6 Boozy Girl Scout Cookie Milkshakes For Grownups

Photo: Courtesy Robyn Lee for Serious Eats.
We get really excited about Girl Scout cookie season. And, we get really excited about milkshakes, especially spiked milkshakes. So, today we've brought them all together in this collection of the ultimate (and we mean ultimate) Girl Scout cookie-inspired milkshakes for grownups. These shakes capture the essence of the cookies you love, in rich dairy form, with a little something extra to deepen the flavors and make the party just a little more fun.

Thin Mints
If I could only have one Girl Scout cookie, I'd go with the Thin Mint. Intense and chocolaty, fresh and minty — they're especially good right out of the freezer. To create a Thin Mint milkshake worthy of the name, we needed to go beyond a blend of mint-chip and chocolate ice cream. The answer's in a little peppermint schnapps and just enough tequila to make it vivid without making it too boozy. (Trust us, you can't taste the tequila, per se, but it makes the flavor better.) To bump up the chocolate intensity, we added unsweetened cocoa powder. The result inspired squeals of delight at Serious Eats Headquarters: It's worthy use of one precious sleeve of Thin Mints. Get the recipe here.

Tagalongs
The creamy, peanut-buttery interior of a Tagalong is just screaming to be milkshakeified. So for this blend, we started with lots of smooth peanut butter and a little bit of bourbon. Butter pecan ice cream makes for a rich shake with the perfect balance of sweet and salt. Get the recipe here.

Do-si-dos
The Do-si-do is a relatively straightforward little peanut butter sandwich cookie, but it inspires quite a tasty milkshake. We whirred in peanut butter and nutty Frangelico, plus a touch of cinnamon and nutmeg. Get the recipe here.

Samoas
The key to these cookies is the chewy coconut texture and deep caramel sweetness, so we finished this rum-spiked milkshake with a handful of toasted coconut bits. Coconut milk adds a tropical note to the dulce de leche base. Get the recipe here.

Trefoils
Our Trefoil-inspired milkshake is essentially a classic bourbon-spiked vanilla shake, except with one Momofuku Milk Bar-inspired twist. The milk for the shake is infused with toasted Trefoil cookies, Cereal Milk-style. Sprinkle the top with crumbled cookies to complete the package. Get the recipe here.

Savannah Smiles

Lemony Savannah Smiles inspired an extra-thick milkshake that gets its tartness from fresh lemon juice, lemon zest, and lemon vodka, balanced with the creaminess of many, many scoops of vanilla ice cream. Get the recipe here.

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