Copycat Recipe: Shamrock Shake

I get overly excited about anything kitchen related. I think plates and sprinkles excite me most. I could be having a conversation with my boyfriend and if something catches my eye… well, just forget the conversation. It’s like I have ADD but only when kitchen supplies are around. Weird, right? I don’t buy the annual Shamrock Shake like everyone else, but the color is just so enticing. Instead of heading over to the nearest McDonald’s I decided to make my own.

Super Simple Shamrock Shake Copycat Recipe via Sweet as a Cookie

Making your own Shamrock Shake is easier than you think. With just a few simple ingredients you’ll have a blender full of minty goodness. You have to make sure you are using mint extract and NOT peppermint extract. There is a big difference. I would hate for you to take the time to make a Shamrock Shake and have it ruined because you accidentally used the wrong extract.

Super Simple Shamrock Shake Copycat Recipe via Sweet as a Cookie

 Our new kitten is a monster. We decided to name him Rambo, we’ll see how long that sticks. This cat seriously tries to eat everything. After you look at the picture below maybe you’ll believe me. So far he has tried to eat paper, sprinkles, pizza, chicken wings, cupcakes, my sock, my hair… I think you get the point.  

Super Simple Shamrock Shake Copycat Recipe via Sweet as a Cookie

He is a cutie though if I do say so myself. He ruled that the Shamrock Shake is a must make in every household, unless you’re lactose intolerant (that wouldn’t be a very good idea). The green really brings out all the colors in Rambo’s fur.

Super Simple Shamrock Shake Copycat Recipe via Sweet as a Cookie

My boyfriend is Irish so he really loves St.Patricks Day. This year St.Patricks Day is during Spring break. I’m sure he’ll be coming up with a list of things he wants to do, including drinking of course. Maybe we will create a boozy shamrock shake? That would be one ridiculously good drink, plus you’ll have minty fresh breath. 

Copycat Recipe: Shamrock Shake
Serves 2
Your favorite McDonalds drink made in the comfort of your own home.
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  1. 2 cups vanilla ice cream
  2. 1 1/4 cups 2% milk
  3. 1/4 tsp. mint extract
  4. 8 drops green food coloring
  1. Place all ingredients into a blender and blend until desired consistency is reached.
  2. If your drink isn't green enough, just simply add more food coloring.
  3. Pour into two glasses and enjoy!
  1. Make sure to use mint extract and not peppermint!
Adapted from The Best Of Top Secret Recipes - Todd Wilbur
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    March 6, 2014 at 8:47 PM

    This is fantastic! Looks and tastes just like a shamrock shake, but without all the nasty chemicals, and high calories and price.

    • Reply
      Karissa Krishart
      March 9, 2014 at 6:24 PM

      So glad you enjoyed Jenna 🙂

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