McDonald’s Shamrock Shake Recipe

It doesn’t need to be St. Patrick’s Day for you to enjoy a McDonald’s Shamrock Shake, but since we’re just weeks away from the holiday, I figured I’d share this festive recipe with you guys. In just a few minutes, you can whip up the classic Shamrock Shake at home with this copycat recipe! So even when McDonald’s decides to take the limited-time treat off their menu for the season, you can still enjoy it all throughout the year.

Copycat McDonald’s Shamrock Shake Recipe

Serves Prep Time Cook Time Total Time
1 5 min NA 5 min


  • 3 scoops vanilla ice cream
  • 1/4 cup heavy cream
  • 1/2 tsp mint extract
  • drops green food coloring
  • Whipped topping
  • Maraschino cherry


  1. Add vanilla ice cream, heavy cream, mint extract, and food coloring into a blender. Mix for about 30 seconds or until the mixture is smooth and a solid green color.
  2. Pour the shake into a cup and top with whipped cream and a maraschino cherry.


Nutrition Facts
Servings: 1
Amount per serving
Calories 459
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 32.8g 42%
Saturated Fat 21.6g 108%
Cholesterol 124mg 41%
Sodium 140mg 6%
Total Carbohydrate 36.6g 13%
Dietary Fiber 0g 0%
Total Sugars 26.4g
Protein 4.6g
Vitamin D 16mcg 78%
Calcium 50mg 4%
Iron 0mg 0%
Potassium 67mg 1%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet.2,000 calorie a day is used for general nutrition advice.

Shamrock Shake Recipe


  • McDonald’s came out with a new spin on the Shamrock Shake this year – the Oreo Shamrock McFlurry! To replicate it, add crushed up Oreo cookies to your shake (it’s the ultimate combo).
  • You can use peppermint extract as a substitute, but you’ll notice a difference in flavor versus using mint extract.
  • If your Shamrock Shake is too water, you can add a ice cubes to it – a few it shouldn’t dilute the flavor. If it’s too thick, on the other hand, you can add a bit of milk.
  • Some people like to add chocolate syrup and sprinkles on top of the whipped cream. Have fun with it!
  • For more popular copycat fast food, check out our Wendy’s Chili Recipe.

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