If you are in the mood for something sweet, cold, and delicious, this copycat shamrock shake is exactly what you need. You can make this shake at home in less time and for a lot less money than hitting up the drive-thru.
Gather up the luck of the Irish (and some ingredients) to make this easy milkshake recipe. Give me 5 minutes and you’ll be sippin’ on something sweet.
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Quick Peppermint Milkshake Recipe
Here at Ruffles and Rain Boots, I love a tasty milkshake – it brings back memories of cooling down in the Texas heat with a “bigger than I need” drinkable bit of ice cream.
This copycat recipe is perfect for a peppermint quick-fix or a St. Patrick’s Day dessert idea. It comes together in minutes and has simple ingredients – nothing you’ll need to order or hunt down!
Let’s grab the blender, some ice cream, and a few other simple ingredients to get started.
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Tips for Making a Copycat Shamrock Shake
- Put the milkshake glass in the freezer while you are making your copycat creation. This keeps it from melting so quickly.
- Younger palettes might be best with a reduced amount of peppermint flavor. Some describe it as “spicy.”
- To make it easier to dip into the ice cream, run the ice cream scooper or spoon under hot water for a few seconds. You can also let the carton sit on the counter for a few minutes until it is softened up.
- Stop blending the shake after about a minute and give it a stir. This will help to determine the consistency and how much longer it needs to be blended.
- Paper straws are SO much fun and can really make things more festive or fit a party vibe. I like these paper straws because they don’t disintegrate quickly.
Ingredients for a Shamrock Shake
After reading this ingredient list, are you smelling the peppermint? I don’t know what it is about that particular scent, but when I read the word, I’m flooded with the spicy notes.
- Vanilla Ice Cream
- Heavy Cream
- Peppermint Extract
- Green Food Coloring
- Whipped Cream
- Maraschino cherries (optional)
- Sprinkles (optional)
Every step for this recipe is detailed below so it’s easy to follow. Keep this page open while you are creating your copycat shake. If you would rather have a printable recipe, just scroll down and select the print button.
Add the ice cream to the blender.
Add the heavy cream on top.
Measure out and add in the peppermint extract.
Add in the green food coloring, pour it into the chilled glass. Garnish with whipped cream, sprinkles, and a cherry on top.
Notes for Making Your Copycat Milkshake
- Don’t skimp on the liquid in your Shamrock Milkshake. You may be tempted to use milk instead of cream, but you won’t get that thick and creamy texture you love.
- Peppermint extract can be strong, so start out with a small amount and taste the mixture before adding more. I mean, there’s a delicious minty flavor and then there’s a MINTY flavor that will curl your toes!
- The next time you are at the store, look for the larger smoothie straws. They are perfect for sipping a deliciously thick shake.
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