This fun Shamrock Shake recipe will hit the spot on St. Patrick’s Day or anytime you find yourself craving a sweet green shake! It’s so easy to make and makes for a great dessert or snack.
Every year on St. Patrick’s Day, everyone wants a Shamrock Shake. I mean, you kind of have to drink one on St. Patrick’s Day, right? But I think we should extend the luck of the Irish just a little bit longer than the actual day and enjoy them all February, all March… and how about the rest of the year, too?
This Shamrock Shake recipe will help you feel the luck of the Irish no matter when you drink it! (Or at least it will taste really, really good.)
We’re a big fan of St. Patrick’s Day drink recipes, this is one we make over and over again. Not to mention we just love shakes period. All flavors of shakes, like our 1,000 Calorie Weight Gainer Shake, Healthy Orange Smoothie and Pumpkin Cream Cheese Milkshake.
Shamrock Shake – Fun Facts
Did you know the first Shamrock Shake was introduced (by McDonald’s) in 1970? But the first version was nothing like what we commonly think of as the Shamrock Shake. It had lemon/lime sherbet in it!
It took a few years for them to
come their senses remove the sherbet, although the shake was a vanilla flavor for quite a while until they finally added the mint flavoring (the best part, in my opinion!). Interesting, don’t you think?
Shamrock Shake Recipe – How to Make One
Here are the ingredients you’ll need to make this Shamrock Shake:
- 2% milk
- Vanilla ice cream
- Peppermint extract
- Green food coloring
And to make the Shamrock Shake, all you have to do is put the ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth.
Shamrock Shake Servings
This shake recipe makes two servings, although if you want to make mini-shakes with fewer calories, go for it!
How to Make a Healthy Shamrock Shake
If you want to make a healthy Shamrock Shake in the sense of fewer calories and grams of fat, you can use a low-calorie milk or milk substitute (like almond milk) and a low-fat or fat-free ice cream.
How to Enjoy this Shamrock Shake Recipe
Make one for your family… pay it forward! I’m feeling a little lucky right now enjoying the milkshake pictured. Pair it up with some Candied Pretzel Sticks and you’ll be the household hero!
This easy shake recipe is a perfect way to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in a refreshing and cheerful way. Enjoy a little green and luck of the Irish on St. Patrick’s Day (or any day) this year with our favorite Shamrock Shake recipe!
- 1 cup 2% milk
- 4 cups vanilla ice cream
- 1 teaspoon peppermint extract
- 1 teaspoon green food coloring
- In blender, add ingredients in order listed for best results. Blend until smooth and pour in glasses to serve.