Now, you don’t have to wait for the once-a-year iconic shake at your local restaurant. Make a shamrock shake at home anytime with this simple, delicious recipe! Grab this amazing mint milkshake recipe below!

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Copycat Shamrock Shake Recipe

Every year around March, McDonald’s brings back the iconic minty green shake that fans look forward to treating themselves to. The Shamrock Shake – is one of the most anticipated seasonal drinks that has tantalized taste buds since 1970.

A vanilla ice cream and milk base are finished off with mint extract and green food coloring. Drizzled chocolate syrup and topped with whipped cream, green sugar, and a maraschino cherry.

This delicious copycat recipe is super easy to make at home, so you can enjoy this classic shake anytime you like.

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  • Blender or Ninja
  • Glass

Ingredients

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  • Vanilla ice cream
  • Milk
  • Mint extract
  • Green food coloring
  • Chocolate syrup
  • Whipped cream
  • Green sanding sugar
  • Maraschino cherry (optional)

How to Make a Delicious Shamrock Shake

1. Add the ice cream, milk, mint extract, and green food coloring to a blender or Ninja bottle, and blend until creamy.

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2. Drizzle chocolate syrup into a glass, and pour the ice cream mixture in.

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3. Top with whipped cream, green sanding sugar, and a maraschino cherry.

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Tips & Tricks

  • Double or triple the ingredients to make more shakes!
  • Try mint chocolate chip ice cream instead of vanilla ice cream and mint extract.
  • Make an adults-only version by adding 2-4 oz. of your favorite spirit, such as:
  • Bailey’s Irish Cream
  • Vodka
  • Bourbon
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More Fun for St Patrick’s Day

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Copycat Shamrock Shake

Now you don’t have to wait for the once-a-year iconic shake at your local restaurant. Make a shamrock shake at home any time of year with this simple delicious recipe!
Servings: 1 8oz shake
Calories: 313kcal
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes

Ingredients
 

  • 2 scoops vanilla ice cream
  • ¼ cup milk
  • ¼ tsp mint extract
  • 4 drops green food coloring
  • Chocolate syrup
  • Whipped cream
  • Green sanding sugar
  • Maraschino cherry optional

Equipment

  • Blender or Ninja
  • Glass

Instructions
 

  • Add the ice cream, milk, mint extract, and green food coloring to a blender or Ninja bottle, and blend until creamy.
  • Drizzle chocolate syrup into a glass, and pour the ice cream mixture in.
  • Top with whipped cream, green sanding sugar, and maraschino cherry. Then serve.

Nutrition

Calories: 313kcal | Carbohydrates: 34g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 16g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 65mg | Sodium: 129mg | Potassium: 356mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 31g | Vitamin A: 655IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 244mg | Iron: 0.1mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, is intended to serve as an estimate only, and is provided for informational purposes. The accuracy of nutritional information is not guaranteed.

Course: Drinks
Cuisine: American

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