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Homemade Shamrock Shake

This is a partnered post with DairyPure. As always all thoughts and opinions are my own.

It’s that time of year, y’all — Shamrock Shake time. This year I decided to forego the fast food version of this limited time delicacy and I created my own at home. My Homemade Shamrock Shake has the same great flavor and I didn’t even have to change out of my pajamas to get it!

Skip the fast food version of this limited time delicacy and enjoy this Homemade Shamrock Shake without the need to leave your home.

In five minutes and with just a few key ingredients you can enjoy a Homemade Shamrock Shake without ever leaving your kitchen! How’s that for convenience?

Homemade Shamrock Shake

Homemade Shamrock Shake
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Recipe type: Dessert
Serves: 2
  • 3 cups vanilla bean ice cream
  • 1 cup whole DairyPure milk
  • ¼ cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1 teaspoon peppermint extract
  • 10 drops green food coloring
  • whipped cream
  • 2 maraschino cherries
  1. In a blender, combine vanilla bean ice cream, DairyPure milk, heavy whipping cream, peppermint extract and food coloring. Pulse until smooth, about 30 - 45 seconds.
  2. Pour into two mugs, top with whipped cream and maraschino cherry.

Like most of us, I like to know what goes in to the food I eat. Over the years I’ve changed the way my family eats considerably. We still have a ways to go, but we are much better off than we were even a few years ago. So although I love the Shamrock Shake, I’m not a fan of everything that goes into it. While this Homemade Shamrock Shake recipe isn’t perfect and could use some more improvements, namely the food coloring, it’s better than the fast food version, that’s for sure.

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I used DairyPure Whole Milk in this recipe because it is the only milk backed by an exclusive Five-Point Purity Promise. This promise means that DairyPure milk contains no artificial growth hormones, is tested for antibiotics, is continually tested to ensure purity, comes from cows fed a healthy diet, and is cold shipped from a trusted dairy.

Love McDonald's Shamrock Shake? Try this cheaper Homemade Shamrock Shake that you can make right in your own kitchen.

What that means for the consumer is a pure, fresh, and delicious milk from farm to fridge.

DairyPure milk is available in the dairy case at grocery stores nationwide in whole, 2% reduced fat, 1% low fat, and skim/fat free milks. For recipes, local retailers, and to learn more about DairyPure’s exclusive Five-Point Purity Promise, visit dairypure.com.

Love McDonald's Shamrock Shake? Try this cheaper Homemade Shamrock Shake that you can make right in your own kitchen.

What’s your take on the Shamrock Shake? Love it or hate it?

About Crystal

Crystal Reagan, the owner and founder of SimplyBeingMommy.com lives in Small Town, Texas with her husband and 3 children. Crystal and her website have been featured on local and national news stations including Channel 2 Houston and ABC News. She has also appeared on BetterTV as a Mommy Expert for VTech.


  1. 1
    Amy Desrosiers says:

    Yummy! This looks like a tasty treat that I am sure my kiddos would love!!

  2. 2
    Jeni Hawkins says:

    This shake looks delicious and so fun. I am gonna have to make this!

  3. 3

    I love making my own shakes. They taste so much better than the ones you get at certain restaurant chains. This sure looks delicious.

  4. 4

    You know, i am a total shake girl and this one seems amazing. I love it and will be trying it very soon. Thanks for sharing

  5. 5

    Yum! I do want to make some of these for my family this year. This actually seems pretty easy too!

  6. 6

    I will have to get the ingredients I need to make this on the weekend. We love Shamrock shakes but they are only available for such a short time. It will be nice to be able to make them at home.

  7. 7

    I need to try this out soon. I love shamrock shakes. They taste great. My husband and oldest daughter love mint flavor, so I’m sure they’ll love these too.

  8. 8

    These look SO good! Very easy to make and looks smooth! I can’t wait to try this!

  9. 9

    Looks pretty heavenly! I haven’t actually had the McD’s Shamrock Shake before! I’ve been seeing it all over the internet. I need to jump on board!

  10. 10

    Oh, I love it! I love shakes of all kinds, and I really want to try my hand at this homemade shamrock shake. I think my son will love it too!

  11. 11
    Neely Moldovan says:

    Oh man its been YEARS since I’ve had a shamrock shake! Maybe we will try one at home this year!

  12. 12
    Susan Mary Malone says:

    Oh, my goodness, this looks luscious! And what a cute St. Paddy’s Day tradition 🙂

  13. 13

    My take on this shake? LOVE it. When I first saw the picture, I thought there would be some kind of green vegetable added to give that nice color. I think peppermint was a great choice.

  14. 14

    My Mom just loves those shakes, she has for years. This is super easy to make, she will love it!

  15. 15

    This looks so yummy! I am so going to make this for the kiddies!

  16. 16
    CourtneyLynne says:

    Omg can we say yum?!?! This shake looks absolutely amazing! I just give it a try

  17. 17

    Oh man! I have everything already except the heavy whipping cream and whipped cream! Love these shakes!

  18. 18

    Awesome! This looks so delicious and easy to make. I have to save this recipe.

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