What do you do with frozen bananas, almond milk, and Girl Scout thin mint cookies? You make a thick and creamy vegan Girl Scout thin mint shake, and then you drink it!
Oh you cute little Girl Scouts with your big missing tooth smiles and messy pig tails, why can’t my husband and I say no to your sweet squeaky voices when you ask us if we want to buy cookies? Because you’re all so darn adorable we now have four boxes of Girl Scout Thin Mints Cookies in our cupboard, and more on the way.
You should have seen how many boxes we ordered when Alex was a Girl Scout!
This week I’m going to send several boxes of cookies to my son. College kids love getting food in the mail. I will also be taking some to my mom, she has a pretty big sweet tooth so I know she’ll enjoy them. But until then, those bright green boxes of thin mints are taunting me. Why did they have to make them vegan?
Sunday afternoon I spent hours in the kitchen creating recipes, because on Saturday we adopted a puppy from our local no-kill shelter!!!! She’s a long legged, skinny (I need to fatter her up a bit), sweeter than sweet, Miniature Pinscher/Chihuahua mix. If you follow our Instagram account you probably know this already.
We weren’t able to take her home until Monday because she had to go to the vet to be spayed, and that was a good thing because it gave me time to get all of my ducks in a row for the week. So yes, I created, re-created, cooked, and photographed four recipes on Sunday, and this vegan Girl Scout thin mint shake was my husband’s favorite.
The “ice cream” is made from frozen bananas and almond milk (I use Silk brand, unsweetened original). Two frozen bananas, a half of a cup of almond milk, 5 thin mint cookies, and a teaspoon of matcha tea (to make it even healthier) are all you need to make this creamy, rich, chocolaty and minty frozen concoction.
I thought that I might have to add a little pure mint extract to get a stronger mint flavor but I didn’t. Those cookies were enough. I took a spoonful and immediately handed the glass to my husband, because it was so damn good that I knew that I’d drink it down to the last drop; which would have been a bad idea because tank top and swimsuit season is almost here, and I don’t need, nor want, those cookie calories. My husband wasn’t thinking that far ahead, and he slurped that baby down in no time, and then he asked if there was more. 🙂
If you’re looking for a nice chill treat that’s healthier and lower in fat and calories than a traditional milk shake, then this is what you’re looking for. Besides the cookies, it’s pretty healthy. Think about it, you could make a shake with calorie and fat filled ice cream, or super sugary coconut ice cream, or bananas and almond milk, which one of those sounds like a better option? If you don’t think that frozen bananas could possibly be as rich and creamy as ice cream, you haven’t tried it, because it is.
So if you have a box or two of Girl Scout thin mint cookies in your kitchen cabinet, slice up some ripe bananas and freeze them so you can make this delicious vegan Girl Scout thin mint shake for yourself.
Top it with a dollop of So Delicious coco whip and some crushed cookies. I just tried the coco whip for the first time and it’s delicious. It’s really light and fluffy! I’m going to create something wonderful ( I hope) with the rest of the container today so it doesn’t go to waste. Stay tuned!
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