Minty & Marvelous! Shamrock Shake Recipe – copycat



  • 2 cups good vanilla ice cream or frozen yogurt
  • 1 1/4 cups milk (We use 2%)
  • 1/4 – 1/2  teaspoon mint extract
  • 8 drops green food coloring (optional)
  • Whipped Cream (optional)


Blend ingredients in a blender until smooth. When adding the mint extract, start with 1/4 teaspoon and add more to your liking. We like ours a little strong but not punch you in the face with mint strong! Pour into cups and top with whipped cream.
Makes 2 – 4 servings


Shamrock Shake! Copycat Recipe!


An Adult Twist: Omit the mint extract from the recipe, and replace it with 1 – 2 shots of peppermint schnapps! Yummmmy! ?


Last St. Patricks day the hubby and I decided to stop and get a “real” one from Mcd’s while we were out and about. I was not impressed. I think they changed their recipe somehow. The mint flavor was so strong it was over powering. And there was green streaks all through out. Maybe we got a bad batch, I am not sure. But, I will stick to making them at home the way we all love. At least this way I know exactly what’s going in it, and can make it as strong or as weak as we like.