I don’t have a favorite Girl Scout Cookie, ok?
I like them all…but mostly Thin Mints, Samoas and Tagalongs.
I have been on a fat-kid streak lately and this is my most recent concoction. You can use any kind of ice cream and any cookie…you can also add booze. The ideas are endless and if you’re like us there always seems to be a box lurking in the freezer.
I don’t know if my town had Girl Scouts…I wasn’t one. I think growing up in the woods you become a natural girl scout…it’s just not an option.
For example, I knew how to use a blowtorch at a very young age (I don’t think my parents knew about that though. My brother was a pyro).
I also built forts using nails, a hammer and stolen sheets (I swear I don’t know where that blanket is mom…).
I loved growing up in the woods where we had to make our own fun and were pretty much only allowed inside when it was meal time or bed time.
We also had no kids in my neck of the woods and my brother only wanted to play with me when it involved him “blowing up” my doll house or playing “twister” with my barbies. All of which resulted in tears and broken toys. Therefore I was a weirdo. I had tons of imaginary friends and was a pro at playing alone for hours. I had a big imagination and my parents never held me back from wanting to try new things (like baking muffins with 1 cup of salt..).
I am so grateful for the fun and adventurous childhood I had and wouldn’t change it for the world. I’m sure being a girl scout is awesome, but I’m pretty sure I was one and I didn’t even know it or need a badge to prove it!
These would make an AWESOME dessert for your St. Patty’s day this Thursday! Add a little Baileys, Guinness or Creme De Menthe if you really want to get wild. This would also be great with some chocolate sauce or a fun ice cream flavor. Get crazy! Share your creations by using the hashtag #mikeysinmykitchen.
Love ya’ll! Cheers!
Thin Mint Milkshake
5-8 Scoops Vanilla Ice Cream
3-6 Thin Mint Cookies
3/4 Cup Milk
Combine all into a blender and blend until ice cream is smooth. Crumble additional chunks of cookie over the top, a swirl of whipped cream if you’d like and any other topping or addition (baileys, creme de mint). Serve with a spoon and straw and enjoy!