Recipe: Homemade Shamrock Shakes


Happy St Patrick’s Day!  :)

Who DOESN’T love McDonald’s Shamrock Shakes?  They’re delicious.  However, you can easily make them at home!!  ENJOY!


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


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


57 Responses to Recipe: Homemade Shamrock Shakes

  1. Jeannie says:

    Yum, yum, yum!!!

  2. Lisa says:

    Looks delicious, my kids would love these!
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  3. Nicole says:

    Ahhh, I LOVE Shamrock Shakes!!!! This would be fantastic!!!

    I popped over from the Sundae Scoop! =)
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  4. Michelle says:

    gonna have to try this! I love me some Shamrock Shakes!

  5. Oh Boy! I am definitely going to make these:) Lynn
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  6. Michelle says:

    Hi, Jess. I have a confession. I've never had a shamrock shake! Sounds refreshing though. Thank you for coming by and linking with See Ya in the Gumbo this week.
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  7. Jeanette says:

    I've never had McDonald shake, but yours looks yummy!

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  8. Oh I do love Shamrock Shakes! Thanks for sharing at Show Me Your Plaid Monday's!
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  9. YUMMY!!!
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  10. Kristina says:

    OH my heck..we bought these last night! I love them! Please share this recipe @ Tell Me Tuesdays today!
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  11. Hey Jess! Thanks so much for sharing this recipe on this week's Monday Motherload! I'll be sharing it today with my Twitter peeps ;)
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  12. Michiko says:

    Sounds delish! Thanks for sharing!

  13. Marilyn says:

    I LOVE shamrock shakes…my all time favorite! Thanks so much for sharing this recipe!

    I'd love for you to share this at my March Madness Party.

    Happy Hump Day!


  14. Becca says:

    This looks and sounds delish! :)

  15. My piano student was just telling me I should get the recipe for Shamrock Shakes :) Now I have it. So delicious!! We are starting a link up party on Thursdays (today:), and we would love for you to join us with this post and/or any others you would like to include. We are at Hope to see you there!!

  16. Allyson says:

    I bet these are better than a certain fast food chains :-) I would love for you to come by and link this or another project/recipe at my brand new link party!! Hope to see you!

  17. I have to admit… I've never had one of the Shamrock Shakes but I am sure they are so good!

    Thanks for linking up to this week's Catch a Glimpse Party. I'll be featuring this tomorrow. :)

  18. Trinity says:

    This looks delicious. I haven't made this kind of smoothie lately. I've been doing the green smoothies for health. I'll have to make one similar to this one as a treat. I found your blog through a blog hop. I'm enjoying the visit.

  19. Missy Trimble says:

    Love your site! Found your blog through Sincerely, Paula. Really having a good time exploring. Great job!!

  20. Katie says:

    These sound awesome!

    I would love if you would share on Inspired Weekends-

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  21. Oh yum! Those Mcdonald's ones are delicious so I'm definitely going to have to try this!
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  22. Paula says:

    Looks wonderful! New follower. Thanks for linking up to Saturday Dishes ~ Paula

  23. Tammy says:

    Just stopping by to let you know you have been featured at Thanks for sharing!

  24. Allyson says:

    Thank you for stopping by Domestic Superhero Sharing Thursdays to share this! I really love it!

  25. Sarah says:

    We love this! Thanks for joining our party! We featured you in our favorites post: All Things Thursday Favorites!
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  26. Christine says:


    Thanks for sharing this at The DIY Dreamer.. From Dream To Reality! Can't wait to see what you link up tomorrow evening :)
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  27. I have to confess that I've never had a Shamrock Shake…but they sound so good! Thanks for sharing at Pinworthy Projects.
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  28. Robin says:

    I love shamrock shakes! Thank you for linking up at Fluster's Creative Muster.

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  29. This is a must try! Pinned it to my "" board on Pinterest! Thanks so much for linking up to my Show Off Your Shell Party!
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  30. Linda says:

    Thanks for sharing, Plucky. Have a good week. Linda
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  31. Marilyn says:

    I'm so glad you shared this at March Madness….it's a GREAT recipe!

  32. Christa says:

    Love this idea. We might try making them this year. I'm going to be mentioning this on my blog this Thursday. You can check it out here:
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  33. I featured you today on Made in a Day for my St. Patrick's Day Round-up!
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  35. Pamela says:

    This looks so good! I will be making this yummy shake! Thanks for linking up at Heavenly Treats Sunday Link Party, your dessert is being featured tomorrow, make sure to come over an get your feature button!
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  36. Ali says:

    Thank you so much for linking this recipe up at Recipe Sharing Monday! The new link party is up and I'd love to see you back. Have a great week. :)
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