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Copycat McDonald's Shamrock Shake

How to Make a Copycat McDonalds Shamrock Shake
How to Make a Copycat McDonalds Shamrock Shake
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You know you love it. It's the seasonal favorite that comes to a Mickey D's near you every spring. This video tutorial for How to Make Copycat McDonald's Shamrock Shake is brought to you by and If you love the wonderful, minty flavor of this classic shake, you'll be surprised at just how easy it is to make. Show off your copycat recipe skill by blending up this light and fresh treat in your kitchen today. All you'll need is five simple ingredients and a blender. Once you discover how easy it is to make your own Shamrock Shake, you'll never need to stop at McDonald's for one again. This light green shake is the perfect festive treat to get you in the mood to celebrate St. Patrick's Day.


Preparation Time10 min

Cooking MethodNo Bake


  • 3 cups vanilla ice cream
  • 1 1/2 cup 2% milk
  • 1/8 teaspoon mint or peppermint extract (we prefer peppermint)
  • 10 to 12 drops of green food coloring
  • whipped cream and cherry for garnish


  1. Mix the ingredients in a blender starting with the ice cream and following with the milk and mint extract.

  2. Stir the mixture and continue blending until it reaches desired consistency. 

  3. Pour into a glass. Top with whipped cream and a cherry on top.

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After working at McDonalds for 4 years, I can tell you that it is spearmint that used, not peppermint. ( Also, a friend is allergic to spearmint she had a very bad reaction to one.)

I love a good mint-y dessert, so this is definitely one recipe that I need to try. I can't wait to make it!

I've always enjoyed McDonalds' Shamrock Shake, though my preference runs more towards Cook Out and Sonic for good milkshakes. It's nice to have a good homemade version of it for those times of the year when I feel like having a mint shake. Instead of cherries, I'd rather top it with some chocolate shavings since mint and chocolate go together perfectly.

I love shamrock shakes and always seem to crave them when it's not shamrock shake season! I'm so happy to have found this recipe.

I spent 29 years of my life living a lie, up until the point I found out I could have shamrock shakes all year round and make them in like two seconds. The question I'm now asking myself self is, "Am I worthy?" Thank you for posting this. This is absolutely incredible.


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