This Boozy Mint Shamrock Shake® Recipe Is What to Drink on St. Patrick's Day by Elisa Schmitz

This Boozy Mint Shamrock Shake® Recipe Is What to Drink on St. Patrick's Day

The McDonald's Shamrock Shake® is legendary. According to McDonald's, the Shamrock Shake® was created in 1967 by Hal Rosen, "a Connecticut McDonald’s owner and operator who made the delicious, mint shake in celebration of St. Patrick’s Day. It later debuted in select locations across the U.S. in 1970, and was an instant success."

But little did the company know that its fabulous mint milkshake recipe would also become a delicious cocktail. You can make your own version of a boozy Shamrock Shake® at home. It's an easy and delicious way to celebrate St. Patricks' Day, the spirited way. And, it can be an after-dinner drink and a dessert, all rolled into one sensational sip!

Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 0 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 1


  • 2 - 3 scoops vanilla ice cream
  • 1/4 cup whole milk (or milk of your choice)
  • 2 ounces crème de menthe
  • 1 ounce vanilla vodka
  • 4 - 6 drops green food coloring (to your desired level of green-ness)
  • whipped cream, for topping (to taste)
  • mint leaves or shamrocks, for garnish (optional)
  • maraschino cherry, for garnish (optional)

Here's how to make it:

  1. Add ice cream, milk, crème de menthe, vodka and food coloring to a blender. Blend until smooth.
  2. Pour into a tall glass and top with whipped cream. Garnish with mint leaves or shamrock decoration, and maraschino cherry, if desired. Serve with a straw or spoon (or both).

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Elisa Schmitz
This is one addictive cocktail. I love it as an after-dinner drink and dessert, all rolled into one! #yum
You really gotta have one of these on St Paddy's...

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