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Homemade McDonald's Shamrock Shake Recipe

Hack a Minty McDonald's Shamrock Shake

Every year to celebrate St. Patrick's Day, McDonald's releases its beloved Shamrock Shake, a bright green vanilla-mint milkshake. We think we've found a suitable hack, thanks to CopyKat. Watch the video to see how easy it is to re-create the shake at home, and then print out the recipe for later.

Vanilla-Mint Milkshake

From Copy Kat

Vanilla-Mint Milkshake


  1. 2 cups vanilla bean ice cream
    1/4 cup half-and-half
    5 drops peppermint extract
    5-6 drops green food coloring
    Whipped cream, for topping
    1 maraschino cherry, optional


  1. In a blender, combine ice cream, half-and-half, peppermint extract, and food coloring, and blend for 30 seconds.
  2. Pour into a tall glass, top with whipped cream, and garnish with a cherry.

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