It occurred to Miss Frugal last weekend that we were going to be in New York not long after St Patricks day so she spend a good 15 minutes excitedly Googling and trying to find out if the Shamrock Shake will still be selling in McDonalds at that point. We’re still none the wiser to be honest but when she was searching online, she came across our very own copycat recipe from a few years ago in the search results so she decided to give up on the Googling and just make her own version.
Seeing as it’s almost St Patricks Day, I thought I’d re-share the original post for you guys too in case you’re in urgent need of a Shamrock Shake of your own (I suspect not but you never know :-))
The Cheat’s Version of a Shamrock Shake (from May 2015 originally)….
Until about half an hour I’d never even heard of a Shamrock Shake let alone tasted one but Miss Frugal assures me that the concoction she’s just made would taste exactly like the famous McDonald’s Shamrock Shake if we had ever had the pleasure.
Cheat’s Version of a Shamrock Shake
2 cups vanilla ice cream
1 1/4 cups milk
1/4 teaspoon of mint extract (we just used peppermint which was perfect)
Green food colouring – anywhere from 6 drops up depending on how green you want it
Optional: a handful of ice cube (only if you have a blender that will blend ice easily)
We stuck to the US cups measurement when we made ours as it seemed easier than converting and making a giant ice cream mess which we would have done if we’d had to weigh it.
All we did was put everything in the blender and mixed until it was thick and green although look at the mess Miss Frugal managed to make just by doing that! 😉
The finished result was delicious and if that’s what a Shamrock Shake tastes like then I wish we had them over here! If it’s not what a Shamrock Shake tastes like then it should be!
(PS – I do think it should be greener but we didn’t want to add more food colouring than necessary so ours is a lime kind of colour. You can go as green as you like in your Shamrock Shake.)
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