McDonald's Shamrock Shake

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"This is a copycat recipe of those delicious Shamrock Shakes that we all eagerly await for their annual return to the McDonald's menu every spring so we all can celebrate St. Patrick's Day with a sweet treat. But having the recipe means you no longer have to wait for spring to roll around again. Now you can enjoy these fabulous minty shakes anytime, all year long."

Original recipe yields 2 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (433 g)
  • Calories 301.9
  • Total Fat - 11.6 g
  • Saturated Fat - 6.9 g
  • Cholesterol - 42.5 mg
  • Sodium - 198.6 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 43.4 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 3.1 g
  • Sugars - 38.6 g
  • Protein - 8.1 g
  • Calcium - 252.3 mg
  • Iron - 3.4 mg
  • Vitamin C - 5.5 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.1 mg

Step 1

Combine the ice cream, milk, extract and food coloring in a blender, and blend on High speed for several seconds or until smooth but still a thickened consistency.

Step 2

Divide the mixture among two (12-oz) parfait glasses. Add a generous dollop of whipped cream on top and garnish with a maraschino cherry. And if desired, sprinkle a generous pinch of green sugar sprinkles on top. Add a straw to each glass, and serve immediately.

Tips & Variations

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