Homemade Shamrock Shakes

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Shamrock shakes are a St.Patrick’s Day tradition in our house. It used to be a drive-thru tradition where we’d hit those golden arches and order a round of shakes for all. But, for the past few years, every time we’ve tried to pick up our favorite treat, they’re sold out. And nothing makes me poutier than missing out on my favorite shamrock shake!

So I started experimenting with making homemade shamrock shakes a cuple of years ago. I was so surprised with how well they came out and how easy it was to duplicate the flavor. Our homemade shakes may not be the real deal, but they definitely come close enough that no one minds.

In previous years, I’ve made the shakes with vanilla ice cream, milk and mint extract. (These are obviously not green, but you can add some green food dye if you want an almost identical replica.)

As if that wasn’t easy enough, I decided to make things even easier this year.

Homemade Shamrock Shakes

Prep Time5 minutes
Total Time5 minutes
Course: Dessert
Keyword: Shamrock Shake


  • 1 1-2 cup mint chocolate chip ice cream
  • 1/4 – 3/4  cup milk, depending on how thick or thin you like your shakes


  • Add everything to a blender and process until desired consistency.


Seriously, it couldn’t get an easier and I actually feel like a cheater for claiming that is a “recipe.”
But, the taste is fantastic and the price can’t be beat. We had 6 large shakes for less than $3.50. That’s almost the cost of one shake at that other place!

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