Copycat McDonald's Shamrock Shake

For a most decadent milk shake that can and should be enjoyed year round, you must check this one out. Minty deliciousness in every sip, enjoy!
Course Beverage, Dessert, Snack
Cuisine American, Irish
Keyword Copycat McDonald's Shamrock Shake, Mint Ice Cream, Shake, Shamrock Shake, St. Patrick's Day
Prep Time 5 minutes
Servings 1
Author Pam


  • 2 1/2 cups vanilla ice cream
  • 1/4 to 1/2 cup half and half or whole milk, more if needed
  • 1/4 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/4 to 1/2 tsp peppermint extract
  • 5 to 8 drops green food coloring, start with 5
  • whipped topping or whipped cream
  • green sprinkles/jimmies, you can save to use for Easter
  • drizzled chocolate syrup and crunched up Oreos, this is what makes it like the McFlurry, or leave out and keep it like the original Shamrock Shake
  • 1 or 2 maraschino cherry for top


  1. 1.Combine all ingredients except toppings in a blender and blend on high for about 30 seconds.

    2.Stop, use a spatula to scrape down sides if necessary. Blend again for just a few seconds.

    3.Pour into glasses. Top with whipped cream and garnish. That’s it! Enjoy!!