One would think that the McDonald’s Shamrock shake is the symbol of St Patrick’s Day. Why not forego the four-leaf clover and leprechaun? Everyone loves a good milk shake and this one is even better as it is laced with Irish cream. This is a fun way to indulge in having what has become an iconic St. Paddy’s treat. However, this one is for adults only!
* Optional note: Feel free to use Creme de Menthe or straight whiskey to taste in lieu of the Irish Cream. And, if you want the traditional shake sans the alcohol, than skip the irish cream…
If you are interested in reading a little history of McDonald’s Shamrock Shake, The Shamrock Shake’s (artificially) colorful history is rather entertaining.
1 pint good vanilla ice cream
3/4-1 c milk
1/4 c Irish Cream (we used Brendan’s)
1/4 tsp mint extract
5-8 drops green food coloring
whipping cream (optional)
Pour all the ingredients into a blender. Blend until smooth. Add more ice cream for a thicker consistency and for a thinner shake, add more Irish Cream and milk. Needless to say, the mint extract and food coloring can be tweaked as well for desired taste and color. Pour in a clear glass to showcase the green beauty. Top with whipped cream (optional).