Homemade Shamrock Shakes

Shamrock Shake

My milkshake brings all the boys to the yard…

Okay, so I had to. I really did.

Let me explain.

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Just a few weeks ago Kellis had a cooking special on the Cooking Channel. While she is a singer/rapper she is also a Cordon Bleu-trained chef. She even has herown lines of sauces. Anyway, she had this cooking show special and it was really fun to watch. Except she didn’t make any milkshakes! Okay, okay, I didn’t think she would actually make a milkshake!

But it did make me want to make a milkshake, as well as make this Farro Salad. And with St. Patrick’s Day fast approaching I just had to make a Shamrock Shake!!

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While it is quick to just go through the McDonald’s drive-thru for a Shamrock Shake, it is just as quick to make it at home! I swear!!

I always have a Shamrock Shake for breakfast on St Patrick’s Day but this year I might have to make it myself instead of heading for the drive-thru!

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Shamrock Shakes

Makes 2 16-oz shakes


  • 3 cups vanilla ice cream
  • 1 – 1 1/4 cup milk
  • 1/4 teaspoon mint extract (NOT peppermint)
  • green food coloring
  • garnish with whipped cream and 2 stem-less maraschino cherries


  1. Combine the ice cream, 1 1/4 cups milk, mint extract, and 10 drops of green food coloring in a blender and blend until combined. Add remaining 1/4 cup of milk if the shake is too thick. Use more mint flavor to the shake to reach desired minty flavor.
  2. Top each milkshake with whipped cream and a cherry before serving.

Inspired by Top Secret Recipes


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