I have always loved Shamrock Shakes. Once I had kids, I was really excited to introduce them to one of my favorite seasonal treats. But I will frequently drive past McDonalds in December or June and longingly think of the cold, minty milkshake. So I determined to make my own – available year-round!
What you need:
For the milkshakes:
- 6 c. vanilla ice cream
- 1 1/2 c. milk, preferably whole
- 1 t. peppermint extract
- 15 drops green food coloring
For the optional topping:
- 1 c. heavy whipping cream
- 1 T. powdered sugar
- green sanding sugar or jimmies sprinkles
- glasses and straws
- stand mixer
- measuring cups and spoons
Time: 10-15 minutes.
Freezeable: Yes…though then you will have shamrock ice cream!
Multiplying the recipe: Make separate batches – I haven’t met a blender large enough to hold 12 cups of ice cream!
How to Make Your Own Mint Milkshakes:
To make the milkshakes: Combine all the milkshake ingredients in the blender and blend until evenly distributed. Pour into glasses and add a straw.
To make the optional toppings: Combine the whipping cream and sugar in the bowl of a stand mixer and whip on medium-high speed until peaks start to form. Dollop on top of each milkshake, and top with sprinkles.