Copycat Shamrock Shake Recipe

Shamrock Shake

5 from 14 reviews

A quick and easy creamy vanilla mint Shamrock Shake topped with whipped cream, maraschino cherries, and sprinkles. Skip the drive-thru and make your own copycat Mcdonald’s shamrock shake. 


  • 2 cups vanilla ice cream
  • 3/41 cup whole milk
  • ½ teaspoon mint extract
  • 810 drops green food coloring
  • Whipped cream, cherries, and sprinkles


  1. Mix the ice cream, 3/4 cup milk, mint extract, and green food coloring in a blender just until smooth. For a thinner consistency, add 1/4 cup more milk. 
  2. Pour into glasses and garnish with whipped cream, cherries, and sprinkles. 


  • Green food coloring or green gel food coloring is optional, However, without the green color, the shake will be the color of vanilla ice cream with mint flavor.
  • Use mint extract, as peppermint can be overpowering in this recipe.
  • For a smoother, creamier shake, use whole milk.
  • Blend just until combined.
  • If the shake is too thick, add a little more milk in very small increments until desired consistency.
  • If the shake is too thin, add a little ice cream in small increments until desired consistency.
  • For a boozy alcohol shake, add a little whiskey, crème de menthe, Irish cream, or vanilla vodka.

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