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Looking for a fun treat to enjoy for St. Patrick’s Day? These Copycat Shamrock Shakes have only a few ingredients and are a breeze to make.
It’s that time of year again! McDonald’s has the Shamrock Shake for sale for a limited time and my kids beg for one every time we drive by. Honestly, though, when it’s so easy to make your own Copycat Shamrock Shake, there’s no reason to hit the drive-thru.
What you need to make Copycat Shamrock Shakes
Scroll all the way down to see the printable recipe card with amounts, details and nutritional info.
- vanilla ice cream
- peppermint extract
- green food color
- whipped cream
Simply place your ingredients in the blender, making sure to start with the milk so you don’t overwhelm your blender. Mix until blended well and the color is evenly distributed.
Pour the mixture out into glasses and top with whipped cream. You should be able to get 3 full shake glasses (8 oz. each) with this recipe. It can easily be halved or doubled, depending on how many you need.
Top with whipped cream, sprinkles, candy rainbows (they are my favorite) and the cherry on top!
See? It’s so easy and the fun toppings make these milkshakes a special treat for St. Patty’s Day (or anytime you’re craving some minty goodness!)
What other treats can I make for St. Patrick’s Day?
Another quick and easy snack for St. Patrick’s Day is Shamrock Rice Krispies Treats. Everyone loves the classic marshmallow treat and they are fun to dip and decorate! For a sweet and salty option, try St. Patrick’s Day Pretzel Snacks.
Copycat Shamrock Shakes
- 2 cups vanilla ice cream
- 1 cup milk
- 1/2 tsp peppermint extract
- 1/4 tsp green food color
- whipped cream
- rainbow candies
- Place milk, ice cream, peppermint extract and green food color in blender; cover. Blend on high speed until smooth.
- Pour into 3 (8 oz) glasses. Top with whipped cream, candies, sprinkles and cherries if desired. Serve immediately.
Don’t forget to pin the recipe for later!
Originally published 3/13, updated 2/21
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