Whipped Shamrock Shake


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!

Whipped Shamrock Shake
Photo: Casey Barber / Good Food Stories LLC
Active Time:
5 mins
Total Time:
5 mins


  • 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)


  1. Place ice cream, milk, peppermint extract and food coloring in a blender. Blend until smooth.

  2. 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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Nutrition Facts (per serving)

188 Calories
8g Fat
22g Carbs
6g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 2
Serving Size 1 milkshake
Calories 188
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 22g 8%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Total Sugars 20g
Protein 6g 12%
Total Fat 8g 10%
Saturated Fat 5g 25%
Cholesterol 35mg 12%
Vitamin A 517IU 10%
Sodium 107mg 5%

Nutrition information is calculated by a registered dietitian using an ingredient database but should be considered an estimate.

* Daily Values (DVs) are the recommended amounts of nutrients to consume each day. Percent Daily Value (%DV) found on nutrition labels tells you how much a serving of a particular food or recipe contributes to each of those total recommended amounts. Per the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the daily value is based on a standard 2,000 calorie diet. Depending on your calorie needs or if you have a health condition, you may need more or less of particular nutrients. (For example, it’s recommended that people following a heart-healthy diet eat less sodium on a daily basis compared to those following a standard diet.)

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a special diet for medical reasons, be sure to consult with your primary care provider or a registered dietitian to better understand your personal nutrition needs.

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