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Copy Cat Shamrock Shake

by Laura

I decided to make a copy cat recipe for McDonald’s Shamrock shake when I was planning for my St. Patrick’s day post.  There isn’t much to a shake recipe, so it isn’t hard to figure out, but getting just the right amount to make the right shake consistency is key.  I allowed some leeway to the peppermint extract.  This way you can adjust the taste to your liking.  If you aren’t a peppermint fan then leave out the extract and us a little vanilla extract in it’s place and still enjoy a festive looking milk shake for the holiday.
You can use whatever kind of milk you have, but a milk with a higher fat content will give a richer flavor.  To finish off the shake you can top it with that whipped cream in a can.  However, I prefer to make my own whipped cream and pipe it on.  The stuff in the can has a lot of air in it and deflates after it sits for a few seconds.

Copy Cat Shamrock Shake

  • 3 cups of vanilla ice cream, slightly softened
  • 1 1/2 cups milk (I used skim)
  • 1/4 to 1/2 tsp. peppermint extract
  • 8 drops of green food coloring
  • green sprinkles, if desired
  • sweetened whipped cream
  1. Place the ingredients in the order listed above in a blender.  Start out with the 1/4 tsp extract and taste after blending to see if you want a stronger mint flavor, if so add another 1/4 tsp extract.
  2. Blend in the blender until smooth.  Pour mixture into 2 glasses and top with whipped cream and sprinkles if desired. Makes 2 shakes.

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Melissa Basua March 21, 2011 - 1:56 pm

Make these for pre-St. Patrick’s Day and my family loved them!! Thanks for the recipe!!

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Melissa Basua March 21, 2011 - 1:56 pm

Make these for pre-St. Patrick’s Day and my family loved them!! Thanks for the recipe!!

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fittingbackin March 11, 2011 - 12:45 pm

This looks wonderful!!

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fittingbackin March 11, 2011 - 12:45 pm

This looks wonderful!!

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Vikki March 11, 2011 - 9:36 am

The ones at McDonalds no longer taste Minty, I’ll definitely be making this at home.

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Vikki March 11, 2011 - 9:36 am

The ones at McDonalds no longer taste Minty, I’ll definitely be making this at home.

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A Bowl Of Mush March 11, 2011 - 7:54 am

These are too much fun!
I haven’t had a shamrock shake yet, I’m tempted to make one now!

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A Bowl Of Mush March 11, 2011 - 7:54 am

These are too much fun!
I haven’t had a shamrock shake yet, I’m tempted to make one now!

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