Shamrock Shake Recipe

Jump to Recipe

This post may contain affiliate links. Please read our disclosure policy.

This copycat McDonald’s shamrock shake recipe is so creamy and rich. It has the perfect amount of minty flavor and comes together in only six minutes.

Green shamrock shake in a glass topped with whipped cream and a cherry on the side.

I love when the Shamrock Shake comes to McDonald’s around St. Patrick’s day. I’m a huge fan of mint chip ice cream so this is right up my alley. Making this homemade version is so easy, quick and tasty. It’s a fun treat to make for this green holiday.

Ingredients for easy shamrock shake recipe

For this recipe you will need:

Vanilla ice cream – This is where the creaminess comes in. A good brand of vanilla ice cream will enhance the flavor.

Mint extract– The mint extract is where the minty flavor comes from. I love using it in other baked good as well.

Green food coloring – The green food coloring makes the shake the perfect shade of green.

Milk – The milk mixed with the ice cream makes it, well, a milkshake haha.

Faqs and Tips for this recipe

A great addition to the shamrock shake is to add crushed Oreos after pouring into your glass. Just crush up the Oreos using some saran wrap or parchment paper. I use a heavy rolling pin to crush them up.

Adding baileys in place of the milk will make a great mint flavored boozy shake. Just drink responsibly.

Want to save this recipe?
Just enter your email and get it sent to your inbox! Plus you’ll get new recipes from us every week!
Please enable JavaScript in your browser to complete this form.
Green shamrock shake in a glass topped with whipped cream and a cherry on the side.

Shamrock Shake Recipe

By August DeWindt
This festive milkshake is creamy with the perfect amount of minty flavor.
Prep: 1 minute
Cook: 5 minutes
Servings: 2


  • 1 pint vanilla ice cream
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1/2 tsp mint extract
  • 8 drops green food coloring, liquid
  • whipped cream for topping


  • Put all the ingredients together in a blender.
  • Blend until smooth and green.
  • Transfer to a glass, top with whipped cream and enjoy!



Calories: 566kcal | Carbohydrates: 62g | Protein: 12g | Fat: 30g | Saturated Fat: 18g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 119mg | Sodium: 236mg | Potassium: 655mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 56g | Vitamin A: 1194IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 453mg | Iron: 0.2mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Author: August DeWindt
Prep Time: 1 minute
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 2
Calories: 566
Keyword: milkshake, Quick and easy
Like this recipe? Leave a comment below!

About August DeWindt

Welcome to There’s Food at Home! I’m so glad you are here on my little corner of the internet. Here you will find easy to follow, mainly small batch recipes with accessible ingredients.

Leave a comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Recipe Rating