This copycat shamrock shake is a seasonal favorite and incredibly easy to make right at home. This mint milkshake is topped with whipped cream and garnished with a maraschino cherry.
What’s the difference between mint and peppermint?
Peppermint is much stronger than mint and it contains menthol and mint does not so it results in a stronger minty flavor. Mint (spearmint) extract should be used in this shamrock shake copycat to get the best flavor.
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Make a Shamrock Shake at Home
Shake machine down at the restaurant? No reason to fret! This recipe is easy to make at home and it makes enough for 4 servings. All you need is a few simple ingredients and a blender to make this delicious seasonal treat right at home.
It’s not only easy to make but it’s also fun to make with the kids! This recipe makes 4 servings and can be easily halved.
What’s in a Shamrock Shake?
In this copycat version of a shamrock shake, there are just a few ingredients used to make it.
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How to make a Shamrock Shake at home
For a smooth and creamy milkshake, use a blender.
Layer the ingredients in the blender- Scoop the vanilla ice cream into the blender. Top with the milk, mint extract, and vanilla extract. Add a few drops of the green food coloring at a time until the desired color is reached.
Blend- Blend until smooth. At this point, add more green food coloring if it is not the shade of green you want.
Serve- Pour the shamrock shake equally into 4 milkshake glasses and top with whipped cream. Garnish with a maraschino cherry and enjoy!
- 4 cups vanilla ice cream
- 4 cups milk
- 1 teaspoon mint extract (not peppermint)
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 8-10 drops green food coloring
- Whipped cream, for serving
- Maraschino cherries, for serving
- Scoop the vanilla ice cream into a blender.
- Pour in the milk.
- Add the mint extract and the vanilla extract.
- Add a few drops of green food coloring.
- Blend. Add more food coloring if needed at this point.
- Divide the milkshakes into 4 glasses.
- Top with whipped cream
- Garnish with a maraschino cherry.
- Serve and enjoy!
Make sure to use mint extract (spearmint), not peppermint extract. It will alter the flavor of the milkshake.
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Nutrition Information:Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 401Total Fat: 19gSaturated Fat: 12gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 78mgSodium: 221mgCarbohydrates: 44gFiber: 1gSugar: 41gProtein: 13g
Nutrition calculation is a rough estimate and can vary depending on the cooking technique and the exact ingredients used. For informational purposes only.