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Chocolate Mint Milkshake (Shamrock Shake Copycat)

Did you know you make your own Shamrock shake at home? This simple recipe for a mint milkshake will have you skipping the fast food line and enjoying this tasty treat all year long! For more recipes like this see my St Patrick’s Day page.

Chocolate Mint Milkshake (Shamrock Shake Copycat)

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Every year when March rolls around, McDonald’s releases their signature green shake to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day. The Shamrock Shake is an iconic seasonal treat that has been around since its debut in 1970.

Did you know the original shake was made with lemon lime sherbet, vanilla ice cream and green food coloring? Then they changed it to vanilla ice cream shake with green food dye in 1973. They added the mint flavored syrup in 1983 making it a mint milkshake!

The great thing is you don’t have to wait until February or March to enjoy this delicious treat! It is so simple to just make it at home with a just a few ingredients. We added a drizzle of chocolate syrup to the glass for added flavor. You can leave that part out if you want the taste of the original fast food favorite.

You can also use mint chocolate chip ice cream instead of the vanilla ice cream and mint extract. Make it an adult cocktail version of this milkshake by adding your favorite spirits to the mix! See my suggestions below.

Can I Make this a Spiked Mint Milkshake?

Yes! To make a festive alcohol version of your shake, add 2-4 oz.’s of your favorite liquor.

  • Bailey’s Irish Cream
  • Creme de Menthe
  • Vodka: Vanilla Bean flavored
  • Bourbon
  • Rum
  • Kahlua

Chocolate Mint Milkshake

INGREDIENTS

  • 2 scoops vanilla ice cream
  • ¼ cup milk
  • ¼ tsp mint extract
  • 4 drops green food coloring
  • chocolate syrup
  • whipped cream
  • green sprinkles
  • maraschino cherry (optional)
how to make a shamrock shake

INSTRUCTIONS

  • Add the ice cream, milk, mint extract, and green food coloring to a blender and blend on high speed until creamy.
chocolate drizzle in glass
  • Drizzle chocolate syrup on an inside of a glass.
  • Pour the ice cream mixture into the glass.
  • Top with whipped cream, green sugar topping, a maraschino cherry and serve.

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Chocolate Mint Milkshake Copycat Shamrock Shake

Yummy recreation of the St. Patrick's Day fast food favorite. Drizzled with chocolate syrup for the perfect chocolate mint flavor!
Kim Purvis
Servings: 1 person
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Calories: 313

Ingredients

  • 2 scoops vanilla ice cream
  • ¼ cup milk
  • ¼ tsp mint extract
  • 4 drops green food coloring
  • chocolate syrup
  • whipped cream
  • green sugar topping
  • maraschino cherry

Instructions

  • Add the ice cream, milk, mint extract, and green food coloring to a blender and blend on high speed until creamy.
  • Drizzle chocolate syrup on an inside of a glass.
  • Pour the ice cream mixture into the glass.
  • Top with whipped cream, green sugar topping, a maraschino cherry and serve.

NOTES

OTHER FLAVOR OPTIONS:
  • Use mint chocolate chip ice cream in place of the mint extract and vanilla ice cream. 

Nutrition

Serving: 1shake | Calories: 313kcal | Carbohydrates: 34g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 16g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 65mg | Sodium: 129mg | Potassium: 356mg | Sugar: 31g | Calcium: 244mg | Iron: 0.1mg

The nutrition info provided is only an estimate. See my nutrition disclaimer for more info on how the data is collected for recipes.

RECCOMENDED EQUIPMENT

1 Blender
1 chilled tall glass
COURSE :Dessert
CUISINE :American
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This mint chocolate shake is an all-around great treat! It has a unique flavor that’s both sweet and refreshing. Plus, you can customize the recipe with different syrups or ice cream flavors to make different varieties. Enjoy!

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