How to Make Your Own Mint Milkshakes

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:

mint milkshake ingredients

mint milkshake ingredients


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


  • blender
  • glasses and straws
  • stand mixer
  • measuring cups and spoons


Time: 10-15 minutes.

Freezeable: Yes…though then you will have shamrock ice cream!

Serves: 4-6.

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.

mint milkshakes

mint milkshakes

About Cooking for the Fam

Katie and Theresa are sisters-in-law who are passionate about food, passionate about family, and passionate about making and sharing food with their families. The Fam needs to eat. Make it good!
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