Perfect for a St. Patrick’s Day Party or a St. Patrick’s Day dessert for your kids, Homemade Shamrock Shakes are a easy DIY idea! This recipe for copycat Shamrock Shakes is easy to make with your kids, and tastes just like the version from McDonalds!
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Homemade Shamrock Shakes
My kids love when I make easy treats for them for holidays, and St. Patrick’s Day is one of their favorites. All of my kids are part Irish, courtesy of my husband. So they all have an extra special connection to St. Patrick’s Day! As for me, well I’m happy to pretend to be Irish for the day and make them St. Patrick’s Day recipes like these Shamrock Shakes. And, I saved some money by making these instead of going to get them at McDonalds. I included these delicious copycat milkshakes as one of the desserts in my St. Patrick’s Day party this year. With the touch of mint flavor and green color, the Shamrock Shakes were perfect!
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The recipe for these McDonalds Shamrock Shakes is really simple but there’s an important thing to remember – they do not contain “peppermint” but instead “mint extract.” They are very different, so make sure if you’re headed to the grocery store you pick up the mint extract.
Copycat Homemade Shamrock Shake Recipe
These Shamrock Shakes are easy to make – just put all of the milkshake ingredients in the blender and you’re good! A quality blender will produce a spectacular milkshake – I love my BlendTec blender that I got on Amazon!
What do you Need to Make Homemade Shamrock Shakes like McDonalds?
-2c vanilla ice cream
-1t mint extract (not peppermint!)
-green food coloring (drops or gel food coloring)
For the topping:
-sanding sugar, in a rainbow of colors
How do you Make Easy Homemade Shamrock Shakes?
-Put all of the milkshake ingredients in the blender and blend well (you can use the milkshake button on the blender if you have one.)
-Pour into glasses.
-Top with whipped cream.
-On top of the whipped cream, create stripes of colors with the sanding sugar to resemble a rainbow.
Print the recipe for Homemade Shamrock Shakes:
Homemade Shamrock Shakes
- 2 cups vanilla ice cream
- 1 1/2 cups milk
- 1 tsp mint extract
- Few drops green food coloring
- whipped cream
- sanding sugar, in a rainbow of colors
- Place first four ingredients in a blender. Blend well.
- Pour into glasses and top with whipped cream.
- Create a rainbow on top of the whipped cream by sprinkling "lines" of sanding sugar.
I put my Shamrock Shakes into these gold rimmed glasses with gold vinyl Shamrocks. I made them with my Cricut machine! If you’d like to make these Vinyl Shamrocks in Cricut Design Space, here’s the link to the project:
Click to Make: DIY Gold Shamrock Glasses
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