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5 from 9 votes

Copycat Shamrock Shake

Incredibly easy homemade version of the classic McDonald's seasonal shake!
Prep Time5 mins
Total Time5 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: copycat recipe, mcdonalds copycat, mint milkshake, shamrock shake
Servings: 6 cups (approximately 50-51 oz)
Calories: 312kcal
Author: The Chunky Chef


  • 6 cups vanilla ice cream (1.5 quart container)
  • 1 1/2 cups whole milk
  • 3/4 tsp pure mint extract (you want mint - not peppermint)
  • 1/8 tsp green food coloring (approximately 10-15 drops of liquid food coloring)
  • whipped cream - for serving
  • green sanding or sparkling sugar - for serving
  • maraschino cherries - for serving


  • Add ice cream, milk, mint extract and food coloring to large blender. I ended up having to do mine in batches, but if you have a large and powerful blender you might be able to do it all at once.
  • Blend until smooth. Pour into serving glasses.
  • Top with whipped cream, green sugar and a cherry, if desired.


Calories: 312kcal | Carbohydrates: 34g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 17g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Cholesterol: 64mg | Sodium: 132mg | Potassium: 343mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 31g | Vitamin A: 655IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 238mg | Iron: 1mg