An easy Shamrock Shake copycat recipe for St. Patrick’s Day.

An easy Shamrock Shake copycat recipe for St. Patrick's Day.

You know that McDonald’s Shamrock Shake that the whole internet goes nuts for every St. Patrick’s day?? Well, I decided that it was finally time that I made one! …and actually try one, for that matter.

That’s right. I’ve never ever had a Shamrock Shake until this year. We took the kids to McDonald’s for $1 sundaes a few weeks ago, and my husband ordered a shake. Which I drank. Two thumbs way up!! It’s the perfect blend of creamy vanilla and sweet peppermint. All with a ton of whip and a cherry on top– just the way I like my desserts.

An easy Shamrock Shake copycat recipe for St. Patrick's Day.

This recipe is perfect for a fun family night on St. Patrick’s day! Or curling up in bed with a Netflix marathon any time of year. You pick 😉.

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Shamrock Shake Copycat

McDonald’s famous Shamrock Shake made right at home!

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  • 2 cups vanilla ice cream, softened
  • 3/4 cup whole milk
  • 5-8 drops green food coloring
  • 1/4 tsp peppermint extract (NOT mint extract)
  • whipped cream and cherry to garnish


  1. Blend together the ice cream, milk, food coloring, and peppermint extract.
  2. Pour into a cup and garnish with whipped cream and a cherry. Serve immediately.
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Be sure to also check out our round up of 40 Shamrock Desserts!

Ashton • Keaton • Mia

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Ashton and Keaton began blogging together in 2016 as a passion project. Both siblings are lovers of food, family gatherings, and entrepreneurial pursuits, which made starting a food blog together a no-brainer.