Easy Copycat Shamrock Shake Recipe
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It’s shamrock shake season! Shamrock Shake is the perfect way to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day. This minty milkshake is a yummy treat! Smooth, creamy, and oh, so minty! Simple ingredients like vanilla ice cream blended with mint flavoring, a few drops of green food coloring, and topped with a delicious whipped topping make this shake. The little candy shamrocks make it extra festive for this colorful time of year!
My favorite thing about this easy recipe is that it’s super simple to make and a great way to celebrate without making the trip to McDonald’s restaurants.
How do you celebrate St Patrick’s Day? We make a few blarney stones, color up these St Patrick’s Day Coloring Pages, make a few crochet shamrocks, rainbow cupcakes, green candy popcorn…. and do our fair share of St Patrick’s Day Crafts!
We hope these ideas make your day special for the whole family.
Each year, McDonald’s menus serve up their famous Shamrock Shake for a limited time. With my yummy homemade shamrock shake knockoff, you can now have this delicious shake anytime you like!
P.S. I recommend adding some whipped cream on top for a super creamy texture. Add a hint of chocolate syrup and chocolate chips for the best flavor if you have a sweet tooth. Honestly, this homemade version of Mcdonald’s mint-flavored milkshake is the perfect treat you can do with items bought in a regular grocery store.
Related: Ice Cream Pie with Oreo Cookie Crust
What is Shamrock Shake made out of?
The Shamrock Shake was first introduced in 1970. Can you believe the shake was first made of lemon-lime flavored with vanilla ice cream, lemon-lime sherbet, and vanilla syrup? I don’t think I would have been a fan. By 1973, the shake was merely a green-colored vanilla shake, eliminating the sherbet. Thankfully now, it is a minty flavor vanilla ice cream shake. I love mint. If you do too you might like these mint recipes.
Vanilla shakes can be heavy on calories, so below our shamrock shake copycat recipe, we put the nutrition information so you can adapt it to your specific needs. Add a little ice cream, use coconut milk instead of regular milk, or follow the original version as it’s a special day!
Shamrock shake Recipe
- 2 cups vanilla ice cream
- 1 cup whole milk
- 8 drops green food coloring
- 1/8 teaspoon plain mint extract or amount for the richest flavor
Put all of the ingredients in your blender.
Blend well and serve on your favorite glass.
Decorate with whipped cream and a cherry on top.
You can also print the recipe to have it at hand:
COPYCAT MCDONALD’S SHAMROCK SHAKE RECIPE CARD
vanilla ice cream
drops green food coloring
plain mint extract
or amount for the richest flavor
Amount Per Serving (1 g)
Calories from Fat 324
% Daily Value*
Saturated Fat 22g138%
Vitamin A 1505IU30%
Vitamin C 1.6mg2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Finished Shamrock Shape Recipe
Now that your recipe is all done, it’s time to add extra details! We served it with a colorful straw but you can add chocolate sprinkles, lucky charms, or whatever you feel is best.
Green Candy Shamrocks
Green shamrocks are made by melting green candy coating and placing melted candy in a candy mold. Once hardened, pop candies out and garnish your St. Patty’s Day treats. They are super easy to make and add a nice touch to cupcakes too! I have a complete tutorial how I made candy stars. It will show just how to make candy toppers! They can be made for any holiday or occasion! All you need is a chocolate mold.
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Did you try this shamrock shake recipe? Did you like it?