12 Mar
2012
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The Girl Scouts Turn 100

Happy 100th birthday to the Girl Scouts! I was a Girl Scout for only 3 years but I’m still friends today with several of the girls who were in my troop.

Girl Scout Cookie cocktail

In honor of the Girl Scouts reaching such an old age, I created a cocktail in their honor. I wanted a chocolate milkshake with the taste of mint cookies and for fun I threw in some rum. It was a great combination. I used chocolate ice cream but for a stronger mint flavor you could use vanilla ice cream. You could even go the mint chocolate chip route but I didn’t want the taste of Thin Mints to compete with the taste of the ice cream. The only thing that went wrong with this cocktail was that my eyes were bigger than my stomach. That’s what I get for drinking before 5 o’clock. I’ve adjusted the recipe so it makes two small cocktails, one for you and one for another Girl Scout.

Girl Scout Cookie cocktail

If you haven’t seen Girl Scout cookies in your area yet try the Girl Scout Cookie locator. I live in a rural community without many young people so I’m always having to hunt down Girl Scouts but now I just plan ahead and combine a cookie run with a trip to the hardware or grocery store. You could always cheat like I do in the off-season and buy the Keebler Fudge Shoppe Grasshopper cookies. They aren’t quite as minty or as crunchy and they’ll do when I run out of a frozen supply of Thin Mints but I always revert as soon as it’s cookie season.

Girl Scout Dessert

If you aren’t a Thin Mint person, I’ve been seeing plenty of Girl Scout-themed desserts this year. There’s SugarDerby’s Do-Si-Dos and Tagalong Bundt Cake, aBitterSweetWife’s Samoa Caramel Bark, My Baking Addiction’s Tagalong Peanut Butter Parfaits, and these incredible looking Samoas Cupcakes by Sweet Pea’s Kitchen.

What’s your favorite Girl Scout cookie?

Grown Up Girl Scout

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Total Time: 5 minutes

Yield: 2 glasses

Serving Size: 1 glass

Ingredients

  • 6 Thin Mint Cookies
  • 3 Scoops Ice Cream
  • 2 Shots of Rum
  • 4-6 oz Milk
  • Whipped Cream

Instructions

  1. Choose 2 tumblers to serve your cocktails in. Use 1 to measure out a full tumbler of milk.
  2. Add the milk to a blender with cookies, ice cream, and rum. Blend until smooth.
  3. Pour shake into tumblers and add whipped cream.
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  • Emily

    Looks delicious! I’m also a Thin Mint fan.

  • adam

    I don’t like your writing style much (use more commas!), but this milkshake is no joke. I used Brinley’s Gold Vanilla Rum with vanilla ice cream: freaking awesome. Thanks for the inspiration.