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A mint Shamrock shake finished off with a swirl of whipped cream sprinkles and a cherry.

Shamrock Shake

This shamrock shake recipe is a copy of the McDonald's favorite! It's a mix of ice cream, milk and mint, all blended to creamy perfection.
Course Drink
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 1 minute
Total Time 6 minutes
Servings 2
Calories 330kcal
Author Sara Welch


  • 2 cups vanilla ice cream
  • 3/4 cup whole milk
  • 10 drops green food coloring
  • 1/4 teaspoon mint extract
  • whipped cream, sprinkles and maraschino cherries for serving


  • Place the ice cream, milk, food coloring and mint extract in a blender.
  • Blend until smooth.
  • Pour into two glasses. Top with whipped cream, sprinkles and cherries, then serve.


  1. It's best to use mint extract for this recipe rather than the more common peppermint extract. 
  2. Use whole milk in this shake for the creamiest result. 
  3. I use 10 drops of green food coloring to get a very vibrant green color. If you're using a gel food coloring rather than the liquid, you'll need 3-4 drops to achieve the same result. If your green coloring is a little too blue, try adding a couple of drops of yellow food coloring.


Calories: 330kcal | Carbohydrates: 35g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 17g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Cholesterol: 67mg | Sodium: 144mg | Potassium: 383mg | Sugar: 32g | Vitamin A: 705IU | Vitamin C: 0.8mg | Calcium: 272mg | Iron: 0.1mg