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
- 3 scoops vanilla ice cream
- 1/4 cup heavy cream
- 1/2 tsp mint extract
- 5 drops green food coloring
- Whipped topping
- Maraschino cherry
- 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.
- Pour the shake into a cup and top with whipped cream and a maraschino cherry.
|Amount per serving
|% Daily Value*
|Total Fat 32.8g
|Saturated Fat 21.6g
|Total Carbohydrate 36.6g
|Dietary Fiber 0g
|Total Sugars 26.4g
|Vitamin D 16mcg
|*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.
- 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 and Starbucks Pink Drink Recipe.