St. Patrick's Day- Shamrock Shake

It is kind of silly that this time of year we love to dye our food and beverages green to celebrate St. Patrick's Day but I have learned to embrace it and try to have fun with it. I do not frequent McDonald's much but everyone seems crazy about the Shamrock Shake so I thought it would be a fun recipe to recreate at home.

Copy Cat Shamrock Shake recipe to recreate at home for St. Patrick's Day.

It is actually pretty simple to do. All you need is 4 ingredients- 1 cup of Milk, 2 cups Vanilla ice cream, 1/4 teaspoon of Mint Extract (not peppermint), & 8 drops of Food coloring. If you are against food coloring, I will be sharing a healthy mint chocolate milk shake recipe soon that you will want to try.

You can always mix in or sprinkle in a few mini chocolate chips for a little crunch. To make it an adult beverage make Irish Cream Whipped Cream to top it off. If you're making it for the family, make normal whipped cream.

4 ingredients to make a Shamrock Shake at home for St. Patrick's Day-

Shamrock Shake Recipe 

  • 2 Cup Vanilla Bean Ice Cream
  • 1 Cup Milk
  • 1/4 teaspoon Mint Extract
  • 8 drops Green Food Coloring

Blend all ingredients together in blender. Rim serving glass with colored sugar. Pour & enjoy! Happy St. Patrick's Day!


Irish Cream Whipped Cream

  • 1/2 cup Heavy Whipping Cream
  • 2 TB Powdered Sugar
  • 1 TB Bailey's Irish Cream

Using a whisk attachment or hand mixer, blend together all 3 ingredients until stiff peaks form.

Click on the link for video tutorial from ABC30 AMLive segment.