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Vegan Mint Oreo Blizzard

Vegan Mint Oreo Blizzard | picklesnhoney.com

I don’t usually post two days in a row, but last weekend’s attic insulation diy project took just a tiny bit longer than expected (okay, twice as long) and threw off the beginning of our week. On the bright side, that seems like it was a pretty worthwhile endeavor given that we spent a fifth of what it would have cost to bring in professionals. But getting the 125 pound+ insulation blower machine up (and down) a couple flights of stairs? That was no joke. We will not be sad if we never have to do that again.

I’m a tad backed up on my recipe queue, and seeing as how this recipe is St. Patrick’s Day appropriate, I didn’t want to wait any longer. Also, it’s a vegan Mint Oreo Blizzard so…you want this recipe asap, trust me.

I do have to make a small confession though: I’ve never had a real DQ Blizzard. Are you horrified? Aaron likes to say I lived under a bit of a culture rock growing up because I rarely ate fast food, didn’t know what Monty Python was, and a bunch of other things I guess I was supposed to have experienced. Honestly, I can’t say I missed out.

Vegan Mint Oreo Blizzard | picklesnhoney.com

Vegan Mint Oreo Blizzard | picklesnhoney.com

So while I won’t ever get behind the fast food version of this shake, I do really like the whole blizzard concept of soft-serve ice cream with layers of toppings all mixed throughout. I live for the toppings bar at self-serve fro yo places. #givemeallthesprinkles

This vegan blizzard has everything you love about the original, but it’s probably about a million times better for you. Rich coconut milk ice cream, pure maple syrup, two forms of real mint flavor (via fresh mint leaves and peppermint oil), and you know how I achieved that lovely and festive green color? Baby spinach. I promise you cannot even taste it. Also, I like to think it offsets the Oreos a little. I didn’t skimp on those because they’re already vegan!

Vegan Mint Oreo Blizzard | picklesnhoney.com

If you’re looking to health-ify this up even more, I’m betting raw cacao nibs in place of the Oreos would be a solid choice for a totally vegan, gluten-free, and refined sugar-free mint chocolate chip treat.

Possibly the best news of all: you don’t need an ice cream maker! Just 2 ice cube trays, 8 ingredients, a blender, and an extra long spoon.

Vegan Mint Oreo Blizzard | picklesnhoney.com

Vegan Mint Oreo Blizzard | picklesnhoney.com

I like this blizzard so much more than the ones we’ve had this winter.

Vegan Mint Oreo Blizzard | picklesnhoney.com

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Vegan Mint Oreo Blizzard

Vegan Mint Oreo Blizzard | picklesnhoney.com

Vegan Mint Oreo Blizzard

Vegan,

Serves: 2-3 blizzards


Prep Time: 3 hours

Your favorite ice cream treat veganized! This Vegan Mint Oreo Blizzard is just as delicious, but so much healthier! All you need are 2 ice cube trays, 8 ingredients, and a blender. Easy!

Vegan Mint Oreo Blizzard | picklesnhoney.com

Vegan Mint Oreo Blizzard

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Ingredients

  • 14 ounces full-fat coconut milk (1 can), room temperature
  • 3/4 cup baby spinach
  • 1/2 cup fresh mint leaves, stems removed, plus a few extra for garnish
  • 1-2 teaspoons peppermint extract (this will vary depending on the potency of the brand you use, so start with less and taste as you go)
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1½ cups non-dairy milk, chilled (I used cashew milk)
  • 3 tablespoons pure maple syrup
  • 4 Oreo cookies, chopped, plus additional for layering

Cuisine: Vegan Servings: 2-3 blizzards

Prep Time: 3 hours

Your favorite ice cream treat veganized! This Vegan Mint Oreo Blizzard is just as delicious, but so much healthier! All you need are 2 ice cube trays, 8 ingredients, and a blender. Easy!

Instructions

  • To your blender, add the coconut milk, baby spinach, mint leaves, peppermint extract, and vanilla extract. Blend until smooth, then pour the mixture into ice cube trays and freeze.
  • Add the coconut milk ice cubes with 3/4 cup of the non-dairy milk to your blender. Pulse several times to break up the ice cubes, and with the blender running on low, stream in the maple syrup and just enough of the remaining cashew milk to create a thick milkshake texture. Add in the chopped Oreo cookies and pulse a couple of times to evenly distribute them.
  • In 2-3 glasses, alternate layering a few chopped Oreo pieces with the mint milkshake for a true blizzard experience. Garnish with fresh mint leaves and enjoy!

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