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Simple Shamrock Shake Recipe

Skip the drive through and grab your blender. Whip up a tasty treat with this simple Shamrock shake Recipe!

Simple shamrock shake

Shamrock Shakes are one of the best parts about St Patricks Day! Some restaurants in carry them as a seasonal treat, but you don’t have to wait any more! You can make your own with this simple Copycat Shamrock Shakes Recipe! Dare I say, these are even better when you make your own at home.

What does it taste like?

If you love Peppermint and Ice Cream this is for you! A Shamrock Shake is a peppermint flavored milkshake. Nothing too fancy, but if you are craving one, this recipe is a must!

How to Make a Shamrock Shake

Shake Recipe Steps

It doesn’t get much simpler than this recipe! In your blender, scoop in 2 cups of vanilla ice cream, pour in the milk or cream, mint extract, and green food coloring, then give it all a whirl. Pour your shake into a tall glass and top with whipped cream, cherry, and even sprinkles.

Shamrock Shake with Cherry on top

Vegan Shamrock Shake Idea

You can make a Dairy Free/Vegan Shamrock Shake with just a couple quick substitutions! Use a dairy free vanilla ice cream. They are now readily available at most grocery stores, or you can try this easy recipe for Coconut Vanilla Ice Cream.

Also, use a full fat coconut milk in place of the regular milk. You can use other kinds, but the full fat coconut milk gives the best results.

Adult Shamrock Shake

Vegan Shamrock Shake in Glass

If you are looking to mix things up a bit, there are rumblings online of how delicious an adult Shamrock Shake is. I have seen other add everything from Irish Creme to Vanilla Vodka. Apparently there really isn’t a wrong way. Just add a 1/2 to 1 shot of your favorite and it will be delicious.

Shamrock Shake

Skip the drive through and grab your blender. Whip up a tasty treat with this simple Shamrock shake Recipe!
Print Recipe
Prep Time:5 minutes
Total Time:5 minutes



  • 2 cups Vanilla Ice Cream
  • 1 cup Milk - or for thicker shake use Half-and-Half or Cream
  • 6-8 drops of Green Food Coloring
  • 1/8 tsp teaspoon Mint Extract depending on taste


  • Place all ingredients in blender and blend until smooth
  • Pour into tall glass
  • Top with whipped cream, cherry or sprinkles, if desired
  • Serve immediately

Vegan/Dairy Free

  • Substitute dairy free vanilla ice cream and full fat coconut milk or other dairy free milk.


Calories: 348kcal | Carbohydrates: 37g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 18g | Saturated Fat: 11g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 70mg | Sodium: 158mg | Potassium: 424mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 34g | Vitamin A: 753IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 307mg | Iron: 1mg
Servings: 2 Servings
Calories: 348kcal
Author: Amanda Carlisle

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