If you’re looking for a delicious and simple St. Patrick’s Day dessert, you’re going to love these easy to make St. Patrick’s Day Shamrock Shakes. They are packed full of flavor and the lucky color, green!
We love treats in our house but even more, than eating fun treats, we love making ones that go right along with fun holidays as well. While cakes and cookies are just fine, we’re pretty much obsessed with this delicious St. Patrick’s Day Shamrock Shake. Not only does it take minimal effort to make (yay!) but it also tastes perfect as well. Say so long to the ice cream drive-thru’s and make homemade treats instead.
Did I mention that this recipe only takes 4 ingredients as well? It literally can’t get any easier than this.
How do you make St Patrick’s Day fun for the family?
It is not necessary to spend a ton of money to have a festive St. Patrick’s Day with your family. Instead, enjoy making really fun St. Patrick’s Day crafts, or make festive green recipes at home like these:
- 23 St. Patrick’s Day Crafts for Adults – DIY Project Ideas for St. Paddy’s Day
- Irish Cream Chocolate Cupcakes Perfect for St. Patrick’s Day
- St. Patrick’s Day Banner – A DIY Decorative Homemade Bunting
What flavor is a Shamrock Shake?
The flavor has to match the color, right? This homemade Shamrock Shake is mint-flavored, and it’s so good! You could leave out the mint flavoring if you want to so then that would make it taste more like vanilla ice cream than anything else.
Can you use other flavors of ice cream in this St. Patrick’s Day shake recipe?
Sure, it’s your recipe! While this recipe calls for vanilla ice cream, you could totally use chocolate or even mint-flavored ice cream as well. It would be a fun family cooking experiment to make these easy ice cream shakes all different flavors and take a family vote on which one is the best.
What are some fun toppings you can add to these homemade shakes?
Toppings are the best part! You have your traditional whipped cream and sprinkles, but don’t overlook all the other great options. Crushed Oreos, coconut flakes, chocolate syrup, chocolate chips…all great options for delicious toppings, too! You can even add your very own cherry on the top as well.
Ingredients for St. Patrick’s Day Shamrock Shake
Just gather up the simple ingredients to get started!
- 2 cups Vanilla Ice Cream
- 1 cup Milk – or for thicker shake use Half-and-Half or Cream
- 6-8 drops of Green Food Coloring
- 1/8 – 1/4 teaspoon Mint Extract – depending on taste
How to make this homemade Shamrock Shake
Place all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth.
Pour into a tall glass.
Top with whipped cream, cherry or sprinkles, if desired.
See how simple and quick this recipe is? It doesn’t get much better than this! Enjoy every single bite!
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