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Melted Snowman Milkshake

This Melted Snowman Milkshake is not only delicious but looks super festive. Ideal for parties where there is a winter theme, during the holiday season, or just when you want to add a bit of fun to your beverage. Super cute and the kids will love it. 

When it comes to milkshakes we all know and love an ice cream one that is full of vanilla flavor. You can’t go wrong. This melted snowman milkshake is a lot of fun to make and to look at.

Using an array of garnishes and props you can make your vanilla milkshake look as if it is a snowman that has melted. How cool is that?

It is a simple recipe to follow and the small whole carrots, pretzel sticks, edible eyes, and using some black icing even to make the coal buttons, make the whole drink just come alive in front of your eyes. You can’t beat the vanilla flavor you get and kids of all ages will love drinking this. They can even get involved in making it too. 

If you like the idea of sticking with the Snowman theme then you have got to try out the Snowman Hot Chocolate Bombs. A fun and creative way to make a delicious hot chocolate drink, especially on a cold snowy day. Yum! 

Two melting snowman milkshakes with carrots, pretzels, whipped cream, and candy eyes.

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💙 Why You’ll Love This Melted Snowman Milkshake Recipe

  • Kid-friendly - They not only will want to help make it but they will definitely enjoy drinking it. 
  • Simple ingredients - no huge list of things to get from the grocery store
  • Classic flavor - You can’t go wrong with a traditional vanilla milkshake. 

Ingredients Needed

Milkshake Ingredients

  • Vanilla ice cream
  • Milk
  • Vanilla extract

Melting Snowman Ingredients 

  • Whipped Cream
  • Pointy carrots
  • Edible eyes
  • Pretzel sticks

Garnish

  • Blue melting chocolates
  • Blue/White Sprinkles
Ingredients needed to make a melting snowman milkshake.

Helpful Tools

Milkshake Glasses or mason jars 

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Blender

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Piping Bag/ Plastic Bag

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Measuring Cups and Spoons

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How To Make The Melted Snowman Milkshake 

  1. Prep your ingredients and then the mason jars by covering the rim with frosting and then dipping in the frosting in the blue and white sprinkles. Set the decorated jars aside until you need them. 
  2. Add chocolate melts to a microwave safe bowl and melt using 30-second intervals until completely melted. Stir in between intervals to help it melt. Be careful not to overdo this as the chocolate becomes bitter. 
  3. Transfer the melted chocolate to a piping or plastic bag with a cut tip to drizzle inside the mason jars. Give each glass jar a drizzle. 
  4. Add the scoops of ice cream, vanilla extract, and milk to the blender and blend until smooth.
  5. Pour freshly made milkshake into the decorated mason jar.
  6. Add whipped cream on top of the vanilla homemade milkshake and add the large carrot into the middle to act as the carrot nose of your snowman.
  7. Place the two pretzel sticks in the whipped cream on either side to look like the arms of the melting snowman.
  8. Place the 2 edible eyes on top to finish the snowman’s face. You could also use some black candies or black icing to create some coal buttons as well if you wish. 
  9. Stick in a straw and enjoy! 
A collage of images showing how to make a snowman melting milkshake.
IN process collage images of how to make the last 4 steps of a melted snowman milkshake.

Recipe Variations

Want to make this dairy-free and gluten-free? Then you could look to use dairy-free ice cream instead. It will still taste incredible. You can also substitute the milk for a non-dairy milk alternative. 

Make it festive. You could use candy canes to make this melting snowman look a little more festive. They would make great arm alternatives to the pretzel sticks and they are also delicious. 

A twist on the classic snowman. Why not make a dirty snowman instead? You could add some chocolate ice cream and use some chocolate shavings instead as decoration on the rim of the mason jar. 

Want to make a version just for adults? You could add a cream liquor to this if you fancy making a version for just the adults to enjoy. Irish cream will work very well, as would white chocolate liquor. Delicious!

A melted snowman milkshake in a jar.

Tips & Tricks 

  • If you don’t have a blender a hand blender will work just as well. 
  • A great tip is to chill the glasses or mason jars in the refrigerator before adding the blended milkshake to it to keep the drink cold and refreshing. 
  • Use mini marshmallows or a large marshmallow instead of whipped cream if you haven’t got any. 
  • Instead of blue melting chocolate chips you could use white chocolate chips instead. 
Homemade decorated milkshakes to look like snowmans melting in a jar.

