Shamrock Shakes

Homemade Copycat Shamrock Shakes

Shamrock Shakes are to St. Patrick’s Day like Christmas lights are to Christmas and Easter baskets are to Easter.  It’s that ‘sign’ that St. Patty’s Day is right around the corner.  They even have a cult following of sorts. McDonald’s announces those little shakes are on sale, and it’s like a zombie hoardbut with shake fanatics.

Shaaaaaakes.  (in my best brrraaaiiins voice.  I’m a certain kind of special, y’all).

Shamrock Shakes

I don’t think people realize how simple these are to make at home though – not to mention how much cheaper!  It’s simply vanilla ice cream, milk, green food coloring, & peppermint extract.

And check it out – I got a half gallon of milk for just over a buck.  Y’all know how excited I am about that one! 🙂

Shamrock Shakes

Just pop your ice cream into your blender…

Homemade Shamrock Shakes

Add in your milk & a splash of peppermint extract.

Shamrock Shakes

And a little green food coloring. Shamrock Shakes

Blend until smooth & creamy.

Keep on handy at all times during this season to avoid being pinched.

Shamrock Shakes


Shamrock Shakes

Course Dessert, Drinks
Cuisine American
Keyword beverage, drink, milkshake, mint, shake, shamrock shake
Total Time 5 minutes


  • 2 cups vanilla ice cream
  • cups milk
  • ¼ teaspoon peppermint extract
  • 8 drops green food coloring


  • Combine all ingredients in blender, and blend until combined and shakes are smooth and creamy.