Copycat McDonald’s Shamrock Shake

You know how you sometimes just get cravings for something minty and indulgent? Other people get these right? Especially around St. Patrick’s Day when you know minty, green food is around every corner? It’s literally around every corner when you consider the positioning of most McDonald’s restaurants.

After having kids I decided I could no longer venture out each time I developed a longing for a Shamrock Shake though. I’d have two kids in tow and I’d have to share. (Side note: I’m not a good food sharer. I’m like Joey in Friends.)

Instead, I created a recipe that tastes just as good that we can make at home. I’ve decided that I like this recipe better and I like that I can control the portions for myself and the kids. Sometimes you just want a little minty, indulgence.

Check out the full, fast recipe below.

Servings: 2 large milkshake glasses, 4 or 5 kid-sized glasses


  • 6 scoops of your favorite vanilla ice cream
  • ½ teaspoon of Pure Mint Extract
  • ½ – ¾ cup milk(Use ½ cup for a thicker shake and ¾ to make it drinkable through a straw. We used 2% milk because that’s what we had in the refrigerator. However, skim/whole will also work.)
  • 7 drops of Green Food coloring
  • Whipped Cream
  • Cherries


1. Add six, small scoops of ice cream to your blender.

2. Add in milk and mint.

3. If your blender gets stuck, stop the blender and use a spoon or fork to remove the ice cream off the blades before blending again. Or, you can add a wee bit more milk.

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4. Pour into your favorite milkshake glass and enjoy!

As an extra treat chocolate chips are the perfect add for this milkshake. It makes it taste exactly like the most perfect mint, chocolate chip ice cream treat.

This is perfect for parties, St. Patrick’s Day and just because! I hope you enjoy it.

Happy eating, friends!


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  • Kindness in Demand February 28, 2017 04.05 pm

    Love how simple this recipe is. I’ve never had a Mcdonald’s milkshake, but yours looks delicious. My kids love drinks with fun colors, so I will definitely try this!

  • Mommy Engineering February 28, 2017 04.16 pm

    Wow this looks awesome! And its such a simple easy to make recipe! I love that! I’ll have to try this soon and let you know how it turns out!

  • Cassie February 28, 2017 04.27 pm

    This sounds so easy even I can make it!

  • Erin Campbell February 28, 2017 05.17 pm

    This looks so yummy! Yours looks way better than McDonald’s too!

  • Angela February 28, 2017 07.22 pm

    OOh, our family’s favorite! Thanks for this recipe!

  • Stefanie S February 28, 2017 07.22 pm

    Thanks for sharing this recipe! My family loves these!

  • robin masshole mommy February 28, 2017 08.14 pm

    So I guess I know what I am making this weekend. I am going to pick up the ingredients for this Friday and make it on Sat 🙂

  • Terri Steffes March 01, 2017 12.50 am

    The color is perfect! I love it. I am off sugar for the next 30 days, so I will have to wait to try it.

  • Marcie March 01, 2017 03.06 am

    Yummy! I love their Shamrock Shake and this sounds a lot more wholesome!

  • Trista March 01, 2017 03.25 am

    YUM! Now I need a “shamrock” shake… haha! I m guessing this is healthier than what they’re putting in their shakes at mcdonalds, too!

  • Debra March 01, 2017 05.03 am

    This is something that would be so fun to make on St. Patty’s day, we love it!

  • Amanda Love March 01, 2017 02.18 pm

    I love milkshakes but I’ve never tried this one in particular (I know!). It sounds awesome though and it would be nice to make it at home.

  • theclutterboxblog March 01, 2017 03.10 pm

    I’m not a food sharer either! Though I’m semi okay with sharing with my husband. I have never had a mcdonalds shamrock shake. You make me curious to go try one and then make it at home!

  • Vicky March 01, 2017 05.54 pm

    Would you believe I have never had a shamrock shake? This looks so good and easy to prepare. Can’t wait to make it!

  • Tereza (@cityscapebliss) March 01, 2017 07.14 pm

    I can’t believe the colour is just from food colouring?! It looks so nice! I’m definitely giving it a go, it looks like great fun for when friends are over:) x

  • Heather @ Country Life, City Wife March 01, 2017 11.40 pm

    I’m not a big mint person myself, but I will definitely have to show this to my stepdaughter and husband. I bet they’d enjoy making these together. 🙂

  • Krystal // The Krystal Diaries March 02, 2017 02.14 am

    I love a good milkshake but I’ve actually never tried a Shamrock shake.

  • Heather March 02, 2017 08.06 pm

    Yum! I would love this shake…all year long!

  • Kristeena March 02, 2017 10.35 pm

    This looks absolutely amazing! Totally craving it now 😉

  • Amber Starr March 03, 2017 07.58 pm

    Totally making this over the weekend! Might try it with vanilla froyo for a heathier option.

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