Homemade Shamrock Shakes

Mint flavored ice cream is my favorite ice cream, hands down. So when McDonald’s comes out with their Shamrock Shakes every spring, I can’t help but venture through the drive-thru to get one…even though under normal circumstances I wouldn’t be caught dead there. Unless I’m pregnant, and having a craving for a sausage, egg, and cheese biscuit…but let’s not go there.

But I knew they had to be better made at home, and I almost always have all the ingredients necessary to throw them together. Vanilla ice cream, peppermint extract, a few drops of green food coloring, and a little whipped cream to top it all off. Just as I suspected it was even better made at home, and even easier than going through the drive-thru.

Not to mention the fact that I can make and enjoy them all year long! I hope everyone has a great weekend, we’re hoping for some warmer weather like we had a taste of this week. We’re trying to get our dining room finished up and repainted – green, of all colors. How appropriate for St. Patrick’s Day!

Source: slightly adapted from Fake Ginger


  1. Posted March 14, 2014 at 10:01 AM | Permalink

    Yummy!!!! These look great! I have never had one from McDonalds but love mint so clearly I have been missing out!

  2. Posted March 16, 2014 at 5:07 PM | Permalink

    Can you believe that I have never had a shamrock shake? This sounds incredible. Thanks for convincing me that I need to try a minty green shake soon. 🙂

  3. Posted March 16, 2014 at 5:38 PM | Permalink

    You are a drug dealer. OMG I love shakes. I allow myself only about one per year. Now I am trying to even remember my last shake and I am thinking it was last summer. Not quite a year. I will have to stash this recipe for later.
    I almost taste it now.

  4. Yvette
    Posted March 21, 2018 at 9:14 PM | Permalink

    These were a hit! Thank you for the recipe.

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