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Best Recipe For Shamrock Shake

recipe for shamrock shake

As a professional writer, I'm always on the lookout for unique and delicious recipes to share with my readers. And with St. Patrick's Day right around the corner, what better recipe to share than the classic Shamrock Shake?

Recipes Information

  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Recipe Category: Dessert
  • Recipe Cuisine: American
  • Aggregate Rating: 5/5


  • 2 cups vanilla ice cream
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/4 tsp peppermint extract
  • 6 drops green food coloring
  • Whipped cream for topping (optional)
  • Green sprinkles (optional)


  1. Add ice cream, milk, peppermint extract, and food coloring to a blender.
  2. Blend until smooth.
  3. Pour into glasses and top with whipped cream and green sprinkles (optional).
  4. Enjoy your homemade Shamrock Shake!

Nutrition Information

NutrientAmount per Serving
Total Fat18g
Saturated Fat11g
Total Carbohydrates36g


  • What is a Shamrock Shake?
    A Shamrock Shake is a mint-flavored milkshake that is typically served at McDonald's during the St. Patrick's Day season.
  • Can I make this recipe without food coloring?
    Yes, you can omit the food coloring if you prefer. Your shake will not be green, but it will still taste delicious!
  • Can I use a different type of ice cream?
    Absolutely! You can use any flavor of ice cream that you like. Just keep in mind that the flavor will be a bit different than the classic Shamrock Shake.
  • Can I make this recipe ahead of time?
    Yes, you can make the shake ahead of time and store it in the refrigerator until you're ready to serve.
  • How can I make this recipe healthier?
    You can use low-fat or non-fat milk and ice cream to reduce the calorie and fat content of the shake. You can also skip the whipped cream and sprinkles.
  • Can I add alcohol to this recipe?
    Yes, you can add a shot of Irish cream or peppermint schnapps for an adult version of the shake.

Recipes Tips

If you want to make your Shamrock Shake extra special, try these tips:

1. Use a high-quality vanilla ice cream for the best flavor.

2. Add a handful of fresh mint leaves to the blender for a more natural mint flavor.

3. Top your shake with whipped cream, green sprinkles, and a maraschino cherry for a festive touch.

With this delicious recipe, you can enjoy the taste of a classic Shamrock Shake right at home. Whether you're celebrating St. Patrick's Day or just craving a sweet treat, this recipe is sure to be a hit!