Copycat McDonald's Shamrock Shake



  • Ingredients:
    2 cups vanilla ice cream
    1 1/4 cups milk
    1/4 teaspoon mint extract (not peppermint)
    8 drops green food coloring

    Combine all ingredients in a blender and blend on high speed until smooth. Stop blender to stir with a spoon if necessary to help blend ice cream.

    Pour into two 12 ounce cups and serve with straw.



  • @gash - Hell yeah! Love those freak'n shakes.


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    It's that time of the year again...I'm guessing this is slightly better for you than the ingredients you get from McDonald's

    VANILLA REDUCED FAT ICE CREAM

    Ingredients: Milk, Sugar, Cream, Corn Syrup, Natural Flavor, Mono and Diglycerides, Cellulose Gum, Guar Gum, Carrageenan, Vitamin A Palmitate.
    Contains: MILK.

    SHAMROCK SHAKE SYRUP

    Ingredients: High Fructose Corn Syrup, Corn Syrup, Water, Sugar, Natural Flavor, Xanthan Gum, Citric Acid, Sodium Benzoate (Preservative), Yellow 5, Blue 1. May contain small amounts of other shake flavors served at the restaurant, including egg ingredients when Egg Nog Shakes are available.

    WHIPPED TOPPING

    Ingredients: Cream, Nonfat Milk, Corn Syrup, Sugar, High Fructose Corn Syrup, Contains 1% or Less: Mono-And Diglycerides, Carrageenan, Polysorbate 80, Beta Carotene (Color), Natural and Artificial Flavor, Mixed Tocopherols (Vitamin E) to Protect Flavor. Whipping Propellant (Nitrous Oxide).
    Contains: MILK.

    MARASCHINO CHERRY

    Ingredients: Cherries, Water, Corn Syrup, High Fructose Corn Syrup, Sugar, Malic Acid, Citric Acid, Natural and Artificial Flavors, Sodium Benzoate and Potassium Sorbate (Preservatives), Red 40, Sulfur Dioxide as Preservative (Contains Sulfites).

    GREEN SUGAR CRYSTALS

    Ingredients: Sugar, Yellow 5 Lake, Confectioners Glaze, Blue 1 Lake, Carnauba Wax.

    Source: https://www.mcdonalds.com/us/en-us/product/shamrock-mccafe-shake-small.html



  • To replace the whipped topping, just get yourself a pint of heavy whipping cream from the dairy section. When you get home, pour some in a bowl and using beaters, whip it until nice soft peaks form. If you over do it, just keep going and you'll have yourself some homemade butter ;) Not joking, cream whipped past a nice whipped cream topping turns into unsalted butter :)