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    Shamrock Shake

    Posted by  ·  March 17, 2010

    Celebrating St. Patrick’s Day with a minty Shamrock Shake.

    Photo by captured by cathy

    Copycat McDonald’s Shamrock Shake

    2 cups vanilla ice cream

    1 cup milk

    8 drops green food coloring

    1/8 teaspoon mint extract ( or amount for desired flavor)

    Blend well and enjoy!

    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.

    Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

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    1. Wednesday, February 18th, 2015
      So festive and looks delicious!
    2. Saturday, March 12th, 2011
      Love this recipe! May try it this week.
    3. Tuesday, March 8th, 2011
      Cute idea! I shared your link on my FB page today!
    4. Saturday, April 3rd, 2010
      This was a HUGE hit with my kids - THANKS!
    5. Saturday, March 20th, 2010
      Thank you so much for posting this. I'm allergic to milk but following your directions I was able to use my fake milk and ice cream to make myself a shake. I've been missing out for all these years!!!
    6. Wednesday, March 17th, 2010
    7. Wednesday, March 17th, 2010
      Yum! Very nice presentation, too!

      Happy St. Patrick's Day! Stop by my blog to enter my Harney and Son's "Irish Breakfast Tea" Giveaway. Just post a comment.

      Best Blessings, KJ
    8. Amber
      Wednesday, March 17th, 2010
      Thanks for the recipe. My kids LOVED it!
    9. Tiffany
      Wednesday, March 17th, 2010
      I am new to this site but love all of your ideas! We will be making this for our dessert tonight and I am using the free cupcake toppers you had listed last week on the straws to make them more festive. :)

      Thanks for all the great ideas!
    10. Wednesday, March 17th, 2010
      That looks sooo good!
    11. Wednesday, March 17th, 2010
      Looks delicious - my kids would love me to make these :)

      Happy St Patrick's Day from N Ireland :)
    12. Allyson/@HBMomof2
      Wednesday, March 17th, 2010
      This will be on our menu! Sounds yummy and my mouth shouldn't be watering at ice cream this early in the morning. Changing the shamrocks to a Girl Scout Thin Mint cookie though. They are on hand and you can't beat cookies and ice cream. Who am I kidding? You can't beat anything and ice cream. Thanks for another wonderful idea.
    13. Karen
      Wednesday, March 17th, 2010
      Hi Cindy! What a great suprise for the kids to come home to after school today!!Thank you for another great recipe!! Love you in Milwaukee! Karen
    14. Wednesday, March 17th, 2010
      Thank you! My husband is going to L-O-V-E me for making this. He's been flipping out because he looks forward to McD's Shamrock Shakes every year and apparently they are at select locations this year. Those select locations being nowhere near us.
    15. Wednesday, March 17th, 2010
      ummm YES PLEASE! i'll take one of those right now!! i'm drooling at my work desk... over my keyboard.. seriously!!! happy st. pattys day!
    16. Wednesday, March 17th, 2010
      That looks great! My kids tried one from Mc Donald's the other day and one of them said it made his tummy sick. Apparently there was too much mint extract. Homemade sounds great though!
    17. Wednesday, March 17th, 2010
      Man, does this take me back! Someone call Mayor McCheese!
    18. Wednesday, March 17th, 2010
      Yum! I bet my boys would love these to go with our other St. Patty's meal today!
      Thanks for sharing!
    19. Wednesday, March 17th, 2010
      Oh that looks so yummy!!
    20. Wednesday, March 17th, 2010
      Delicious and the little candy embellishment is a great idea. I will be making this one tonight. Thanks!