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Just like your restaurant favorite this Shamrock Shake Recipe is absolutely delicious, creamy and full of flavor. An easy copycat treat you can make at home.

Two Shamrock Shake Recipes topped with whipped cream and a cherry.

I’m a huge fan of the Shamrock Shake, but sometimes I don’t want to go out to the restaurant or pay the money when that craving calls.

So I do what I do best and make a copycat, and this Shamrock Shake Recipe tastes just like the one you would get from McDonald’s! Maybe even better.

Shakes are one of my favorite indulgences so we absolutely cannot get enough of this. While they have theirs around only a certain time of the year, we want this all year long.

So that is why this Shamrock Shake Recipe is such a lifesaver because I’m always craving this one! It is so flavorful and it is just so easy to whip up, you will want to make it all the time!

If you are a fan of mint, ice cream, and well shakes in general then this recipe is just the one that you will want to add to your recipe box.

Some of my other favorite copycat recipes that we have on our site include: Alice Springs Chicken, Pineapple Upside Down Cheesecake, Grilled Chicken Tenderloins.

Overhead of two Shamrock Shake Recipe with toppings.

WHY THIS RECIPE WORKS:

  • Easy and minimal ingredients help this come together quickly.
  • These are ready in 10 minutes or less.
  • You can double this recipe to serve more people.

INGREDIENTS NEEDED (FULL RECIPE BELOW):

Heavy whipping cream
Powdered sugar
Vanilla ice cream
Whole milk
Peppermint extract
Green food coloring
Maraschino cherries for garnish
Sprinkles for garnish, optional

Ingredients needed to make a Shamrock Shake Recipe.

HOW TO MAKE A SHAMROCK SHAKE RECIPE:

  1. In a medium-sized bowl, whip the heavy cream with the powdered sugar until you get stiff peaks. You can do this by hand or with an electric hand mixer, set aside.
  2. Place the ice cream, milk, peppermint extract, green food coloring, and half of the whipped cream into a blender. Blend until smooth. Taste, add more food coloring to achieve your desired color if necessary. Add more peppermint extract to taste if needed. Blend again to combine if you added anything.
  3. Pour the milkshake into glasses. Top with the remaining whipped cream, maraschino cherries, and sprinkles if using. Serve immediately. 

Step by step photos on how to make a Shamrock Shake Recipe.

DO I HAVE TO MAKE MY OWN WHIPPED CREAM?

While we find that this really does taste the best, you can absolutely use store-bought whipped cream like Cool Whip or Reddi Wip as well to use in this recipe.

CAN I DOUBLE THIS? 

Absolutely, these go fast and this recipe makes 2 shakes so I highly encourage doubling this recipe especially if you have multiple people in your household who want to have one!

I DON’T HAVE A BLENDER, WHAT CAN I USE?

If you don’t own a blender do not worry! This can be made in a food processor or even with an immersion blender as well. 

We have tried both methods and they work perfectly well, so a blender is not necessary but a great kitchen appliance to have on hand.

Close up of one Shamrock Shake overhead.

HOW TO STORE:

This is best eaten fresh as it melts, but if you are making a larger batch you can place it in a freezer bag and in the freezer for a few days and then let defrost slightly in the refrigerator until it is pourable.

TIPS AND TRICKS:

  • Start out with a smaller amount of extract before adding more and adjust to taste, different brands we find have different potency.
  • You can use gel or liquid food coloring for this recipe, use as much to achieve your desired color.
  • The toppings are optional, but highly recommended.
  • The addition of the whipped cream into the shake itself is really what gives it the best flavor.
  • Store-bought whipped cream will work for this recipe, see my tips above.
  • This can easily be doubled.

Hand holding up one Shamrock Shake Recipe.

If you are looking for that perfect copycat recipe that is creamy, flavorful, and easy then you absolutely need to make my Shamrock Shake Recipe!

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5 from 12 votes

Shamrock Shake Recipe

Author Dana at ThisSillyGirlsKitchen.com
Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 0 minutes
Total: 10 minutes
Just like your restaurant favorite this Shamrock Shake Recipe is absolutely delicious, creamy and full of flavor. An easy copycat treat you can make at home.
Servings 2

Ingredients
  

Instructions

  • In a medium-sized bowl, whip the heavy cream with the powdered sugar until you get stiff peaks. You can do this by hand or with an electric hand mixer, set aside.
  • Place the ice cream, milk, peppermint extract, green food coloring, and half of the whipped cream into a blender. Blend until smooth. Taste, add more food coloring to achieve your desired color if necessary. Add more peppermint extract to taste if needed. Blend again to combine if you added anything.
  • Pour the milkshake into glasses. Top with the remaining whipped cream, maraschino cherries, and sprinkles if using. Serve immediately.

Notes

  1. Start out with a smaller amount of extract before adding more and adjust to taste, different brands we find have different potency.
  2. You can use gel or liquid food coloring for this recipe, use as much to achieve your desired color.
  3. The toppings are optional, but highly recommended.
  4. The addition of the whipped cream into the shake itself is really what give it the best flavor.
  5. Store-bought whipped cream will work for this recipe, see my tips above.
  6. This can easily be doubled.

Nutrition

Calories: 1307kcal | Carbohydrates: 67g | Protein: 13g | Fat: 111g | Saturated Fat: 69g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 4g | Monounsaturated Fat: 32g | Cholesterol: 417mg | Sodium: 267mg | Potassium: 629mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 56g | Vitamin A: 4398IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 454mg | Iron: 1mg
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Course Dessert
Cuisine American

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2 Comments

  1. 5 stars
    How much store bought cool whip do i need? 2cups?

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