Friday, March 16, 2012

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Copycat Recipe for McDonald's Shamrock Shake

McDonalds Shamrock Shake
I love Shamrock Shakes
McDonald's is only offering it's Shamrock Shake until March 25th. 
This recipe will satisfy your Shamrock Shake cravings until next year. I'm going to make them tonight when we build a trap to catch the leprechaun.  

McDonald's Shamrock Shake Copycat Recipe 
(makes 1 giant shake, or 2 generously sized shakes, or 4 leprechaun sized shakes) 

3 cups good quality vanilla ice cream 
1 3/4 cups 1% milk 
1/2 teaspoon peppermint extract 
Green food coloring, if desired 

Top with whip cream and a cherry,  if desired  

Blend all ingredients in a blender until completely thick and smooth. Pour into glasses and serve!  

This recipe can be modified to accommodate Organic, Low-Fat, Sugar-Free, and other dietary restrictions. 

Original recipe source shamrock-shake-copycat-recipe 

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  1. Thanks for the recipe!! New follower thru BHE! To follow me, here's my link :)

  2. Bummer, I thought McDonalds Shamrock Shakes would at least be available until February! I'll definitely try this recipe next time I'm craving one.

  3. This is golden - I never thought about making these at home and I can make it low fat, too!

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  5. The recipe is so simple, huh! Thanks! It's a nice treat any time of year actually.

  6. stopping by from the Alexa blog hop and left a review on there.

    1. thank you, how strange I don't see it on there

  7. I *love* Shamrock Shakes! So do my daughters. I think I'm going to use some crème de menthe in mine, though, instead of the peppermint extract! An "Adult" Shamrock Shake! LOL! ;)

  8. OMGosh I will have to try it. I have never tried the McDonald's one but I know I would love this!!!

  9. Thank you for sharing! We will definitely have to try this out. I think I am also going to add some chocolate chunks or chips in too :)

  10. Thanks for this! My hubby loooooves Mc D's shakes! Can't wait to try this on him!

  11. Well this just looks dee-licious!! I'm stumbling it for you! :-)
    Smiles, Jenn

  12. Now THAT's my kind of recipe!!!! Yum Yum Yum!!!! =)

  13. Looks great! Thanks for the recipe!

  14. This looks delicious! I love it!!

  15. I've never tried the Shamrock shake, but your version sounds delicious!

  16. Do you think creme de minthe syrup would work instead of the peppermint?