Copycat Shamrock Shake

Copycat Shamrock Shake

There’s something about St Paddy’s Day that really makes me happy every year. Maybe it’s my Irish ancestry (though doesn’t EVERYONE claim Irish ancestry on St Patrick’s Day??). Maybe it’s that I really like the color green. But whatever the reasons, one thing is for sure – the day is steeped in tradition. And I love me some tradition.

One of our big traditions is to have at least one Shamrock Shake per season. Something about that minty green shake gets me all happy inside. Ya dig? But when I lived in England for over a decade, I found that they didn’t actually DO Shamrock Shakes! WHAT!? I guess it was their proximity to Ireland or something, but every year I’d make the trek to our local McDonalds and sigh in frustration that they didn’t serve my treat of choice. Woe was me.

Anyway, it meant that I had to get creative and come up with my own recipe! Not that it’s that difficult, to be honest. So easy a kid could do it. In fact, mine DID do it. And this is the result.

Here’s what you’ll need.

2 C Vanilla Ice Cream
1 C of Milk
Mint Extract
Green Food Coloring
Whipped Cream
Air Heads Rainbow Candy (optional)

Copycat Shamrock Shake Ingredients

And okay, it’s not rocket science to make this. Just take a blender and add in your ice cream, milk and ½ teaspoon of mint extract. Then just add a few drops of green food coloring and blend away until its creamy and smooth.

Copycat Shamrock Shake In Process

Copycat Shamrock Shake In Process

Then, just transfer the whole lot to a pretty glass and add a dollop of whipped cream on top. I kept trying to add our rainbow candies to the top to make it look like rainbows on a cloud, but the kids just kept stealing them. Ah well!

If you like the original, you’ll love this Copycat Shamrock Shake.

Copycat Shamrock Shake


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Katie Reed

Katie Reed

Katie Reed is a 38 year old mom blogger from Salt Lake City, UT. She is married to the man of her dreams and together they have four beautiful boys. Dexter is 9, Daniel is 7, Chester is 5 and Wilder is 2. She writes about living with mental health issues while navigating motherhood. Her blog focuses on tips and tricks for moms, information and parenting news, kid-friendly recipes and crafts. She loves to reflect on the humorous side of parenthood and shares the reality of her life, with a "warts and all" attitude.

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