After you’ve had your fun pairing wine with your favorite Girl Scout cookies, you may find yourself in need of some dessert. That’s where the Girl Scout cookie milkshake comes in. And no, there’s no wine in this milkshake (you should be ashamed of yourself).
Hopdoddy, a burger chain with three locations in Southern California (El Segundo, Playa Vista and Newport Beach), has teamed up with the Girl Scouts of America to create a Thin Mints milkshake.
The drink features house-made vanilla ice cream, a sweet mint white chocolate sauce and crumbles of Thin Mint cookies. It’s topped with a mound of whipped cream and more Thin Mint cookie pieces.
The milkshake is $6 and will be available until Feb. 14 — or, for those of us who pay attention to these sorts of things, Valentine’s Day.
And while wine in a milkshake may be the worst idea ever (we’re looking at you, Red Robin), Irish whiskey is another story. The Drunken Girl Scout, a boozy milkshake by bartender extraordinaire Julian Cox, incorporates Thin Mint cookies and Irish whiskey. (Cox is behind some of the best bar programs in the city, including those at Redbird, Las Perla’s, Bestia (when it opened), Petty Cash and Barrel & Ashes.) Find the recipe below.
DRUNKEN GIRL SCOUT
Total time: 10 minutes | Serves: 1
Note: Adapted from Julian Cox.
2 scoops chocolate ice cream
2 scoops vanilla ice cream
1 ounce Irish whisky, preferably Powers
1/2 ounce creme de menthe, preferably Tempus Fugit
1/2 ounce Fernet Branca-Menta
1 ounce crushed Thin Mints
Chocolate sauce, for garnish
Mint spring, for garnish
Thin Mint cookie, for garnish
In a blender, blend the chocolate ice cream, vanilla ice cream, whiskey, creme de menthe, Fernet Branca-Menta and crushed Thin Mints. Swirl chocolate sauce around the inside of a Mason jar and pour in the shake. Garnish with a mint sprig and Thin Mint.
Hopdoddy El Segundo, 830 S. Sepulveda Blvd. #116, El Segundo, (310) 414-2337
Hopdoddy Playa Vista, 12746 Jefferson Blvd. #1120, Playa Vista, (310) 410-2337
Hopdoddy Newport Beach, 401 Newport Center Dr. #311, Newport Beach, (949) 640-2337, www.hopdoddy.com.
I like my Thin Mints straight out of the freezer. Follow me on Twitter and Instagram @Jenn_Harris_