You know how you sometimes just get cravings for something minty and indulgent? Other people get these right? Especially around St. Patrick’s Day when you know minty, green food is around every corner? It’s literally around every corner when you consider the positioning of most McDonald’s restaurants and it’s Shamrock shake.
After having kids I decided I could no longer venture out each time I developed a craving for a Shamrock Shake though. I’d have two kids in tow and I’d have to share. (Side note: I’m not a good food sharer. I’m like Joey in Friends.)
Shamrock shake at home
Instead, I created a recipe that tastes just as good that we can make at home. I’ve decided that I like this recipe better and I like that I can control the portions for myself and the kids. I can make enough to share and I can make sure that we all have enough to get a taste without overdoing it.
As an extra treat chocolate chips are the perfect add for this milkshake. It makes it taste exactly like the most perfect mint, chocolate chip ice cream treat.
If you’re looking for these fun milkshake glasses, you can find them here. Sometimes I think having the right glass can make it taste even better. These are also perfect anytime you’re having a birthday party or any sort of fun celebration. We’ve used them on the 4th of July too!
This is perfect for parties, St. Patrick’s Day and just because! I hope you enjoy it.
Happy eating, friends!
Need other fun St. Patrick’s Day ideas? Check out these Mint Crinkle Cookies and these other green food ideas.
- 6 scoops your favorite vanilla ice cream
- 1/2 tsp pure mint extract
- 1/2 - 3/4 cups whole milk (Feel free to substitute)
- 7 drops green food coloring
- whipped cream
- Add six, small scoops of ice cream to your blender.
- Add in milk and mint.
- If your blender gets stuck, stop the blender and use a spoon or fork to remove the ice cream off the blades before blending again. Or, you can add a wee bit more milk.
- Pour into your favorite milkshake glass and enjoy!
Love how simple this recipe is. I’ve never had a Mcdonald’s milkshake, but yours looks delicious. My kids love drinks with fun colors, so I will definitely try this!
Wow this looks awesome! And its such a simple easy to make recipe! I love that! I’ll have to try this soon and let you know how it turns out!
This sounds so easy even I can make it!
This looks so yummy! Yours looks way better than McDonald’s too!
OOh, our family’s favorite! Thanks for this recipe!
Thanks for sharing this recipe! My family loves these!
So I guess I know what I am making this weekend. I am going to pick up the ingredients for this Friday and make it on Sat 🙂
The color is perfect! I love it. I am off sugar for the next 30 days, so I will have to wait to try it.
Yummy! I love their Shamrock Shake and this sounds a lot more wholesome!
YUM! Now I need a “shamrock” shake… haha! I m guessing this is healthier than what they’re putting in their shakes at mcdonalds, too!
This is something that would be so fun to make on St. Patty’s day, we love it!
I love milkshakes but I’ve never tried this one in particular (I know!). It sounds awesome though and it would be nice to make it at home.
I’m not a food sharer either! Though I’m semi okay with sharing with my husband. I have never had a mcdonalds shamrock shake. You make me curious to go try one and then make it at home!
Would you believe I have never had a shamrock shake? This looks so good and easy to prepare. Can’t wait to make it!
I can’t believe the colour is just from food colouring?! It looks so nice! I’m definitely giving it a go, it looks like great fun for when friends are over:) x
I’m not a big mint person myself, but I will definitely have to show this to my stepdaughter and husband. I bet they’d enjoy making these together. 🙂
I love a good milkshake but I’ve actually never tried a Shamrock shake.
Yum! I would love this shake…all year long!
This looks absolutely amazing! Totally craving it now 😉
Totally making this over the weekend! Might try it with vanilla froyo for a heathier option.
But this is the original McDonald milkshake! He made history! What a nice idea, I have to try it too!
I’ll try this. I love the shamrock shake from mcdonald’s, but my local store doesn’t have one in yet! This one looks delicious.
