Homemade Shamrock Shakes

Make Shamrock Shakes at home! Only a few ingredients are necessary and they are probably already in your kitchen. A great addition to your St. Patrick's Day festivities!

I remember two things about St. Patrick's Day from my youth: 1. wearing green to avoid being pinched at school, and 2. Shamrock Shakes. A few weeks ago I said to my boys, "Oooo! It's Shamrock Shake season!" and they looked at me like I had antlers. I could not BELIEVE I hadn't yet introduced them to the good ol' delicious green shake of the Irish. Except, I'm pretty sure they don't originate from Ireland. Another YUMMY manufactured American recipe.

If you watch my video through to the end, you'll see just how much my cuties loved our homemade Shamrock Shakes. They were a festive hit! And super duper easy to make. Like, done in the blink of a cute-little-boy eye.

For more festive Saint Patrick's Day recipes, check out my Mint Chocolate Chip Cheesecake and Corned Beef and Cabbage Soup!

Homemade Shamrock Shakes

Make Shamrock Shakes at home with a few simple ingredients!

Contributed by Megan Porta from pipandebby.com.

Published Mar 11, 2017

Serves: 2

Total time: 10 min



  • 3-4 large scoops vanilla ice cream (~2 cups)
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon mint extract
  • A few drops green food coloring
  • Whipped cream and chocolate syrup, for topping
  1. In a blender, combine ice cream, milk, mint extract and food coloring. Puree until creamy. Divide between two glasses and top with whipped cream and chocolate!