Samoa Cookie Chocolate Milkshake//heartofabaker.com

This Girl Scout cookie inspired milkshake was slated to be up on the blog on Monday, but after a successful girl’s trip/Galentine’s Day reunion, I decided to take Sunday to nap/read/play with my cat. Overall, I love vacation, but coming home is pretty great too (except for the weather, I went from 60s to 0 degress, brr!), especially when I know there are milkshakes at the end of my plane ride. Growing up, I was a Girl Scout and sold the obligatory boxes of cookies every winter/spring. My best friend’s mom was our troop leader and I have vivid memories of going over to her house to pick up our cookie order, only to be met with towering stacks of boxes and boxes of cookies. At the time,

I thought she was the luckiest girl, all those boxes stacked everywhere and unlimited cookies at your fingertips, right? Now, I know that all those boxes would a.)drive me nuts (I like a clean space, please and thank you) and b.) be too tempting to pass on, especially the Samoa cookies.

Samoa Cookie Chocolate Milkshake//heartofabaker.com

Hands down, Samoa cookies were always my favorite Girl Scout cookie growing up. Even though Thin Mints are a classic and I always found a box hidden away in the freezer, Samoas were the first to go in our house. As the years passed and I started to grow out of the Girl Scout thing, the cookies started changing too. When low-fat cookies started entering the market and lemon cookies were deemed a new favorite (it doesn’t have chocolate, so why?!), I knew it was my time to move on. Lucky for me, even though I moved on, my favorite coconut/chocolate/caramel Girl Scout cookie lives on in milkshake form!

Samoa Cookie Chocolate Milkshake//heartofabaker.com

I didn’t think this through before I started throwing it together into the blender, but toasting the coconut would make everything here extra awesome and coconut milk would just take this milkshake up one more notch. I ended up using almond milk with a couple tablespoons of cashews added in for creamy factor, but feel free to sub in whatever you have on hand! Also, just keep a container of this caramel sauce around always, you won’t regret it.

Samoa Cookie Chocolate Milkshake//heartofabaker.com
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Samoa Cookie Chocolate Milkshake

Course Dessert
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 2
Author Abby Thompson

Ingredients

  • For the caramel sauce:
  • 10-12 dates
  • 1/2-3/4 cup almond milk or other non-dairy milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • For the milkshake:
  • 4-6 ice cubes
  • 1/3 cup shredded coconut toasted would be even better
  • 2 cups non-dairy milk
  • 2 tablespoons cashews
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/3 cup caramel sauce
  • 3 tablespoons cocoa powder
  • 1/4 cup chocolate chips or chopped dark chocolate

Instructions

  1. To make the caramel sauce: Blend all the ingredients together until smooth, transfer to a small bowl and set aside.
  2. To make the milkshake: Blend together the ice cubes, coconut, milk, cashews, vanilla extract, caramel sauce, cocoa powder and chocolate until smooth. Serve in glasses topped with more coconut and chopped chocolate.

 

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