Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Copycat Luck

What does March mean to you? Warmer temps? The start of all things green? St. Patrick's Day? I think all of these are accurate thoughts, and for me there's another to add to the list. The annual start of Shamrock Shakes at McDonald's. Okay, so technically they usually start serving these mid February, but I usually don't notice until March :-) The minty freshness (we've talked about this before, I'm crazy for anything mint!). The yummy ice cream. It's like a Irish vacation in a glass. So....it probably doesn't have a darn thing to do w/ Ireland, but it sounded good! I have heard many others proclaim their love for these shakes too, so I know I'm not the only one who looks forward to them every year, and now we can all enjoy them in the comfort of our own home! A few ingredients, let the blender do the work and you've got a cool, smooth, minty treat your little leprechauns will love too!

Shamrock Shakes
2 cups vanilla ice cream
1 1/4 c. 2% milk
1/4 tsp mint extract
8 drops green food coloring

Put all in a blender and combine until smooth. You might have to use a spoon to make sure all the ice cream gets blended. Serve w/ whipped cream if desired.


Shared on Lady Behind The Curtain Mar. 7, 2012
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Shared on It's A Keeper Mar. 8, 2012
Shared on Miz Helen's Country Cottage Mar. 8, 2012
Shared on The Country Cook Mar. 9, 2012
Shared on Gooseberry Patch Mar. 14, 2012


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3 comments:

Miz Helen said...

Great Shake! Hope you are having a great week end and thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
Happy St. Patrick's Day and Come Back Soon!
Miz Helen

Tabitha (a.k.a. Penny) said...

Congratulations! This recipe caught our attention last week at Weekend Potluck and is featured today. Please come by and pick up your red "featured" button. :)

http://www.meetpenny.com/2012/03/weekend-potluck-march-16th-march-18th/

Brandi said...

Yum! I love shamrock shakes from McD's! Thanks for sharing your recipe!