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People search far and wide for this shake…but it can easily be made at home.

Move over, McDonald’s. It ain’t that hard to make your own Shamrock Shake at home…and these ingredients are readily available, not just for “A Limited Time Only.”

The first time I ever had a Shamrock Shake was years and years ago…I can’t remember how old I was, but I do remember my mom and I saying, “What is this?” When you have it for the first time, it is hard to pinpoint the exact flavor, it is just good. Oddly enough, once you figure out the ingredients it’s dangerously simple to make at home.

With the cherry on top, it’s really almost a Christmas Shake…

Although not an exact replica of the classic Shamrock Shake, this baby is still good. For me, homemade milkshakes HAVE to be made with some ice. It’s just better that way, and my mom doesn’t lie.


Shamrock Shake

Serves 1


  • 3-4 big scoops of good vanilla ice cream
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 4 ice cubes
  • 1/2 tsp. mint extract
  • 5 drops green food coloring
  • whipped cream and maraschino cherries, for garnish
  1. Add first five ingredients to a blender and blend until thick and smooth. If shake is too thin, add a bit more ice cream. If it’s too thick, add a small splash of milk or another ice cube.
  2. Pour in a glass, add whipped cream and maraschino cherries to the top. Enjoy, and be happy you didn’t sit in the drive thru.