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.

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. :)

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!

Jun 07, 2011

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

Feb 23, 2012

All we can say is McDonald's move over, we are making our own Shamrock shakes all year long. So delicious!


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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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