Joe's Shamrock Shake Recipe -
Joe's Shamrock Shake Recipe
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Joe's Shamrock Shake

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"A homemade version of the perennial McDonald's favorite!"

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Original recipe makes 2 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    5 mins

    5 mins


  1. Place the ice cream, milk, food coloring, and peppermint extract into a blender. Puree until smooth; pour into glasses to serve.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Mar 18, 2012

I added half the amount of milk called for--we wanted a thicker shake. The kids and I shared this between us. We thought this was very good, I'll make this again. NOTE: I used Turkey Hill vanilla bean ice cream and PURE peppermint extract.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Mar 18, 2010

This shake was pretty good, but a little heavy on the peppermint extract. It was a little strong. The consistency was much thinner than most milk shakes, which made it easy to drink through a straw. This recipe makes two huge servings; I split it between me, my husband, and our 8 yr old, and it was the perfect amount for us.

Mar 25, 2011

OK check it is my version: 4-5 large scoops vanilla ice cream, 1/3 to 1/2 cup milk, 1/2 tsp vanilla, 1/4 tsp mint (not peppermint-i always associate peppermint with pinks and reds.......not greens!) extract and 6-7 drops of green food coloring. Blend it up real good and voila! I think its a pretty close match to McDonalds shamrock shake but hey...who am I??? lol

Mar 15, 2010

I loved this milkshake next time I would not ad as much mint.

Mar 18, 2011

I made this for the kids and tasted it. It's been a long time since I've had a Shamrock shake, but it tastes pretty similar to what I remember. I topped the kids' with a dollop of Cool Whip and some mini chocolate chips. They loved it!

Sep 12, 2011

I cut back on the milk to 1/2 Cup for one serving so it wouldn't be too liquidy. I added the green coloring and I thought this made a very tasty shake! Make sure you are conservative with the mint. You can always add more, but you can't take it back if you use too much. :)

Jun 07, 2011

Very good! Kids loved it and SO much cheaper than buying seven shamrock shakes from McDs

Mar 18, 2012

Yummy! I used a little less milk than called for (plus it was skim milk, not 2%), but otherwise followed the recipe. Since it was 85 here on St. Patrick's Day it hit the spot! Thanks :)


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  • Calories
  • 225 kcal
  • 11%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 24.2 g
  • 8%
  • Cholesterol
  • 44 mg
  • 15%
  • Fat
  • 10.9 g
  • 17%
  • Fiber
  • 0.5 g
  • 2%
  • Protein
  • 8.3 g
  • 17%
  • Sodium
  • 128 mg
  • 5%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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