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Shamrock Shake

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Shamrock Shakes are a creamy flavorful shake that is ready in just 5 minutes. It is the perfect combination of vanilla ice cream and mint to create a perfect mint-flavored milkshake to enjoy! Enjoy it on St. Patrick’s Day or any day you are craving a mint treat. 

Shamrock Shake

We all know and love McDonald’s Shamrock Shakes! In fact, if you are like me, you may get them several times a week when they are on the menu! If this is you, I have some great news because this Shamrock shake is the perfect McDonalds Copycat! 

You no longer have to wait for it to be on the menu around St. Patrick’s Day because you can enjoy it every day of the year with this recipe.

Shamrock Shake

For more festive St. Patrick’s Day treats try our St. Patrick’s Day Marshmallow Pops and our St. Patrick’s Day Crack!

Shamrock Shake

What will I need to complete this recipe?

You will need the following ingredients:

  • Vanilla Ice Cream 
  • Whole Milk 
  • Peppermint Extract 
  • Food Safe Green Food Coloring 

You will need the following supplies:

  • Blender
  • Two Tall Serving Glasses or Milkshake Glasses
  • Measuring Cups in Various Sizes 
  • Measuring Spoons in Various Sizes 

How to Make Shamrock Shakes

  • Blend all ingredients with a blender until smooth.

Shamrock Shake
  • Pour into 2 tall glasses and garnish with your favorite toppings!
Shamrock Shake

Tips Tricks and FAQs for This Block

1. There are so many delicious toppings you can add to the top of your shamrock shake, try adding whipped cream, mint leaves, cherries, or drizzling chocolate syrup. 
2. If you want your Shamrock Shake to be bright green, add more food coloring. 
3. Whole make gives you the creamiest milkshake, you can opt to use 2% or 1% milk, it may just be a bit thinner. 
4. If you want your Copycat Shamrock Shake to be even thicker, use half and half. 
5. If you are a chocolate fan, make a chocolate shamrock shake by swapping out the vanilla ice cream for chocolate. 

Storage

We do not recommend storing your milkshake for later. You will want to enjoy this right away. 

Shamrock Shake

Can I make this Shamrock shake dairy free?

You can make this shamrock shake dairy free if you prefer. You will want to use coconut milk ice cream or another non-dairy ice cream. You will also want to replace the milk with another non-dairy option. This may change the flavor and texture of your Shamrock Shake a bit. 

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Can I add alcohol to the Shamrock shake? 

Yes, you can add alcohol to this shamrock shake if you prefer. Add  1 oz of Crème de Menthe or rum. Here is the perfect Boozy Shamrock Shake recipe for you to enjoy.

Shamrock Shake

Shamrock Shake

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes

Shamrock Shakes are a creamy flavorful shake that is ready in just 5 minutes. It is the perfect combination of vanilla ice cream and mint to create a perfect mint-flavored milkshake to enjoy! Enjoy it on St. Patrick’s Day or any day you are craving a mint treat.

Ingredients

  • 3 cups vanilla ice cream
  • 2 cups whole milk
  • 1 teaspoon peppermint extract
  • 10-12 drops food safe green food coloring
  • Garnishes:
  • Whipped cream
  • Mint
  • Cherries
  • Chocolate Syrup

Instructions

  1. Blend all ingredients with a blender until smooth.
  2. Pour into 2 tall glasses and garnish with your favorite toppings!

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

2

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 634Total Fat: 31gSaturated Fat: 19gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 10gCholesterol: 114mgSodium: 278mgCarbohydrates: 73gFiber: 2gSugar: 66gProtein: 15g

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