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Copycat McDonald’s Shamrock Shake

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Copycat McDonald’s Shamrock Shake Recipe

copycat mcdonald's shamrock shake

St. Patrick’s day is just around the corner and to celebrate, why not try this Copycat McDonald’s Shamrock Shake recipe! Ice cream, with a cool minty flavor and a cherry on top…I’ll have that any day! You can make this shake up quickly with just five ingredients, or four if you don’t put the whipped cream on top. But who are we kidding?? Just in case you missed it, we shared our Easy Lucky Charms Cupcakes recipe yesterday. So if you’re looking for a fun treat for the “all about green” day, check those out too. Ready for the steps to make this delicious, creamy shake? Get your blender out because here we go!

Copycat McDonald's Shamrock Shake

Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Course Dessert
Servings 1 -2


  • 1 pint of vanilla ice cream
  • 1/2 cup of half and half
  • 5 drops of mint extract
  • 4 drops of green food coloring
  • whipped cream and cherries optional


  • Combine the ice cream, half and half, mint extract and food coloring in a blender and puree for 30 seconds to 1 minute.
  • Pour shake into glass and optionally top with whipped cream and cherries.
  • Serve immediately.

 copycat mcdonald's shamrock shake

Making your own shakes are probably some of the easiest recipes ever and this Copycat McDonald’s Shamrock Shake will not disappoint! With the temperature getting well into the 100s here in Texas over the summer, we will be making lots of shakes and smoothies. So be sure to check back with us often to see all of those recipes too. In fact, I have a great smoothie recipe I’m going to go ahead and share for tomorrow. It’s quick and easy, just like I like it. In the meantime, you can browse through all of our amazing recipes HERE!

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