I love me some candy canes...peppermint is delish! But after Christmas there always seems to be an abundance of them lying around from every ones stockings
I blame it on the fact that they take so long to eat...unlike maybe a mini Twix bar for example....which were completely devoured by somebody before Christmas night was even over.
Every. Single. One.
So while the Twix, Kit Kats, amd Reese's Christmas tree never seem to be an issue....I hate to see those canes go to waste
Fear not....I have a solution
For years now in my family it has been a tradition to make Peppermint Frappes for dessert Christmas night
This year was the first time in 6 years that I didn't get to host Christmas
And if you were doing the math (I know you're not cuz really....nobody cares) yes that means I have been hosting Christmas since I was 17
Again this damn "earning a living" crap is cramping my style...so since it was held at my sisters house this year the Frappes didn't happen
BUT I just made some last night for me and The Boy as I was gathering up all the leftover candy
Here's all you need
Some Sprite "esque" soda, nilla cream cream, and your candy canes
Now this is a total Nonrecipe recipe
Do it all to your taste
Just crush up your candies...either by whacking them in a ziplock bag or in the food processor
Then blend with your ice cream and some splashes of the soda to get it all going
Make it as minty as you like or however thick or thin you want
Some people like to suck it through a straw, I like it thick with a spoon
I haven't been able to find the top to my blender in over a year....but I keep holding out hope I'll find it. So the blender sits in the cabinet and I used my immersion blender instead
Take a look at my mess
I want my top back!!!
Anyways....I like to hold back some of the crushed candies to spinkle on top. I mix it through for a little added crunch
Go gather up your candy canes and get to blending!