Storage

If you are making this ahead of time then you can blend up the milkshake and then add it to your mason jar and keep it in the freezer. Just let it sit out for 5-10 minutes and it will become drinkable again. You could also add this to a refrigerator but it will need a quick blitz or stir before serving. 

This milkshake is best served straight away or frozen until you are ready to enjoy it. 

Looking down on two melted snoman milkshakes.

FAQ

Do I have to use ice cream to make this melted snowman milkshake?

No ice cream? No problem! Simply blend up some ice, milk, sugar, and vanilla extract, and voila! You have a no ice cream milkshake that you can serve in the exact same way. 

Can I make more than two?

Absolutely. If you have enough space in your blender just double up the quantities to make more. 

Looking down on a decorated milkshake to look like a melting snowman.

Other Milkshake recipes 

  • Eggnog Milkshake - With this easy recipe, you can make your own creamy, thick, and luscious Mcdonald’s Eggnog Shake copycat recipe in no time!
  • Strawberry Shortcake Milkshake - Creamy, fruity, and strawberry sweet- this Strawberry Shortcake Milkshake satisfies the sweet tooth and fills the belly. Perfect for Valentine’s Day, pool days, BBQs, picnics, and as a simple everyday dessert idea.
  • Wendy’s Frosty Copycat Recipe - This Wendy’s Frosty Copycat recipe will blow your mind at how close it is to the original but yet this version is one you can easily make at home. You don’t need an ice cream maker and you can whip this up in no time at all to go from ingredients to frosty.
Two jars of melting snowman milkshakes with carrots and pretzels.

Melted Snowman Milkshake

Turn a homemade vanilla milkshake into a Melted Snowman Milkshake with just a few ingredients. That's what happens when your snowman gets too hot!
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Course: Dessert, Drinks
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Melted Snowman Milkshake
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 2 servings
Author: Mason Jar Recipe

Ingredients

Milkshake Ingredients

  • 2 cups of vanilla ice cream
  • ½ cup milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Melting Snowman Ingredients:

  • Whipped Cream
  • 2 long pointy carrots
  • 4 edible eyes
  • 4 pretzel sticks

Garnish:

  • ¼ cup blue melting chocolates
  • Blue/White Sprinkles

Instructions

  • Prep your ingredients and then the mason jars by covering the rim with frosting and then dipping in the frosting in the blue and white sprinkles. Set the decorated jars aside until you need them.
  • Add chocolate melts to a microwave safe bowl and melt using 30-second intervals until completely melted. Stir in between intervals to help it melt. Be careful not to overdo this as the chocolate becomes bitter.
  • Transfer the melted chocolate to a piping or plastic bag with a cut tip to drizzle inside the mason jars. Give each glass jar a drizzle.
  • Add the scoops of ice cream, vanilla extract, and milk to the blender and blend until smooth.
  • Pour freshly made milkshake into the decorated mason jar.
  • Add whipped cream on top of the vanilla homemade milkshake and add the large carrot into the middle to act as the carrot nose of your snowman.
  • Place the two pretzel sticks in the whipped cream on either side to look like the arms of the melting snowman.
  • Place the 2 edible eyes on top to finish the snowman’s face. You could also use some black candies or black icing to create some coal buttons as well if you wish.
  • Stick in a straw and enjoy!

Notes

  • If you don’t have a blender a hand blender will work just as well. 
  • A great tip is to chill the glasses or mason jars in the refrigerator before adding the blended milkshake to it to keep the drink cold and refreshing. 
  • Use mini marshmallows or a large marshmallow instead of whipped cream if you haven’t got any. 
  • Instead of blue melting chocolate chips you could use white chocolate chips instead. 

Nutritional Disclaimer

These Nutritional Facts are ESTIMATED. Your actual nutritional info with this recipe may vary depending on the brands you choose. “Mason Jar Recipe” is not a registered dietician or nutritionist. The provided nutritional info above is based on a generic calculator, if you want more accurate info, use your nutritional calculator of choice where you can choose brands and get more info that way.

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