At home Shamrock Shake

make your own shamrock shake -

Why wait for Mickey D’s shamrock shake to pop up once a year, when you can make your own at home for cheap!

To make the cute paper shamrock shake stir stick, all you need is a heart shaped craft punch, green glitter paper and a wooden skewer. Just punch out three to six little paper hearts and make a stem using scissors. With glue dots, just stick them onto the wood skewer, you can make this double sided with six hearts too if you’d like.

This would make for a fun after school snack on St. Patrick’s Day.

Here’s the recipe:

Shamrock Shake
3 cups vanilla ice cream
1 cup whole milk
¼ teaspoon peppermint extract
10 drops green food coloring

OR…you can skip the recipe above and just to buy your favorite Mint Chocolate Chip Ice cream and mix it up with milk. Then you wouldn’t have to mess with food coloring at all. Either way you decide to go, you can’t go wrong. Don’t forget to top it with whipped cream (you know…from a can), if you want it to be just like the shamrock shake from McDonalds.

Looking for more St. Patrick’s Day ideas? I think you’ll love these:

make a shamrock “SHAZAMrock ring
St. Patrick’s Day muddy buddies with a free printable
make a leprechaun trap

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  1. 1
    Melissa says:

    Yum. I’ll have to try that!

  2. 2
    Tiburon says:

    Why is everyone in Bloggerville torturing me with yummy food posts today?

    That sounds sooooo good right now!

  3. 3

    st. patty’s always gets the shaft from me and i need to make it right–so i will make the shake! yumyum

  4. 4
    Juliana says:

    Super cute!

    Thanks for inspiring me to not let yet another St. Patrick’s Day slip into oblivion. :)

  5. 5
    Christina says:

    Yum- sounds like the perfect St. Patrick’s Day treat!

  6. 6

    Yummy…I love mint chocolate chip shakes..I will “go green” for sure :)

  7. 7

    Icky, icky mint flavor. How about lime sherbet and sprite? Sound better? YES!
    Sorry, but leprechauns like fruity not mint.

  8. 8

    Mint is the best! I have a weakness for shakes…Yum!!!

  9. 9
    Lisa Cannon says:

    I love mint and that shake looks divine. I must try it with the kiddos!

  10. 10
    Lisa Cannon says:

    Thanks for sharing your adoption profile! You guys are so cute!!

  11. 11
    100 Percent Cottam says:

    the best part is that it turns your poop green! yeeehaw!

    thanks for the recipe. i will need to be making that soon.

  12. 12
    The Gatherum Family says:

    I love St. Paddy’s Day! It’s my grandpa’s b-day, so we’ve always celebrated it! I love mint things too, have to try the shake, thanks for the recipe!

  13. 13
    J Glazier says:

    Great Idea we can’t wait to make it for St. Patty’s :)

  14. 14

    thanks for the b-day wishes, kami!

  15. 15

    the mint chip would actually turn the shake a bit brownish, mostly because of the chips, but still a much easier way than using the food coloring! I LOVE ice cream,I mean really LOVE IT! I’m totally making a green shake for St. Patty’s day.

  16. 16

    ‘m so consumed with St. Patty’s day that I am afraid I’ll forget Easter this year.
    I’m with your mom, I like lime sherbet and sprite. I’ll have to be festive for my kiddos.

  17. 17

    MMM… Looks like it was MINT to be! :)
    I’m green with envy! :)
    That shake (sham)ROCKS! :)

  18. 18

    Mmmmm! I love mint shakes! And I’ve been eating a lot of ice cream these days…

  19. 19
    Hassingers says:

    Looks yummy!! The pictures of the J. twins are so cute. You did a great job. Thanks for the fun night!! :)

  20. 20
    Holly O. says:

    Can you believe I don’t think I’ve ever had a shamrock shake? I didn’t realize it was just mint!! Nerd Holly. And I too dig your song of the week. Excellent choice!

  21. 21
    Laurie Turk says:

    So simple and cute! I wouldn't have thought of that but it's the perfect little accessory to a glass.

    You ROCK!

  22. 22
    Last Minute Mel says:

    Love the shamrock stirrer stick – very clever!

  23. 23
    Laurel {Make and Takes} says:

    Yum, thanks! We're featuring all things GREEN this week on the M&T Spotlight and I'd love for you to submit this.

  24. 24
    Allison @ Alli 'n Son says:

    Shamrock shakes are one of my favorite things this time of the year. Yum!

    I'm hosting a weekly link up, Sweet Tooth Friday, and I'd love to have you share your recipe.

  25. 25

    great idea. These would work great with a shamrock shake!


  26. 26

    I love this! I'd love for you to link up at Inspire Me Mondays @ Singing Three Little Birds.

  27. 27 says:

    I LOVE this! Come on ova' and link up to WHASSUP!!! xoxokara


  28. 28

    Yum!! Shamrock Shakes are delicious, and I love having an option to make it at home!

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