It’s that time of year again. Shamrock Shakes have made their appearance at McDonald’s! I love a good Shamrock Shake. Or, I thought I did. For the last few years, I’ve been longing for a Shamrock Shake. The minty deliciousness I remembered from my childhood. But every year, I somehow manage to miss my window of opportunity. I eat at McDonald’s maybe once every 2 or 3 months, so I usually forget about the Shamrock Shakes until it’s too late.
A couple weeks ago, we happened to be driving 5 hours from Mississippi to Tennessee. There aren’t too many restaurant options in the middle of nowhere, so when lunch time rolled around, McDonald’s it was. I was slightly over exited when I saw the Shamrock Shake sign in the window. I may have jumped up and down a bit in glee.
Well, that glee was pretty short lived. After they handed over my neon green shake, I went to take that first magical sip and… yuck! I’m not sure what the shake tasted like. A combination of food dye and plastic? Definitely not mint. What a disappointment.
Since my craving for a delicious, minty shake was left unsatisfied, I decided I need to make a better version myself!
Homemade Shamrock Shakes
makes 2 small shakes
- 2 cups vanilla ice cream
- 1 cup milk
- 1/4 tsp peppermint extract
- few drops green food coloring
Combine all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth. Pour into glasses and enjoy!
The shakes were perfectly creamy and minty and 100 times better than the original!
OK Hopefully I’m in now. Miss you.
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