Homemade Shamrock Shake

Happy St. Patrick’s Day everyone!

I wanted to share one more quick, festive recipe with you that can be whipped up in 5 minutes if you’re looking for a last-minute St. Paddy’s Day recipe. The month of March has become synonymous with Shamrock Shakes at McDonald’s – minty, green and wonderfully thick, they definitely lure more than a few people through the drive-thru for a quick shamrock shake fix. As with most favorite store-bought treats, I love being able to recreate them at home with my own ingredients, and this shake is no exception. And since I was already on a bit of a roll with the malted vanilla milkshake, I figured I should keep truckin’ along and whip up one of these shakes.

The best part, of course, is how quickly you can whip up one of these babies. I used my favorite homemade vanilla ice cream with a 2:1 ratio to milk to keep the shake thick, and just enough mint extract for that clean minty flavor, yet not overpowering. You can adjust the amount of green food coloring to make it whatever shade of green you’d like. A swirl of whipped cream, some festive sprinkles, and you’re ready to grab a straw and slurp away!

Hope everyone has a fun, safe and festive day! Would love to hear what’s on your menu!

One year ago: Good Eats in NYC

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Homemade Shamrock Shake


3 cups of your favorite vanilla ice cream

1ยฝ cups whole milk

ยฝ teaspoon mint extract

Green food coloring (enough to get the shade of green you want)


Combine all ingredients in a blender until smooth and blended. Divide between two glasses, top with whipped cream and enjoy!

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(Recipe adapted from The Family Kitchen)

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