Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Shamrock Shake

Nothing says Happy St. Patrick's Day like a cold, creamy Shamrock Shake!  If you want to skip McDonald's and just make them at home, here's a super yummy and super easy recipe.  I took the liberty of adding in Andes Mints because they are just awesome and do good things to this shake.  It you want to keep it true to the Micky D's version, leave out the Andes Mints.  And I have to apologize for the less than green coloring of this shake.  I just used my green food coloring a few days ago, so I know I have some.  It was no where to be found when it was shake making time though.  My attempt at mixing yellow and blue to make green wasn't that successful, as you can see.  Even without the vibrant green color, it still tastes amazing!  Go make yourself a yummy St. Patrick's Day treat and you'll be feeling pretty lucky!

6 cups vanilla ice cream
1 1/2 cups milk
1/2 cup Andes Mints pieces
1 1/4 tsp peppermint extract
15 drops green food coloring
whipped cream and green sprinkles to garnish

Put ice cream, milk, Andes Mints, peppermint extract and food coloring in blender.  You can add more or less mints, extract and food coloring according to your personal likes.  This amount is just about right for us though.  Mix until well blended.  Top with whipped cream and sprinkles.  Enjoy!

Source:  The Slow Roasted Italian

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