I’m not normally a huge fan of mint, but every spring when the Shamrock Shake advertisements begin flooding in, I find myself craving one. Fortunately, they are incredibly easy to whip up at home! I’ve provided a link to my homemade vanilla bean ice cream recipe in the ingredients list, but you can certainly substitute store-bought if you don’t want to make your own. I adapted my recipe from Michelle’s Homemade Shamrock Shakes since I think she found the perfect thickness for these shakes, and because the minty flavor isn’t at all overpowering, which is important for someone who doesn’t really love mint. I also enjoy changing things up and making chocolate Shamrock Shakes, simply by adding in a bit of chocolate syrup…a trick I learned from a friend and fellow Shamrock Shake addict last year. Either way, you can’t go wrong with this tasty treat. Have a wonderful St. Patrick’s Day this weekend!
Slightly adapted from here. Makes 2 shakes.
- 3 cups vanilla bean ice cream
- 1 1/2 cups milk (I used 2%)
- 1/2 tsp mint extract
- Green food coloring, if desired
In a blender or food processor, combine all of the ingredients. Blend until smooth. Divide between two glasses, and enjoy!