St Patrick’s Day Milkshake: Shamrock Shake Recipe

Make this easy and tasty McDonald’s inspired Shamrock shake, the perfect St Patrick’s Day Milkshake.

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St Patrick's Day Milkshake Shamrock Shake copycat recipe

Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with  this delicious green mint shake. If you already know how to make vanilla milkshakes, this green shake will be a breeze. Even if you’ve never made a milkshake before, you’ll be happy to know how easy it is using simple ingredients! 

I’ve been finding small ways to celebrate as many holidays as I can to share with my kids because time is flying by. This is definitely a treat we enjoy making together.

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Why Choose a St Patrick’s Day Milkshake

It’s delicious! With its creamy vanilla ice cream base, complemented by a hint of peppermint extract, the Shamrock Shake offers a tasty and creamy blend of flavors that’s hard to resist.

Easy to make! This copycat recipe is incredibly simple, requiring just a few ingredients and minimal effort. It’s perfect for whipping up a batch to enjoy with the family without spending a ton of time in the kitchen

You can customize it! Whether you prefer your shake with extra whipped cream, a drizzle of chocolate syrup, or a sprinkle of rainbow sprinkles, the Shamrock Shake is highly customizable to suit your taste preferences. My youngest opts for extra marshmallows, my oldest loves Airheads xtremes rainbow ribbons, while the hubby and I sneak in a splash of something extra in ours.

Before we learn how to make a Shamrock Shake lets answer a few frequently asked questions.

FAQs St Patrick’s Day Milkshake: Shamrock Shake

Shamrock shake is basically made up of vanilla milkshake, blended with mint extract and food coloring for the green color.

Absolutely! Feel free to add a splash of Irish cream or whiskey for a boozy twist.

Yes, you can substitute plain mint extract for peppermint extract, but adjust the quantity to taste. Mint extract has more of a spearmint taste (think spearmint gum) while peppermint has more of an intense flavor.

Ingredients

  • vanilla ice cream
  • milk
  • peppermint extract
  • green food coloring
  • whipped cream
  • *OPTIONAL- marshmallows, rainbow candy strips

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Instructions

  • COMBINE In a blender, combine vanilla ice cream, milk, peppermint extract, and a few drops of green food coloring.
  • BLEND: Blend until smooth and creamy. If it’s too thick, add more milk to loosen it up.
  • POUR: Pour the minty shake into a tall glass. I used these cool retro milkshake glasses.
  • TOP: Top with a generous amount of whipped cream and your favorite toppings. I grabbed some Lucky Charms limited edition marshmallow bags (but you could also use these) and these rainbow strips airheads candy.
St Patrick's Day Milkshake Shamrock Shake copycat recipe

Tips for St Patrick’s Day Milkshake

  • Get creative with your toppings! Add Lucky Charms marshmallows and a rainbow ribbon candy like I did, or green sprinkles, mint leaves, chocolate drizzle, a thin mint cookie, the possibilities are endless
  • To make smaller servings, use smaller cups and adjust the ingredients accordingly.
  • For an extra rich and creamy taste replace the milk with heavy cream
  • For an adult version, try adding a splash of creme de menthe or Irish whiskey for a boozy kick.
  • Make sure your ice cream is slightly softened before blending for a smoother consistency.

This festive milkshake is perfect for St. Patrick’s Day parties or as a fun treat any time of the year. With its minty flavor and festive toppings, it’s guaranteed to be a hit with family and friends. And if you liked this drink idea check out our Vodka Sunrise recipe or this list of green dessert ideas for St. Patrick’s Day.

If you make St Patrick’s Day Milkshake, be sure to let me know! Be sure to follow Hey Greedy on Instagram.

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St Patrick’s Day Milkshake: Shamrock Shake

St Patrick's Day Milkshake Shamrock Shake copycat recipe
Try this green creamy mint Shamrock Shake topped with whipped cream and your favorite lucky toppings.
Serving Size 1

Ingredients

  • 2 cups vanilla ice-cream (or 4 scoops)
  • ½ cup milk
  • 1 teaspoon peppermint extract
  • 5-6 drops green food coloring
  • whipped cream
  • favorite toppings

Instructions

  • In a blender, combine vanilla ice cream, milk, peppermint extract, and food coloring.
  • Blend until smooth and creamy.
  • Pour the minty shake into a tall glass.
  • Garnish with whipped cream and favorite toppings

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