Feb 10, 2012

Shamrock Shake (Re-Do)

I just heard a rumor that McDonald's has Taken their illusive Shamrock Shake Nation-Wide!!
If this is true...
It means I'll get my first "real" Shamrock Shake in over 10 years soon!!
If the rumor is NOT true...
We still have this wonderful Copy-Cat version!
(I think it might even be better than the original!!... I'll let ya know for sure when &IF I find one at MY local McDonald's!)

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When I was a child we waited all year for the month of March.
Not because we wanted to get busy in the garden.
Not because it was time for Spring Break.
We longed for March because March is the month of the Shamrock Shake!

All McDonalds restaurants served Shamrock Shakes during the month of March.
It was green.
It was minty.
It was refreshing.
Its kinda like a Thin Mint Girl Scout cookie. except, its cold, green and you can suck it through a straw!!
Whats NOT to love???

I'm not usually a fan of mint drinks.
But I just have to have a Shamrock Shake every March!

Did you know that I have not had a Shamrock Shake in almost 10 years????
I know!! It's almost unbelievable!!
Well, it turns out that very few McDonalds in Texas carry it!
CRAZY!
This year, I was bound and determined to find one.
I called more than 45 Houston area McDonalds to no avail.
Most of the employees who answered my phone call didn't even know what a Shamrock Shake was!!

I even called the McDonalds cooperate headquarters!
I mean.. they have to know who they shipped the Shamrock Shake stuff to right?
WRONG!
They couldn't tell me!

Whats a girl to do?
Make her own Shamrock Shake thats what!!

Behold....
Dana's Shamrock Shake copy-cat!

Not too shabby, if I do say so myself!

Yum, slurp, groan!
By George!! I think I got it!!

Dana's "I don't need no stinkin McDonalds!" Shamrock Shake

Ingredients
  • 2 cups vanilla ice cream
  • 1 1/4 cups milk
  • 1/4 - 1/2 Teaspoon Mint extract
  • 9 drops green food coloring
Optional pretty stuff
  • chocolate syrup (optional glass decoration)
  • whipped cream (optional topping)
  • green sugar (optional decoration)
Directions
  1. Blend all ingredients together until smooth and yummy.
  2. drizzle some chocolate syrup around your glass.
  3. Pour Shamrock Shake into the glass.
  4. top with whipped cream and green sugar.
  5. ENJOY!!
Happy St Patrick's Day!!

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7 amazing comments. Talk To Me!!:

Julie @ Strawberry Adventures said...

Dana...this looks so amazing! Thank you for sharing it! I have never heard of a Shamrock Shake, but I think by the ingredients you listed, I could really go for one! My children are going to LOVE this!

I've pinned it on Pinterest as not to lose it! :)

Have a wonderful weekend!

Lisa Lynn said...

Run and hide kiddos!

Sounds delicious!

I just wanted to stop by and let you know that I have selected you as a recipient of the 'Versatile Blogger Award!" Stop by my blog to accept your award!

Thanks!
Lisa
http://littlehomesteadonthehill.blogspot.com/

Anonymous said...

First time reader here-

I don't know how close you are to Huntsville, but the McDonalds here have the Shamrock shake. :)

katlupe said...

I pinned this to Pinterest today, and now I see it has been repinned by 39 others. In one day! It is a hit, I'd say. I would not want the one from McDonald's but would rather your recipe.

Anonymous said...

Sounds great! This is a drink that should be served in the summer as well since it is so refreshing. Well I'm going to make it and yes going to try it with pepermint schnopps mmmmm yummy! the perfect summer drink. Thank you for posting it, Micky D's never has it when I get to their store.

Jacki Reese said...

Great Job, Dana!
I live in backwards TX too and between that and them closing most of the Dairy Queens in the area,
what's a girl to do...but YOU had the perfect idea and made a fabulous recipe and posted it! KUDOS!!!
Happy Early St. Patty's Day to you :)
Jacki

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