A Shamrock Shake is the perfect way to celebrate St Patrick’s Day. This mint flavored milkshake is a yummy treat! Smooth, creamy and oh so minty! Vanilla ice cream blended with mint flavoring, a few drops of green food coloring and topped with delicious whipped topping make this shake. The little candy shamrocks make it extra festive!
How do you celebrate St Patrick’s Day? We make a few blarney stones, color up these St Patrick’s Day Coloring Pages, make a few crochet shamrocks, rainbow cupcakes, green candy popcorn…. and do our fair share of St Patrick’s Day Crafts!
Each year for a limited time McDonald’s serves up their famous Shamrock Shake. With my yummy knockoff, you can now have this delicious shake anytime you like!
What is Shamrock Shake made out of?
The Shamrock Shake was first introduced in 1970. Can you believe the shake first was made of lemon-lime flavored with vanilla ice cream, a lemon-lime sherbet, and vanilla syrup? I don’t think I would have been a fan. By 1973, the shake was merely a green colored vanilla shake, eliminating the sherbet. Thankfully now it is now mint flavored vanilla ice cream. I love mint. If you do too you might like these mint recipes.
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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 the 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. They are super easy to make and add a nice touch to cupcakes too! I have a complete tutorial how I made candy stars. It will show just how to make candy toppers! They can be made for any holiday or occasion! All you need is a chocolate mold.