Vegan Mint Oreo Blizzard | picklesnhoney.com

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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  1. bravo for doing all the insulation…i did not grow up in US so missed out on all the fast food however, i have had my fair share of blizzard 🙂 these look delightful esp the use of natural green color.

    1. Amanda says

      Thank you, Dixya! I think we’re better off having missed out on fast food as kids!

  2. You guys are my photography heroes. These pics are perfect! And this just looks ridiculous…ly amazing.

    1. Amanda says

      Awww. Thanks, Deryn! That means a lot!

  3. I am obsessed with those green ice cubes! What a great idea..something I definitely have never thought of before.

    1. Amanda says

      Aren’t they pretty? I keep admiring that shade of green–it’s very spring!

  4. Caitlin says

    this looks phenomenal. i love the idea of using cacao nibs instead of oreos. and i can’t believe you never had a dq blizzard. one of my favorite memories as a child is going to dq as a family, ordering (i usually got an old fashioned) and sitting on the back of my dad’s pickup truck and eating it. but i bet you were a lot healthier than me 😉

    1. Amanda says

      Well, I was probably just off eating chocolate somewhere, so that’s debatable. 😉 What a sweet memory of being a kid and sitting on the back of your dad’s pickup truck.

  5. marla says

    Oh my does this look amazing!

  6. Laura says

    I always forget that oreos are vegan. Win win! This one looks awesome. Thanks for sharing:)

  7. Ann Waddell says

    Hi Amanda,
    I was just catching up on blogs, including yours, and read about your terrible medical experience. I am so sorry you had to go through that. At last you did get good care, and I am hoping you will get some good news soon. You are in my heart!
    Warmly, Ann

    1. Amanda says

      Hi Ann! It’s so good to hear from you! Yes, that first hospital experience was bad. I’m glad I was able to find a more competent team the second go ’round. The biopsy showed it’s benign too, which is obviously good news. Now I’m working with a clinical nutritionist on my overall thyroid health (my endocrinologist is not helpful on the more holistic approach). Things are looking up. 🙂

      I hope you’re well!

  8. YUM to this healthified blizzard! I guess I lived under the same rock you did because I’ve a) never had a DQ Blizzard and b) never seen Monty Python. But who cares?! This version looks a million times better!

    1. Amanda says

      Yeah! I’m oddly happy that you were living under that same rock too, Alexandra. Now I don’t feel so left out. 🙂

  9. Oh dear glorious Lord that thing looks incredible. I’m a junk food vegan, and hummus and oreos are about 67% of my diet, so that spinach add-in will be fantastic. I can’t wait to try it! 😀 I’m from South Carolina and grew up on drive in movie food and lots of grease, so this transition has been interesting.

    1. Amanda says

      Your comment is the best, Tristan! I would say hummus/chickpeas are like 33% of my diet, so I am with you on that. I think (hope) you will love the blizzard! I promise there is zero hint of spinach flavor–just minty oreo goodness.

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