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Copycat Shamrock Shake Recipe

When you're craving McDonald's famous minty treat, here's how to make it right at home.

Around St. Patrick's Day. it's easy to run to McDonald's to get a shamrock shake. But what do you the rest of the year when McD's isn't selling their iconic green ice cream treat? Answer: Make a copycat shamrock shake at home, obviously…

Get the same taste of the real thing with this easy-to-make recipe, which follows our old-fashioned milkshake recipe, then adds a little something extra to give it that shamrock shake look and flavor that we all know. It's an indulgent treat, so make sure to save it for a special occasion! While you're at it, why not make a copycat Big Mac to pair?

Makes 1 serving

Ingredients

2 scoops vanilla ice cream
1/2 cup milk
1 drop peppermint extract
2 drops green food dye

How to Make It

  1. Add in the scoops of ice cream to a blender, then pour in the milk.
  2. Drop the extract and food dye into the blender.
  3. Cover and blend for 15 to 20 seconds.
  4. For a thicker shake, add more ice cream. For a thinner shake, add more milk.
  5. Serve with whipped cream.

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Kiersten Hickman
Kiersten Hickman is a senior editor at Eat This, Not That!, specializing in recipe development, food, and diet coverage. Read more