Dessert Recipes

DIY Shamrock Shake

This one goes out to the ones who love a McDonald’s Shamrock Shake. Made with a little over a handful of ingredients — including the cherry — this DIY recipe is super-duper easy to make but it comes out of the blender minty fresh and straw-defyingly thick. We love the classic pop of color that cherry adds, but it would also be amazing with chocolate sprinkles or a few crushed Oreos on top.

That’s the beauty of having the recipe: you can make it your way on St. Patrick’s Day or any old day.

DIY Shamrock Shake



DIY Shamrock Shake

Serves: 2


2 cups vanilla ice cream
¾ cup whole milk
10 drops green food coloring
¼ tsp peppermint extract
Whipped cream, for serving
Maraschino cherries, for serving


  1. In a blender, combine the ice cream, milk, food coloring, and peppermint extract.

  2. Blend until smooth, about 1 minute

  3. Divide the shake among two large glasses and top with whipped cream and cherries. Serve immediately.

Recipe source: Dinner At The Zoo

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