Like the first sighting of a robin, a pale green minty Shamrock Shake is an annual reminder that spring is on its way. And when you make a homemade version of this fast-food favorite with real ice cream, milk and a refreshing hint of peppermint, you’ll feel even more invigorated for the change of season. It’s magically delicious that way!
- 1 cup vanilla ice cream (regular or nondairy)
- 1 cup low-fat milk (see Tip)
- ¼ teaspoon peppermint extract
- 1-2 drops natural green food coloring
- Whipped cream, fresh mint sprigs and sprinkles for garnish (optional; see Tip)
- Step 1
Place ice cream, milk, peppermint extract and food coloring in a blender. Blend until smooth.
Pour into 2 tall glasses and top with whipped cream, fresh mint sprigs and/or sprinkles, if desired.
If you prefer a thicker shake, you can reduce the amount of milk to 1/2 cup. For a festive look, we like the brand Supernatural’s Field Day and Into the Woods sprinkles, available from Amazon.
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Serving Size: 1 milkshake Per Serving: 188 calories; fat 8g; cholesterol 35mg; sodium 107mg; carbohydrates 22g; dietary fiber 1g; protein 6g; sugars 20g; saturated fat 5g; vitamin a iu 517IU.