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Whiskey • Sweet
Mint Chocolate Julep Shake

Since 1875, spectators at the Kentucky Derby have relied on the classic Mint Julep to keep them cool through the Louisville summer heat, but there’s an even more soothing remedy to a sweltering day: a Mint Julep milkshake. True mint ice cream is surprisingly hard to come by in most markets, so this chocolate-flecked version uses mint chocolate chip ice cream for an extra sweet take on the minty cocktail—and we’re not mad about it. Caramelly bourbon blends perfectly with the sweet, crisp mint flavor, while blended chocolate bits add a texture even more fun than crushed ice. Served in an exceptionally frosty julep cup and topped with whipped cream, chocolate shavings and a mint sprig, the shake would surely draw envious looks at the racetrack, but you can don your best derby hat and enjoy one anytime the temperature rises.

The Essentials

mint chocolate ice cream
The Details
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2 oz Bourbon
3 scoops mint chocolate ice cream
whipped cream, for garnish
chocolate shavings, for garnish
Mint sprig, for garnish


  • Add bourbon and ice cream to a blender, and blend until smooth.
  • Pour into a Julep cup, and top with whipped cream.
  • Garnish with chocolate shavings and a mint sprig.