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green shake in a clear glass topped with whipped cream and a cherry.
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Copycat Shamrock Shake Recipe

A amazing mint milkshake that's super easy to make at home!
Prep Time15 minutes
Total Time15 minutes
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 312kcal
Author: Dorothy Kern
Cost: $5


  • 4 cups vanilla ice cream
  • 1-2 cups milk see note
  • ¾ teaspoon peppermint extract see note
  • 3-4 drops green food coloring
  • Whipped cream for garnish
  • Cherry for garnish
  • Honey and Green Sanding Sugar for garnish


  • If you wish to decorate your glass, place some honey on a plate and green sugar on another
  • plate. Dip the glass in the honey then the sugar to make it stick. Set aside.
  • Place ice cream, milk, extract, and food coloring in a blender. Blend until smooth.
  • Pour milkshake into glasses. Top with whipped cream and a cherry.


  • Taste test before pouring to see if you want to add more peppermint extract. It’s a
    strong flavor so you want to be sure it’s not overpowering. Start with 1/4 teaspoon and work up from there.
  • Start by adding less food coloring and add more as desired. I prefer regular food coloring for this – gel will need much less to get the desired color.
  • This recipe has been updated. The old recipe is a shamrock shake without ice cream. Here’s what you need to make it: 2 cups Almond Breeze Unsweetened Vanilla
    Almondmilk, 1 about 3.4 ounces box vanilla pudding mix (regular or sugar-free), 1/2
    teaspoon peppermint extract, 3 drops green food coloring, 2-3 cups ice. Blend until
    smooth and serve.


Serving: 1serving | Calories: 312kcal | Carbohydrates: 34g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 16g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 65mg | Sodium: 129mg | Potassium: 355mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 31g | Vitamin A: 655IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 244mg | Iron: 0.1mg