In March the Shamrock Shake makes it way to McDonald’s menu in celebration of St. Patrick’s Day. I’ve been getting asked so much lately what I think of them. I’ve never tried the real version of a Shamrock Shake (not yet, but please believe I will be hitting up Mickey D’s as soon as this Muffin Top Challenge is done.      so I can’t really compare it to the homemade recipe, but my guinea pigs say it’s pretty darn close.

I’m not really a huge mint lover but I’ve been craving all things minty lately. (Thin Mint girl scout cookies to be exact) but since I already had all of the ingredients to make a Shamrock Shake clone, I thought hey, why not!

I thought this recipe was pretty tasty and refreshing to basically be a vanilla ice cream/extract combo. My toddler enjoyed it way more than I did I think.

This recipe comes from Top Secret Recipes (gosh I love him). I printed it out years ago and I’m just now getting around to giving it a try. It’s pretty much on every major food site with 5-star reviews so I didn’t even bother making a test batch. Even though I did change up the measurements a little.

I hate to toy with a classic,
but I’m so convinced that some cool whip & crushed
chocolate mint cookies would set this shake off!!
Homemade Shamrock Shake Recipe



Step 1.) Add ice cream into a blender.

I used Edy’s brand ice cream. Very creamy!

Step 2.) Pour in the milk.

Use more or less, depending on your desired “shake consistency”
Soymilk works to!!

Step 3.) Add mint extract.



Step 4.) Blend until creamy.



Step 5.) Stir in green food coloring until desired shade is reached.


Step 6.) 
Pour into a glass and enjoy!
Garnish with cool whip and/or chocolate mint cookies if desired!



Happy St. Patty’s Day!!!!
Have you tried McDonald’s Shamrock Shake?? 

The Recipe

Homemade Shamrock Shakes...an afternoon treat

By Divas Can Cook
Recipe type: Drinks
Serves
1

Ingredients

  • 2 cups vanilla ice cream
  • 1 cup of milk
  • ¼-1/2 teaspoon mint extract (Not peppermint. I used ½ teaspoon) Green Food Coloring

Instructions

  1. Add ice cream into a blender.
  2. Pour in the milk. Use more or less, depending on your desired “shake Add mint extract. Blend until creamy.
  3. Stir in green food coloring until desired shade is reached.
  4. Pour into a glass and enjoy! Garnish with cool whip and/or chocolate mint cookies if
  5. desired!