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McDonald's Shamrock Shake Copy Cat Recipe

Posted by on Mar. 1, 2013 at 11:22 AM
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McDonald's Shamrock Shake Copy Cat Recipe

Posted by Kim Conte

 


 
f there's one thing that everyone looks forward to as St. Patrick's Day approaches, it's the classic bright green Shamrock Shake. But not everyone hightails it to McDonald's for the frosty mint beverage; many people prefer the homemade version. If you find yourself in the second camp, here's an easy recipe to replicate the Shamrock in the comfort of your own home.

Shamrock Shake from Epicurious.com

  • 2 cups vanilla ice cream

  • 1 1/4 cups 2% low-fat milk

  • 1/4 teaspoon mint extract

  • 8 drops green food coloring (optional)

Blend ingredients in a blender until smooth. Pour into two cups.

Another alternative? Two cups mint chocolate chip ice cream blended smooth with 1 1/4 cups milk (although you will have little chunks of chocolate in your shake -- the horror!).

Do you make Shamrock Shakes at home or buy the real thing at McDonald's?

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goddess99
by Michelle on Mar. 1, 2013 at 11:25 AM

I've never had one.

KaylaMillar
by Kayla on Mar. 1, 2013 at 3:22 PM
I've never had one.... It sounds good though
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OliviaW.
by on Mar. 1, 2013 at 3:33 PM
I love these. I wait all yeae and they ruin them with whipped cream and very little mint flavoring (at least year they have).
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cshepard
by Member on Mar. 1, 2013 at 3:39 PM
I was just wondering today if they were out yet. Yum! The ladies I work with had no clue what I was talking about!
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delanna6two
by Ruby Member on Mar. 1, 2013 at 5:19 PM

I have not had one either but that pic looks good:)

kathislove80
by on Mar. 1, 2013 at 9:50 PM
Oooo! Yum. I'm going to make this...SO loves milkshakes.
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SweetLuci
by Luci on Mar. 1, 2013 at 10:49 PM

 I've never had one, but I love mint and when I saw this I had to make it. I used whole milk. I don't know if it's like McDonald's, but it was good.

periwinkle163
by on Mar. 2, 2013 at 9:08 PM

 I love shamrock shakes! I also sometimes add a little mint extract to yellow cake mix, and make the frosting with a tiny bit of mint also and call it a shamrock cupcake, lol.

SweetLuci
by Luci on Mar. 2, 2013 at 9:10 PM

 That's a terriffic idea. I really like mint.

Quoting periwinkle163:

 I love shamrock shakes! I also sometimes add a little mint extract to yellow cake mix, and make the frosting with a tiny bit of mint also and call it a shamrock cupcake, lol.

 

Kimberly954
by on Mar. 2, 2013 at 10:32 PM

i have never had one either. Needs chocolate chips! :) heehee

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