Homemade Shamrock Shake
Minty Homemade Shamrock Shake Copy-Cat Recipe for St. Patrick’s Day – even better and way cheaper than the McDonald’s version!
Call me extremely sheltered, but I just had my very first shamrock shake last weekend! To shock you even more, it wasn’t even from McDonald’s….I recreated it at home with this Homemade Shamrock Shake. 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 once again. I don’t tend to frequent fast food restaurants so that’s most likely the reason why I never get around to buying one. I even made a Shamrock Shake DIP if you’re feeling daring!
I’m not Irish and 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 a Homemade Shamrock Shake out. Not being Irish, this is best way I know how to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day!
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There are tons of copycat recipes on the web for a homemade shamrock shake and I experimented a lot with different versions 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 and more like the milkshakes you would get a restaurant. In my opinion, there is nothing worse than milkshake with too much liquid!
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! You can also try out my Green St. Patrick’s Day recipes collection. I hope you give this a try. Your family will love it…
And get the fun straws I used here or the paper ones here!
Here is a step-by-step video I created to show you how easy this Homemade Shamrock Shake is to make at home!
- 2 cups vanilla ice cream
- ¾ cup of milk (I used skim)
- ¼ teaspoon mint extract
- 8 drops green food coloring
- (Get cute St. Patrick Day straws here or I used these paper ones)
- Combine all ingredients in a blender or food processor and blend on high speed until smooth.
- Stop blender to stir with a spoon if necessary to help blend ice cream.
- Pour into cups and serve with whipped cream and a straw. Enjoy!
Ahhh my mom is obsessed with Shamrock shakes and this looks DELICIOUS!
Thanks, Kayle! I think she’ll love this version 🙂
I must be sheltered too, because I have never had one! Looks AMAZING! Will have to try for a festive treat!
Good to know I’m not the only one!
Same here, I just tried one for the first time last week. I think it would be great to make one at home!
Much cheaper and this way you can have them all year round!
Can you believe I’ve never had a shamrock shake before??! I love the homemade idea. Your recipe looks perfect for this coming weekend… if I weren’t going to a beach next week! I’ll have to make it post vacay/St. Pats Day for a treat 🙂
A beach? I’m jealous! It’s nice to know I’m not the only one to never have had a shamrock shake before…
I’m sheltered right along with you, I’ve never had a shamrock shake either! I keep thinking I should stop on my way home (because there is a McDonalds in Penn Station), but then I think my evening run will be hampered with all that milkshake in my belly! I guess I’ll just have to make it at home!
I really thought I was the only one to never have had one. Nice to know I’m not alone! 🙂
Mmmm, we love shamrock shakes! Homemade is even better. Yours are so cute, PINNED!
Awww thanks Aimee!!
my best friend is IN LOVE with the shamrock shakes. I always tell her that there no way I can make them quite as good at home. Well, this changes things!! She is going to FLIP when I show her this Ashley!
Thanks, Sally! I finally tried a McDonald’s one today, too! I have to say I kinda liked mine better 😉
What a great idea.
YESSSSSS. I seriously adore Mickey D’s Shamrock Shakes! They’re the bomb! As a kid, I’d remember stalking McDonald’s like, every day after school in late Feb/March to get a shake. They’re my fave! This is a total game-changer for making them at home — and breaking out my fat pants.
Yeah, they are dangerously easy to make at home!
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We made these at the office today. Absolutely delightful and perfect for an early St. Patrick’s Day celebration!
Awww yay! Thanks for reporting back, Trish! I’m so glad you liked them.
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This looks awesome! I’ll have to make one soon. It’s never too late for a Shamrock Shake!
I agree – they are good all year round! Thanks for visiting my page, Emily 🙂
I made this last night for my husband and he loved it.
Oh I’m so glad! Thanks for reporting back! I love to hear good feedback 🙂
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Lime topping would work too. Recently discovered how great a lime milkshake/thickshake is!!
So fun. I am planning on a low carb version for my kids this month! 🙂
Yum! I love Shamrock shakes, but it’s too cold to drink them when they’re available. Yay for making them at home all year round!
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Hmmm…looks delicious. I have never had a Shamrock shake before, but I think I’m going to have to change that! The kids would love this too 🙂
Thanks so much, Catherine!
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Yum! Pinned to my new St. Pat’s Day food & drink board.
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You are not sheltered – I still haven’t tried a Shamrock Shake! So you’re definitely ahead of me in that department. Love this homemade version!
Ashley this Shamrock Shake looks simply perfect!!! Possibly my favourite childhood flavour 🙂
Whoa, this is weird. I was JUST thinking about how I’d never had a Shamrock Shake. And then I looked it up and saw the nutrition facts, which made me think maybe I wouldn’t try it after all. But then I saw this! So my first Shamrock Shake will probably be this recipe, too. Thank you!
I’m even more sheltered — I’ve never had one of these! Didn’t even know they existed, to be honest (yes, I live under a rock!). But now that I know about them, I gotta have one! This looks fantastic — thanks.
haha you can call me sheltered too then! Because I still have never had a shamrock shake!! I should totally just make it myself!
But everyone is Irish on St. Patrick’s Day! Haha! We don’t go to fast food places very often either, Ashley…so I’m all about making this one at home. Sounds delicious! And maybe drinking this will help me find that wee pot o’ gold this year! 🙂
my mom has always loved McD’s shamrock shakes–this homemade version looks MUCH better, so don’t worry-you didn’t miss out!
Ashley – you are not the only one – I haven’t yet had a shamrock shake! Thinking I should jump on board with this luscious glass!
I was just thinking about this! Looks great – adore a good copycat/make at home recipe!
I like your version so much better than the Mc Donalds version which a 22 oz. cup has 820 cal, 23 gr fat, 1 gr trans fat, 18 gr protein, 135 total carbs 260 gr sodium , 0 fiber 115 gr sugar.
My Shamrock Smoothie version
2 scoops Life Shake ( protein)
1 cup spinach
4 oz vanilla yogurt
1/2 tsp peppermint extract
8 oz. almond milk
367 cal. 7 gr fat, 6 gr fiber, 34 gr sugar, 30 gr protein