Have you had McDonald’s Shamrock Shake? I remember getting so excited for March when I was a kid just so I could get one of those neon green, minty shakes. I was recently reminded of this annual tradition and figured it would be easy enough to replicate the recipe at home, though slightly better for you. I used my favorite Turkey Hill vanilla bean ice cream (because I’m a nut for those little vanilla bean flecks), a little pure mint extract, some milk and a few leaves of fresh mint. Sorry McD’s, my version is better. I went for a cleaner, more authentic mint flavor. Sure, it’s not bright green, but it’s just as refreshing. These come together in no time at all. Literally, I made these live on air on Rosie on the House in two-mintues flat.
Watch as Blaise and I whip one up for you and discuss those pesky Leprechauns!
Real Mint Shamrock Shakes
If you’re planning to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in full effect not only will these be a great dessert option, but you can use up your leftover corned beef and cabbage in this pasty recipe. I wish you all the luck of the Irish and a happy St. Patty’s Day!Print
A refreshing real-mint version of McDonald’s classic Shamrock Shake.
- 3 cups vanilla ice cream
- 1/2 cup milk
- 1/4 tsp mint extract
- 4 – 6 mint leaves
- whipped cream
- Combine ice cream, milk, extract and mint leaves in a blender and blend on high until a smooth shake consistency forms.
- Serve immediately topped with whipped cream and additional mint sprigs for garnish.
- Category: Dessert
- Cuisine: American
*Original recipe by Joanie Simon (JoanieSimon.com)