Similar to McDonald’s Shamrock Shake, this Shamrock milkshake version is not as thick, lighter in texture and flavor intensity. It is 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 St Patrick’s Day beverage.
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Simply blend all of the ingredients together and pour into glasses. Pop them into the freezer until nearly frozen, but still soft enough to stir with a spoon. So good!
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
- 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
- Mix all ingredients on high speed until smooth.
- 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:
- 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
How to rim a glass with sugar
If you want to make the milkshake look extra special pour it into a glass rimmed with colored sugar.
You’ll need to wet the lip of the glass with a liquid so the sugar has something to adhere to. Don’t go too far down the glass; about ¼” is perfect. Use water or another liquid like apple or grape juice.
Once you’ve wet the rim of your glass, set it upside-down in a shallow bowl or dish containing the dry ingredient. Make sure there’s enough to coat the entire rim of the glass. Wiggle the glass to cover the wet part of the glass completely. Turn the glass right-side up and pour in your milkshake. Be careful when filling the glass so you don’t get the shake hit the rimmed sugar.
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