How to Make a Shamrock Milkshake

The Shamrock milkshake is a vibrantly green and delightfully minty dessert that comes out of hiding each March in celebration of St. Patty's day. Making this festive dessert is quite simple and definitely worth it, so you'll be able to begin celebrating in no time.

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Things You'll Need

  • 1/4 cup + 3 tbs whole milk

  • 4 scoops vanilla bean ice cream

  • 1/2 tsp peppermint extract

  • 8-10 drops green food coloring

  • Whipped cream, optional garnish

  • Green sprinkles, optional garnish

  • 1 maraschino cherry, optional garnish

  • Blender

  • 1 milkshake glass

Step 1

Add the milk, vanilla bean ice cream, peppermint extract and food coloring into a blender.

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Step 2

Blend everything together until smooth.

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If a thinner milkshake is desired, just add an additional 1-2 tbs of milk.

Step 3

Pour into a milkshake glass and top with whipped cream, green sprinkles and a cherry. Enjoy immediately!

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