With a Grateful Prayer and a Thankful Heart: Shamrock Milkshake

Saturday, March 6, 2010

Shamrock Milkshake

Similar to McDonald's Shamrock Shake, this version is not as thick, lighter in texture and flavor intensity. Very refreshing and enjoyable and you won't have to suck with all you might to get some through the straw to enjoy this minty milkshake.
After blending all of the ingredients together and pouring into glasses, I popped them into the freezer until nearly frozen, but still soft enough to stir with a spoon. Much better this way!

The McDonald's Shamrock Shake was first introduced in 1970. Shamrock Shakes were widely available across Canada and the United States until the early 1990s. They are still available at select American stores during the month of March. The Shamrock Shake typically appears in mid-February.
In 2008, McDonald's Canada brought back the Shamrock Shake for a limited time only starting on February 26. At that time, it had not been available in Canada for five years
(source: Wikipedia)
Here is the recipe I used:
Ingredients

  • 2 cups vanilla ice cream
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1/4 cup half and half (or just use milk)
  • 1/4 teaspoon mint extract (not peppermint)
  • 8 drops green food coloring
Directions

  1. Mix all ingredients on high speed until smooth.
  2. Stop blender, stir and blend again, if necessary, to combine
Below is another recipe I found and want to try. Sounds like it might be thicker:
Shamrock Shake

1 cup vanilla ice cream, slightly thawed
1/3 cup milk
2 tablespoons half-and-half
1/8 teaspoon mint extract
4 or 5 drops green food coloring
Jared & Abbey (taken about 2000) happily sporting their Shamrock Milkshake mustaches

14 comments:

Snippety Gibbet said...

I do so love shamrock shakes. I love the photos, too, of the kids with the green mustaches.

Colleen said...

I may just have to do this for St.Patricks day. The kids will get a kick out of it!

Mildred said...

I've never heard of these shakes down our way. Yours look and sound delicious and the pictures are precious. As always, a beautiful photographic display.

Julie Harward said...

YUM...looks so good to me! :D

Jan @ bobbypinsboardwalk said...

They look TOO good to drink. What a beautiful treat. I love the picture in your side board with you and your 7 grandbabies. They're adorable!

Maggie Ann said...

That does look good...and who doesn't like mint!

Personalized Sketches and Sentiments said...

Oh yummm! I absolutely love shakes, frappacinos, frozen smoothies, etc! Will need to try these ones!
Blessings & Aloha!
(and love the shamrock green "stashes" too cute!:o)

Ann said...

Can you believe I have never had a shamrock shake? Yours looks delicious. McDonald won't serve one that looks that good.

VanillaSeven said...

Vanilla Ice Cream is always my favorite flavor. Your shamrock is a new way to indulge in my favorite once again. Thanks! :)

Susan said...

Mmmmmm, those do sound very good, LDH, and they look lovely, too! Are you Irish? Sincerely, Susan from writingstraightfromtheheart.blogspot.com

Tara said...

Man those sounds yummy! Wish I had some mint, I would whip one up for myself.
Thanks for sharing.
Hugs,
Tara

crochet lady said...

Looks yummy. I like the green sugar around the glass, so fun.

daysease said...

Hi,I was directed here by Jan at snippetygibbet.blogspot.com....

You have a lovely family. And those finger print cookies look YUMMY!! and this Shamrock shake looks mouthwateringly scrumptuous.

As you have raised 4 children of your own and are observing the growth of your lovely grandchildren, you may also be interested in my family blog at http://perilloparodies.blogspot.com/ March has been a VERY busy month for me, especially with my third and fifth children.

Anyhow, Thank you for sharing... :-) Blessings.

(p.s. my papercutting blog has many faith based art... you can find that at http://daysease.blogspot.com/ )

Jennifer Sikora said...

We make milkshakes at our house all the time like these, but yours are gorgeous! Love the green sprinkles on the side of the cup.

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