I was putting this recipe together. It was more like a hurricane with a blizzard combined. And the power kept going on and off all day long. I knew I had to hurry and finish this recipe before the power was lost forever…and the mistake happened.
Of course I didn’t notice the mistake until AFTER I hit publish and I’m kind of stuck with calling it a soda for now.
But that’s okay. You can make this as an ice cream soda too! All you need to do is, obviously replace the milk with your favorite Ginger Ale or Lemon Lime soda. But for now we’ll just continue on to the recipe!
This recipe doesn’t get any easier! Add the ice cream to a blender.
Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream Milkshake or Soda is perfect for St. Patrick's Day or anytime you're in the mood for something minty and sweet!
- 3-4 large scoops of mint chocolate chip ice cream
- 1 cup milk
- 2-3 drops green gel food coloring
- Whipped cream for topping
- Chocolate candy mints for topping
Add ice cream, milk, and food coloring to your favorite blender and mix well.
Pour into a tall glass and top with whipped cream and chocolate mints or sprinkles. Enjoy!