Call me sheltered, but I just had my first shamrock shake last weekend! And it wasn’t even from McDonald’s….I recreated it at home. Every year I say I need to try one from McDonald’s and then St. Patrick’s day comes and goes and I miss out. I don’t tend to frequent fast food restaurants so that’s probably why I never get around to buying one.
I’m not Irish, I’m usually not a huge fan of mint-flavored desserts, BUT green is my favorite color when it comes to food (I know, I’m weird) so I absolutely had to try it out. Not being Irish, this is best way I know how to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day!
There are tons of copycat recipes on the web for homemade shamrock shakes, and I experimented a little to get it just how I like it. I like to go heavy on the ice cream when it comes to milkshakes so that they are extra thick. In my opinion, there is nothing worse than liquid-y milkshakes!
I love fun foods for holidays. I think I will make this again this coming weekend…along with these Triple Layer Fudge Mint Oreo Brownies which have been one of my most popular recipes on this site since last year!
I hope you give this a try. Your family will love it…
*makes one large shake or 2 small/medium shakes
2 cups vanilla ice cream
3/4 cup of milk (I used skim)
1/4 teaspoon mint extract
8 drops green food coloring