St. Patty’s Day Shake

st. patty's day shake

Eeh gads! I looked at the calorie content of a McDonald’s Shamrock Shake recently and just about passed out! 580-895 calories, and oh how I love those things! I had a hankering with the great Irish Holiday coming up but just couldn’t bring myself to indulge that much, so I whipped this up instead and it hit the spot!

My favorite way to eat/drink the ones from McDonald’s is half Shamrock shake half Chocolate shake and a small fry. So I added a little chocolate syrup to this one (skipped the fries) and had a really healthy (just kidding) shake that tasted very similar…


St. Patty's Day Shake

Yield: 1 shake


1 1/2 cups low fat vanilla ice cream
3/4 cup skim milk
1/4 teaspoon peppermint extract
4 drops green food coloring
Whipped topping out of the can for the top
green sprinkles


In a blender, add the ice cream, milk, peppermint extract and food coloring and mix until smooth-you made need to add a little more milk if it is too thick.

Pour into a tall glass, top with whipped topping and sprinkle with green sprinkles

PS: Mine doesn't look so green because I added about 1 tablespoon of Hershey's syrup to it

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5 Responses to “St. Patty’s Day Shake”

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    Jessi — March 24, 2014 @ 9:47 pm

    I am going to have to try this! The only thing that has kept me from consuming 50 Shamrock shakes by now is the calorie content. I have a love/hate relationship with the calorie display on the menu. 🙂

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