Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Homemade "Shamrock Shakes"

It is officially March, which means it is the season for minty ice cream goodness at a fast food restaurant near you.  We usually make a family trip for the shakes on St. Patrick's Day, but the restaurant was almost always out of them or the shake machine was down. Phooey. These are the easiest thing ever to make at home.

If you really want to take the easy route -- just get some Mint Chocolate Chip ice cream, add some milk and blend away!

Homemade Shamrock Shakes
Vanilla Ice Cream
Peppermint extract

For 2 shakes, use about 8-10 scoops of ice cream, 2/3 cup milk and a few drops of extract. The mint is STRONG so use less and add more. Blend it together in a blender. Add green food coloring if you want it to be green!

4 Thoughts From Others:

The Campbell Family said...

I am glad Benjamin can't read - he'd be having these all year round!!

He got an official one yesterday and Christopher said the guy made it sound like they have them all the time now thanks to all their coffee fixings. It came with whipped cream and a cherry! B was in hog heaven!!

Camille said...

Whipped cream and a cherry! Now that's fancy.

Maybe next time you are snowed in you can whip them up and make his day!

Lisa @ Fern Creek Cottage said...

My 11 year old son made one last week with choc. chip mint ice cream and it was GOOD!!

Speedbump Kitchen said...

Same day shake postings, We Rock! Got the printable widget up, thanks!

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