McDonald's Shamrock Shake
You'll only need four ingredients to re-create the flavors of McDonald's annual St. Patrick's Day shake. The two ingredients that make this holiday shake special are the mint extract and green food coloring. Make sure your extract says "mint" and not "peppermint". And if you don't care to have shakes that are green like the real ones, you can forego the food coloring.
Try my McDonald's Shamrock Shake recipe below, and get my recipe for McDonald's Oreo Shamrock McFlurry here.
Source: Top Secret Recipes: Sodas, Smoothies, Spirits & Shakes by Todd Wilbur.
Update 3/14/17: For a thicker, mintier shake, add only 1 cup of milk. If your blender can't mix it up, add 1/4 cup of milk at a time until it blends. Also, the new Shamrock Shakes have whipped cream and a cherry on top.
- 2 cups vanilla ice cream
- 1 1/4 cups low-fat milk
- 1/4 teaspoon mint extract (not peppermint)
- 8 drops green food coloring
1. Combine all the ingredients in a blender and blend on high speed until smooth. Stop the blender to stir with a spoon if necessary to help blend the ice cream.
2. Pour into two 12-ounce cups and serve each with a straw.
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