In any case, it's just safer for me not to have it in the house on more than a special occasion. We consider St. Patrick's Day a special occasion in our house (for more reasons than one) and with the Shamrock Shakes now being advertised and begged for when we go out, I figured why not bring it in. It's so simple it only takes 4 ingredients and food coloring to bring a great Shamrock Shake to life. Here's all you will need:
6 scoops vanilla ice cream
1 - 2 cups milk
Green food coloring
This made three 10oz. servings
(make as many servings as you need with 2 scoops per serving)
Put ice cream into blender and cover with milk depending on your preference of thickness. Add twice as many drops of vanilla extract as you do mint extract so the mint isn't overpowering.
(Honestly I didn't even measure and it still turned out great)
Add approximately 15 drops of green food coloring to get the desired color of green that you want.
Then watch how much the kids love them!
Both kid and husband approved, my husband said they were better than the actual shake he got from McDonald's earlier in the week. The difference is this is an actual milk shake - you'll notice they don't claim any part of milk in any of their shakes. You can also add whipped cream and a cherry on top to make it more like the take-out version - we kept it simple due to a malfunctioning whipped cream can..you can imagine our disappointment. We got the thumbs up at least!
Have you made your own version of this? Please feel free to share!