Monday, March 7, 2016

Make Shamrock Shakes for St. Patrick's Day! (EASY RECIPE)

March 17th is St. Patrick's Day, for all of you who don't carry those Irish genes. While you and the kids are trying to catch leprechauns with your leprechaun traps and searching for that pot o' gold, you can also be enjoying some Irish green Shamrock Shakes. (You don't even need to be Irish to enjoy these, either!)

There are plenty of shake recipes out there, but I have taken our family's favorite, quick 'n' easy Shamrock Shake recipe and reduced the amount of the ingredients to make 2 good-sized shakes. (After all, we have to mix up an entire 5 pound tub of ice cream and gallon of milk for our 9 kids! Especially if they want seconds - and they always do!)

MMMMM, doesn't that look good? So, here we go, quick and simple Shamrock Shakes are made like this:


2 1/2 cups vanilla ice cream (add more for thicker, less for thinner)

3/4 cups milk

½ teaspoon mint extract

3-4 drops green food coloring

whip cream topping

We just add it all in the blender and blend, watching the green swirl around until it's all the same, consistent, mint-green color.

A couple of tips we have learned: Using food coloring that is natural will get that softer green color, but it will also effect the taste, so be sure not to add too much. I also like to use the can of whipped cream, that way they come out looking like restaurant quality shakes (like in the pic).


Happy St. Patrick's Day!

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