Shamrock Shake Dip


Everyone’s favorite minty green milkshake from McDonald’s turned into a fun dessert dip to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day!

Everyone's favorite minty green milkshake from McDonald's turned into a fun dessert dip to celebrate St. Patrick's Day!

I’m back from Chicago and ready to dive into this Shamrock Shake Dip.  After a horrible first half hour in the city (as dramatically told in this post about getting my wallet stolen on the train in Chicago), I ended up having a wonderful time.  We froze our butts off most of the trip, but got to experience the great food there (authentic deep dish pizza, anyone?) and hit up some famous tourist spots like the Bean and Navy Pier.  Needless to say, I guarded my belongings with my life on the train ride back to the airport!

This Shamrock Shake dip.  Chicago must have been good for my creativity because I thought of this idea while I was sitting in the hotel room one day while Mr. Wishes was off to work.  I saw another blogger on Instagram create the cutest cupcakes ever by turning a Shamrock Shake into cupcakes – genius!  I had been wanting to do some sort of original twist on the Shamrock Shake and thought why not make a dessert dip out of it?  Everyone loves a good dessert dip.  It is a very rare occasion where I “Google” something and it has never been done before, but this was one of those rare times.

Minty Shamrock Shake Milkshake Dip for Saint Patrick's Day.

I started jotting down what I thought could be in the dip to make it taste like it could be a thickened up version of a milkshake so as to be able to hold together as a Shamrock Shake dip. It turned out exactly like I had pictured it in my head.  You can serve this dip with whatever dippers you choose, but I served it with chocolate graham crackers.  The flavor combination of chocolate and mint go together like milk and cookies, obviously.

I hope you enjoy what I came up with for this Shamrock Shake Dip and serve it to your friends at your St. Paddy’s day party!  You can thank my trip to Chicago – it was very inspiring 🙂

If you’re more into the Shamrock Shakes, I have a Homemade Shamrock Shake recipe you will love as well as a collection of St. Patrick’s Day recipes.

Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

Shamrock Shake dessert dip to celebrate St. Patrick's Day!

Shamrock Shake Dip
Recipe type: dessert
Prep time: 
Total time: 
Serves: 24 servings
Everyone's favorite minty green milkshake from McDonald's turned into a fun dessert dip to celebrate St. Patrick's Day!
  1. In a large mixing bowl, combine all the ingredients together (not the dippers).
  2. Add enough drops of green food coloring to get your desired shade of green. Mix.
  3. Place the bowl in the refrigerator for at least 1 hour to chill and firm up before serving.
  4. Top with a swirl of whipped cream and a cherry on top right before serving!
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32 Responses to “Shamrock Shake Dip”

  1. March 8, 2015 at 8:04 AM #

    Pinned to my St. Pats Day board!

    • March 9, 2015 at 1:24 AM #

      Thank you very much for the pin! I appreciate that so much!

  2. March 8, 2015 at 10:01 AM #

    I have heard great things about this shake but haven’t tried it yet. Your homemade version looks incredible!

  3. March 8, 2015 at 4:48 PM #

    I’m so glad you ended up having a wonderful time after that awful start!!

    And whoa this dip! So so fun!

    • March 9, 2015 at 1:22 AM #

      Aww thanks Ashley! Yeah it didn’t end up being half bad 🙂

  4. March 8, 2015 at 6:59 PM #

    A shamrock dip, so creative! 🙂 I’m happy you could have a great time after all!

    • March 9, 2015 at 1:23 AM #

      Thank you so much, Lily! It was fun!

  5. March 9, 2015 at 1:18 AM #

    OMGosh Ashley, I was thinking of this just yesterday. I am so glad you made this, because this is what I’ve been craving. You read my mind, and I’m so glad you did! 🙂

  6. March 9, 2015 at 5:48 AM #

    Looks delicious! Love this idea!

  7. March 9, 2015 at 7:51 AM #

    Very creative! I’ve never seen a shamrock dip before, good job!

  8. March 9, 2015 at 10:19 AM #

    I mean, this is just brilliant! Such a great idea, Ashley!

  9. March 9, 2015 at 11:10 AM #

    Can never have enough shamrock shakes!!

  10. March 9, 2015 at 12:02 PM #

    I’m glad you ended up having such a great time in Chicago. It’s such an amazing city! And there’s nothing like a change of scene to spark some creativity!

  11. March 9, 2015 at 1:09 PM #

    I haven’t had a shamrock shake in about 20 years…this brings back memories

  12. March 9, 2015 at 4:16 PM #

    This is so, so fun, Ashley! I have not had enough dessert dips in my life, clearly. I’d love to dip some brownie chunks into that!!

  13. March 9, 2015 at 4:59 PM #

    A fun idea for St. Patrick’s Day…or any time. You’re absolutely right, dips for the win!

  14. March 9, 2015 at 6:27 PM #

    Love Shamrock shakes! What a fun idea!

  15. March 9, 2015 at 8:16 PM #

    I’m glad you wound up having a good time on your trip! And holy cow, I do admit to loving a Shamrock Shake, so this dip is definitely a must-try. I’m so intrigued by the use of the cake mix!

  16. March 9, 2015 at 9:37 PM #

    My hubby and I always go for a Shamrock shake this time of the year. I need to make the dip for him 🙂

  17. Lora @cakeduchess
    March 9, 2015 at 9:47 PM #

    Haven’t been to Chicago in ages and I’m happy you had some time to jot down recipe ideas: like this super fun shamrock shake dip!!

  18. Ginny McMeans
    March 10, 2015 at 1:29 AM #

    Woohoo you wild and crazy girl. This looks fantastic!

  19. March 10, 2015 at 8:48 AM #

    This is such a creative idea for a dip. I love the pale green color. It’s so pretty!

  20. March 10, 2015 at 12:15 PM #

    Making a shamrock shake inspired dip is such a fun and creative idea!

  21. March 10, 2015 at 3:27 PM #

    I am glad your trip turned around. I love that you made this into a dip!

  22. March 10, 2015 at 9:53 PM #

    Shamrock Shakes are like kryptonite to me. What a fun spin on a classic!

  23. March 11, 2015 at 1:45 AM #

    You’re an evil genius Ashley, and I totally love it. I love this spin on shamrock shakes, turning it into a dip is fabulous.

  24. March 11, 2015 at 3:45 PM #

    What a decadent St. Patrick’s Day treat! I’m blown away. I think I’d use it as a dip but I love that you can make it into a shake, too!!

  25. March 14, 2015 at 10:11 PM #

    I made this dip today and it is so good! I served it to friends who were over for dinner and everyone loved it. Delicious!

    • March 15, 2015 at 3:33 PM #

      Thanks for letting us know, Leah! So glad you liked it!


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