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Shamrock Shake Recipe

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No need to hit the Drive Thru when the craving for a Shamrock Shake hits! I have a copycat recipe that I think is even better than the famous version we all crave when spring hits.

This Shamrock Shake Recipe has become a springtime staple at my house. After you sample it, I am sure you will be making these at home instead of driving to the nearest golden arches to get the flavor you crave!

saint patricks day mint green shake recipe

This Shamrock Shake looks a lot prettier than the famous fast food version. Poured into a favorite glass and topped with whipped cream and sprinkles,  this is one festive treat you might have a hard time resisting.

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Specialty Ingredients:

The following ingredients are affiliate links on Amazon because they may be a bit hard to find in your normal store.  I wanted you to be able to see exactly which things we are using.

Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream

Green Gel Food Coloring

Chocolate Mints 

Saint Patrick’s Day Sprinkles – there are so many options that I thought it would be best for me to gather some for you to see.

Reminder, not all ingredients in the Shamrock Shake Recipe are linked above, just the ones that may be a bit difficult to find or that you might be unsure of what to look for.

easy at home Shamrock Shake recipe

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Tall Glass

You may serve it for St. Patrick’s day or as a way to welcome spring, but the results are so yummy that this green shake is bound to become one of your most requested shake recipes.

Make it a Meal:

Main Dish: Serve this satisfying Irish Potato Soup for a filling and festive St. Patrick’s Day dinner.

Vegetable Side: Find several Healthy Brussels Sprouts recipes to compliment this meal.

Starch Side: Irish Soda Bread is a natural go to for any St. Patrick’s Day meal.

Don’t forget Dessert: Irish Potato Candy isn’t just for the winter holidays, it pairs perfectly as a dessert for a themed meal.

copycat Shamrock Shake recipe

Are shakes considered a dessert?

To many, shakes bring to mind summer picnics and family gatherings, but whether or not they are considered a dessert can be hotly contested.

On one hand, shakes can be made with all sorts of flavors to tantalize the taste buds and fit perfectly as a sweet treat at the end of a meal.

On the other hand, shakes are often thick and creamy, mirroring milkshakes that typically have more ingredients than those found in traditional desserts.

It ultimately comes down to personal preference regarding how each categorizes shakes – some will deem them a dessert while others won’t.

What are good shake toppings?

Shake toppings can take a mundane shake and turn it into something special. Topping choices range from traditional peanuts, cherries, and sprinkles to creatively crafted concoctions filled with crunchy ingredients.

Refreshing fruits like banana slices and pineapple chunks provide a flavor boost for each heavenly bite.

Plant-based options such as granola, chia seeds, and hemp hearts offer a nutty and nutritious topping for an extra powerful protein punch.

Of course, no shake would be complete without the perfect swirl of smooth chocolate or aged strawberry sauce poured over the top.

Whether you’re in the mood for something simple or feeling adventurous with something elaborate, there are plenty of good shake toppings to explore!

Best Ice Cream Recipes

Once you make this Shamrock Shake recipe the kids will be craving more. I have some of my best ice cream dessert recipes right here to keep you scooping up sweet treats. There is nothing quite as sweet as ice cream for dessert!

Homemade Strawberry Ice Cream

Tropical No Churn Ice Cream

Tie Dye No Churn Ice Cream

make a shamrock shake at home

More Milkshake Recipes: 

Carrot Milkshakes

Coffee Banana Tofu Shakes

make a shamrock shake at home

Shamrock Shake Recipe

Yield: 1

No need to hit the Drive Thru when the craving for a Shamrock Shake hits! I have a copycat recipe that I think is even better than the famous version we all crave when spring hits.


  • 3-4 large scoops of mint chocolate chip ice cream
  • 1 cup milk
  • 2-3 drops green gel food coloring
  • Whipped cream for topping
  • Chocolate mints for topping (or sprinkles!)


  1. Add ice cream, milk, and food coloring to your favorite blender and mix well.
  2. Pour into a tall glass and top with whipped cream and chocolate mints or sprinkles.
  3. Enjoy!
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 1 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 491Total Fat: 25gSaturated Fat: 15gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 9gCholesterol: 83mgSodium: 239mgCarbohydrates: 54gFiber: 1gSugar: 37gProtein: 14g

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Miz Helen

Monday 18th of March 2019

Your Shamrock Shake will be a perfect shake for the party! Thanks so much for sharing your post with us for our special St. Patrick's Day Full Plate Thursday! Have a great week and come back soon. Miz Helen


Friday 15th of March 2019

You know, I've never had a shamrock shake before!! These look delicious! Thanks for celebrating the Fiesta with us! :) Happy you joined in! Enjoy your weekend!

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