Copycat Shamrock Shakes

Homemade Shamrock Shakes


Homemade Shamrock Shakes are a cinch to make with vanilla ice cream, milk and peppermint extract. I made them because I thought I was missing something. . .there’s such hype over the McDonald’s shakes by the same name. . . I know people who go totally crazy for them.

They remind me of the vanilla Alba shakes I used to drink all the time when I was in high school. I used to put peppermint in them for a minty fresh flavor.

These are way better ’cause there’s ice cream involved. . . but I’m still not getting it. Yes, they’re yummy but it’s still just a vanilla mint shake. We’re not reinventing Nutella. Or Reese’s peanut butter cups.

They take all of 5 minutes to make and you can have them any time of the day or night.

Whenever your little heart desires.

No need to wait for those golden arches to serve them up for you with a ton of chemicals and preservatives to boot.

Shamrock Shakes

Rating: 51

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Yield: 2 shakes

Shamrock Shakes

Homemade Shamrock Shakes are a cinch to make with vanilla ice cream, milk and peppermint extract.


2 cups vanilla ice cream
3/4 - 1 cup milk
1/8 - 1/4 teaspoon peppermint extract
1/4 teaspoon green food color (like McCormick), optional
whipped cream, optional
sprinkles, optional


  1. Place ice cream, milk, peppermint extract and green food color in a blender or food processor. Blend or pulse until smooth.
  2. Pour into glasses and top with whipped cream and sprinkles, if desired. Serve immediately.


Adapted from McCormick

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  1. zerrin says

    Never had shamrock shakes before! Sounds so easy to make and I must try it as I’m craving for something refreshing to drink! Thanks!

  2. Joanne says

    I also wonder what all the hype is about…so glad I can just try one at home now instead of having to head into those disgusting arches. 😛

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