Love the taste of McDonald’s Shamrock Shakes, but want to avoid the drive-thru? Try this copycat Shamrock Shake recipe! It makes a tasty St. Patrick’s Day treat!
This copycat recipe for McDonald’s Shamrock Shakes is so easy you’ll wonder why you ever bothered buying them! With only 4 ingredients (5 if you count the whipped cream!) and a couple minutes, you’ll have a great tasting shake without any extra ingredients.
Gather up your ingredients. You’ll need vanilla ice cream, half & half, mint extract, and green food coloring. I like to top with whipped cream and occasionally a cherry too! If you have gone dairy-free, you can sub soy milk and soy ice cream (or coconut milk ice cream) for the half & half and ice cream! Make sure it’s pure MINT extract. Peppermint is very different, but would make a great shake flavor for Christmas.
Throw everything into the blender. If you like your shakes really thick, add a little less half & half. If you prefer it easier to drink through a straw, you can add a little more, but blend it first & then add a little more until it reaches the consistency you (or your children) prefer. This recipe is pretty easy to make in any blender, but I highly recommend the Ninja Blender. They have a few different styles to fit your budget!
Blend until smooth. 4 drops of food coloring seems to work best for me, but if you use another brand, you may need to go with a couple more.
Copycat McDonald's Shamrock Shake
- 1 pint Vanilla Ice Cream
- 1/2 cup Half and Half
- 5 drops Mint Extract
- 4 drops Green Food Coloring
- Whipped cream optional
Combine ice cream, half and half, mint extract and food coloring in a blender and puree for 30 seconds to 1 minute.
Optional: top with whipped cream.
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Jerusha (TheDisneyChef.com) says
My son is going to flip out! He loves these and it’s one of the few times he can talk me to going to McDonalds. Now he can have them year round! Thanks for sharing! – Jerusha, TheDisneyChef.com