You’ll find it very easy to recreate the flavors of McDonald’s annual St. Patrick’s Day shake using only four ingredients. The two that make this holiday shake unique are the mint extract and green food coloring. Make sure your extract says “mint” and not “peppermint.” And if you don’t want shakes that are green like the real ones, you can certainly leave out the food coloring. Happy St. Patty’s Day, kitchen cloners!
2 cups vanilla ice cream
1 1/4 cups low fat milk
1/4 teaspoon mint extract (not peppermint)
8 drops green food coloring
- Combine all ingredients in a blender and blend on high speed until smooth. Stop blender to stir with a spoon if necessary to help blend ice cream.
- Pour into two 12-ounce cups and serve each with a straw.