In addition to Mother's Day, the 137th running of the Kentucky Derby will also take place this weekend. Last year I came up with some ideas for kids at a Derby party - you can check them out here. I decided to do a variation on the "Junior Mint Julep" by making it into an ice cream shake (recipe courtesy of 1000easyrecipes.com).
Vanilla Ice Cream
Milk or Half & Half
2 boxes of Junior Mints
Fill a blender half full of ice cream. Add enough milk to just cover the ice cream. Pour in the Junior Mints. Blend all together until smooth.
Top off the shake with extra candy, a bunch of fresh mint leaves and enjoy! If you want to make the shake into an adult beverage, just add a little rum!