Monday, March 12, 2012

Shamrock Shakes

I can hardly contain myself on how excited I am about this Shamrock Shake. Because you see, I am SHAMROCK SHAKE CRAAAAZY at this time of the year. They hang out a big banner on the fence at the McDonald's near to my house when they arrive....I swear it's just for me :) I try soooo hard to be good...trying just to have one or two, but the closer it gets to St. Patrick's Day I start to get a little panicky...knowing they will be all gone for another year. I've been known to cruise the 3 local Mickey D's in my area buying up the last ones and storing them in my freezer so I can pull one out well past the season..... longer!!! I am thrilled that I found out how to make them myself! I came across the recipe on Pinterest...and couldn't wait to try one out and put it to the test. Let me just say they are PER.FECT. Yep, PER.FECT. And let me also say I feel like a complete DUMBO that I never figured this out for myself?????? Or maybe it was just as well.......because now I have access to them whenever I want??????

Anyhoo......Here is what you need to make a Shamrock Shake for your lucky little leprechaun:

(This will make enough for two shakes)

3 cups of your favorite vanilla ice cream....I use Kirkland's from Costco
1 1/2 cups of milk
1/2 tsp. of peppermint extract
green food coloring...a few drops, or however green you want it to be.

Combine all ingredients int the blender until smooth. Divide between two glasses, then top with whipped cream.


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Wendy said...

Ok, don't freak out, but I have never had one...... is that wrong? I kind of feel like I need to go to McD's right now to get one! I'd make one, you saw my kitchen and I'm just not quite sure where my blender is :(

Green Girl in Wisconsin said...

Nom nom nom. I adore those dang shakes.

Vodka Mom said...

omg. Now I am CRAVING a shake.

damn you.