OMG YUM! I’m totally going to try this with vegan ice cream and milk 🙂
Wow, girl! This is spot on! This is too good to save for St. Patrick’s Day!
A greta shake is a lot of fun on any holiday like St. Patrick’s. I love whipped cream and on a shake like this it is perfect.
This looks really yummy and the recipe sounds SO easy! Definitely a must for St. Patrick’s Day!
I’m going to make this for my kiddies on St. Patrick’s Day this year! So happy I saw this! Yummy!
OK now this sounds good what a great copycat idea! I most definitely need to try and make one of them up for us all this year!
My boys would love this shake. It would be perfect for st patricks day.
There is just one thing to say! YUM!! St Patricks day is not complete without one of these getting devoured by me! I love these!
Oh cool! I would like to surprise my family with a couple of these. The ingredients are simple enough!
I have to try to make this! So delish
My husband loves the Shamrock Shake! I really think he would find this delicious to make at home.
Well now we can have shamrock shakes all year long. Perfect! Thanks for the recipe.
My daughter has been begging me to pick one of these up for her. I love the idea of making it instead. Yum!
Delicious and easy to make. Thank you!
Oh, my, this is one of my favorites. It’s a good reminder to go and get one!
HAven’t been able to find one near me – so I guess I should make this copycat recipe! Looks creamy and delicious!
I tried your copycat recipe and my oh my it’s amazing. I can wait to make some more to share with my husband
This looks so yummy! It looks way better than McDonald’s too! I can’t wait to try it at home!
Ummm, looks so good! This shake remembers me the peppermint chick-fil-a shake. I bet that this one is really yummy too. Thanks for sharing!
Oh dear, I never heard of the Shamrock Shake before so I decided to look it up. It turns out that it is heavily related to St. Patrick’s Day or Paddy’s day as we call it here in Ireland. You can tell that I am not a fan of McDs. Every day you learn something new. haha!
I also love to recreate some yummy foods and drinks that we had from restos. That sounds really refreshing to taste!
This is my favorite shake!
McDonald’s here has no shamrock shake. But glad I can still taste it by trying this recipe. Yum!
Who never loves some good shake? Shakes can be so yummy and so far, I’ve had milk sakes. Now I would need this; the cherry top looks so enticing too!
This looks so good and inviting. I would like a huge glass of this Shamrock Shake! Deliciousness!
Oh this is a perfect Shamrock shake copy car recipe! I’m sure it is probably much better too as you can control everything that goes in it!
I love the Shamrock shake already, so I can imagine this is even better! yummmmmy
I LOVE McDonald’s milkshakes!! Strawberry is my fav – u got a copycat recipe recipe for that?
Minty and indulgent?! I’m in! Looks yummy.
This is one of my favorite reasons about this holiday. Such a delicious shake! Can’t wait to try it on my own!
LORD! My daughter is obsessed with these! I may surprise her by trying this!
oh I am surprised this hasn’t gone viral hahaha… this is all I hear about!
This recipe is so simple but looks so good. I do like the McDonald’s shake so I have to try this one! I’m sure my son will love it!
OMG I love the shamrock shake and this is such an easy recipe, I am soo making this for my kids. Thank you.
Have you ever thought of putting fresh mint in it? I love a good milkshake
You have beaten Mcdonalds in their shmarock shake. Yours looks delicious, sure I would like to enjoy it.
Looks so delicious and simple recipe. I’ll definitely try this one. Thanks for sharing.
Wait a minute! I have never seen a shamrock shake at mcdo! Why don’t we have it in the uk?! looks so delicious though! andthe perfect recipe!
Wow… This is amazing drink. Love the color and my kids saif it look like a drink for Frozen. I guess this will go down well when watching the movie. Super Thanks!
I would love to make this shake for St. Patrick’s Day. I am not Irish but this green shake will give me honorary status.
My kids would really enjoy this shake, for sure! I have never made one at home and it would be fun to give this a try.
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