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Boozy Shamrock Shakes

Boozy Shamrock Shakes are the ultimate dessert cocktail for St. Patrick’s Day. Creamy vanilla milkshakes spiked with creme de menthe and vanilla vodka are refreshing and so delicious.

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Celebrating with Irish cocktails are always a hit anytime of the year. We love making Homemade Baileys and Irish Coffee.

Mint shake with whipped cream, cherry and straw in a glass mug.

Boozy Shamrock Shakes ~ Frozen Mint Dessert Cocktail

If you love the McDonald’s Shamrock Shakes, now you can make them all year long at home and they are even more delicious made with real ice cream! Add a boozy kick for a delicious dessert cocktail. 

Ingredients for boozy Shamrock shakes.

Ingredients Needed:

  • Vanilla Ice Cream
  • Milk
  • Creme de Menthe ~ Mint flavored liqueur 
  • Whipping Cream Vodka
  • Whipped Cream
  • Maraschino Cherries

How to Make Boozy Shamrock Shakes:

  • Set ice cream out for about 5 minutes to soften slightly.

vanilla ice cream in a blender.

  • Add ice cream and milk to a blender.

vanilla ice cream and creme de menthe liqueur in a blender.

  • Use a cocktail jigger to measure the creme de menthe and vodka, adding to the blender.

Mint milkshakes in blender - top view.

  • Blend until smooth.

mug with shamrock shake.

  • Pour into glasses.

Mug with mint milkshake topped with whipped cream and a cherry on top.

  • Garnish with whipped cream and maraschino cherries.

Recipe Tips and Variations:

  • Yield: 2 Milkshakes
  • Non-Alcoholic Shakes: Substitute the creme de menthe for 1 teaspoon peppermint extract and skip the vodka. Increase milk to 1/3 cup. Add a few drops of green food coloring to make them green.
  • Make it Green: Creme de menthe comes in green or white, which is clear. If you have white, you can add a few drops of green food coloring to make the shakes a festive green color. 
  • Vodka: We used whipping cream vodka, vanilla vodka or plain vodka works great too. 
  • Storage: Leftover milkshakes can be frozen in an airtight container up to 1 month.

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Whip up a couple of these Boozy Shamrock Shakes anytime the craving strikes. Easy to make with or without alcohol that is even better than the drive-thru version! 

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Yield: 2 Shakes

Boozy Shamrock Shakes

Boozy Shamrock Shake with whipped cream and cherry.

Boozy Shamrock Shakes are the ultimate dessert cocktail for St. Patrick's Day. Creamy vanilla milkshakes spiked with creme de menthe and vanilla vodka are refreshing and so delicious.

Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes

Ingredients

  • 4 cups vanilla ice cream
  • 1/4 cup whole milk
  • 2 ounces creme de menthe liqueur
  • 1 ounce whipping cream vodka
  • sweetened whipped cream for garnish, optional
  • maraschino cherries for optional garnish

Instructions

  1. Set ice cream out for about 5 minutes to soften slightly.
  2. Add ice cream, milk, creme de menthe and whipping cream vodka to a blender.
  3. Blend until smooth.
  4. Pour into glasses.
  5. Garnish with whipped cream and maraschino cherries.

Notes

  • Non-Alcoholic Shakes: Substitute the creme de menthe for 1 teaspoon peppermint extract and skip the vodka. Increase milk to 1/3 cup. Add a few drops of green food coloring to make them green.
  • Make it Green: Creme de menthe comes in green or white, which is clear. If you have white, you can add a few drops of green food coloring to make the shakes a festive green color. 
  • Vodka: We used whipping cream vodka, vanilla vodka or plain vodka works great too. 
  • Storage: Leftover milkshakes can be frozen in an airtight container up to 1 month.
  • Nutrition Information:

    Yield:

    2

    Serving Size:

    1

    Amount Per Serving: Calories: 859Total Fat: 36gSaturated Fat: 22gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 11gCholesterol: 138mgSodium: 232mgCarbohydrates: 88gFiber: 2gSugar: 80gProtein: 11g

    Nutritional calculations are estimated and may not be accurate.

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