Gingersnap Milkshake

I wore eye make up yesterday. This is the first time in a very long time that this has happened.

Want to know why it had been so long?

I am lazy when it comes to girly stuff. I have nail polish and rarely use it. Got a flat iron, curling iron, and hot rollers and they’re all dusty.

I didn’t wear eye make up for over a year (at least) because I didn’t have eye make up remover. That’s it. That’s my reason.

I fixed that last weekend and finally got some. And I remembered yesterday why I don’t do much with make up.

I like eye shadow and eye liner, but they don’t return the feelings. I’m not very good at doing my own make up, which might be why I stick with powder and chapstick.

I can barely put eyeliner on straight. Do you ever do your liner, think you did a good job, and then look in the mirror and each eye looks totally different?  That’s me. Liquid liner will never have a place in my bathroom because I know – I know – what a mess I will make on my face.

Also. Anytime I have mascara on, it’s a given that I will have to rub my eyes for some reason. Rubbing eyes + mascara = raccoon eyes. That definitely happened yesterday, too.

But I did it. Eye shadow, smudgy liner, mascara.

Maybe I’ll get better with practice? Maybe I just need new make up…

Another thing I’m not normally good at?

Making milkshakes at home.

I always, always, always add too much milk. I promise I don’t try to ruin them on purpose! I can usually fix them if we have more ice cream, but it’s not a good thing when you’ve already used all your ice cream and now you’re left with a thin, milky smoothie when you wanted a thick milkshake.

And here’s where milkshakes and make up are the same for me.

I need to practice.

Probably not at the same time, but milkshakes AND make up are always a good idea.

Serve these up for your holiday meal – they’ll go great with pecan pie.

Also – I kept these family friendly, but they would be insane with some vanilla vodka or bourbon mixed in.


Gingersnap Milkshake

Makes: 1 serving. Multiply for more!


  • 1 cup vanilla frozen yogurt
  • 1/4 -1/2 cup milk, depending on how thick you like your milkshakes
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla
  • 3 gingersnap cookies
  • 2 gingersnap cookies, crushed


  1. Put your frozen yogurt, milk, vanilla, and 3 cookies in a blender. Flip the switch and blend the shake until the cookies are broken down and the shake is thick and creamy.
  2. Pour the crushed gingersnaps into a shallow dish.
  3. Dip the edge of your glass into your shake and then dip into the crushed gingersnaps.
  4. Carefully pour the shake into your glass.


27 Responses to “Gingersnap Milkshake”

  1. #
    Lindsay @ The Lean Green Bean — November 14, 2011 at 2:01 pm

    yummmm, loving all the gingersnap recipes i’m seeing today. i posted one too! i bought that same bag of gingersnaps :) so good!

    • admin replied: — November 14th, 2011 at 2:02 pm

      those are the BEST gingersnaps! they’re the only kind i’ll buy.

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    Jen @ keepitsimplefoods — November 14, 2011 at 2:16 pm

    Wow, lady! This looks delicious! Love that cookie crumb rimmed mason jar- that’s how you do it right! xoxo

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    Rachel @ Not Rachael Ray — November 14, 2011 at 2:24 pm

    We could have these with breakfast. I really don’t see a problem with that. Bourbon or not, I’m cool with it :)
    They look so, so delicious.

    • admin replied: — November 14th, 2011 at 2:25 pm

      i agree :) i probably would make one today, but i’m out of ice cream now.

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    Tammy — November 14, 2011 at 2:46 pm

    I am laughing, I use to have the same thoughts on make-up.
    Dont laugh, I have actually you tubed it!

  5. #
    Sarah R — November 14, 2011 at 3:26 pm

    I’m totally with you on the make-up. Although I’m lucky if I get powder on!

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    natalie (the sweets life) — November 14, 2011 at 4:00 pm

    i’m super low-maintenance too! i wear makeup but only a little bit and couldn’t care less about the brand, etc.

    who wants to pay for $$ makeup when you can use that money for ingredients? :) I have vanilla ice cream in my freezer…looks like I need to pick up some gingersnaps!

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    Bev Weidner — November 14, 2011 at 4:00 pm

    WITH YA on the makeup. Working from home means – Bev always looks homeless.


    I want that milkshake. BIG TIME.

    • admin replied: — November 14th, 2011 at 4:34 pm

      haha – same here! you should see me today. i’m a mess. holey jeans, thermal, t shirt, slippers.

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    Renee — November 14, 2011 at 4:27 pm

    I am in the same make-up boat as you. I don’t feel like I’m good at it. Red lipstick makes me think I look like a clown. Whatever. I’d rather have the option to rub my eyes than wear mascara!
    I’ve been in the mood lately for gingersnaps–this recipe looks great :)

    • admin replied: — November 14th, 2011 at 4:34 pm

      same here with the lipstick! i don’t even own ANY because i feel like i look strange in it.

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    Lauren @ What Lauren Likes — November 14, 2011 at 4:39 pm

    How cool! I love this idea :)

  10. #
    Rose — November 14, 2011 at 4:53 pm

    Eye makeup is the worst. I *think* I have it down now, but sometimes I still look like I got run over by a truck (the words of a good friend of mine’s).

    • admin replied: — November 14th, 2011 at 9:16 pm

      you and me both :)

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    Asmita — November 14, 2011 at 5:29 pm

    I love this idea. Looks so good and delicious! I love the photographs and the presentation. Lovely!

    • admin replied: — November 14th, 2011 at 9:15 pm

      thank you so much!

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    Jessica @ Stylish Stealthy and Healthy — November 14, 2011 at 6:26 pm

    wow these look phenomenal. And eye makeup is overrated anyways. Just go with a neutral shadow and a slick of mascara, and that’s all you need ;)

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    Jessica @ How Sweet — November 14, 2011 at 9:11 pm

    this may be the best thing i’ve seen all day…. omg.

    • admin replied: — November 14th, 2011 at 9:15 pm

      thanks! i should know by now to only post about things when i still have the ingredients to make it again. i’ve been craving one all day and have NO ice cream!

  14. #
    Erica — November 14, 2011 at 11:31 pm

    I totally suck at makeup….and hair….love the gingersnap on the edge of the glass-such a fun touch!

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    Meister @ The Nervous Cook — November 15, 2011 at 2:10 am

    I don’t do makeup either generally, so I totally feel you: Why is it that it’s only when you’re all mascaraed up that rubbing your eyes is like the most incredible-feeling thing in the world?! Just like I seem to only put on lipstick right before going to eat some amazing dinner and drink too much wine. Sigh…

    In the meantime, this milkshake? With the gingersnap-crumb ring? This is amazing.

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    savannah mcqueen — November 15, 2011 at 12:38 pm

    What a delicious combination and it is going to be in the high 70s today. So, this would be a great November treat. Thanks for sharing this and please consider adding it to my blog hop.

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    Nutmeg Nanny — November 15, 2011 at 6:14 pm

    This looks great! I could totally imagine drinking this at Christmas.

  18. #
    Lauren at Keep It Sweet — November 17, 2011 at 11:24 am

    I love anything with ice cream and the addition of gingersnaps. Love this shake!

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    Hannah — November 17, 2011 at 1:28 pm

    I deal with make ups everyday but I suck at making milkshakes! Will try this tomorrow.

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