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Make McDonald's Shamrock Shake Year-Round With This Easy Copycat Recipe

Joanie Segall is the Food Editor for SheKnows Food, ChefMom, Fabulous Foods, and the blog MisoVegan.

A copycat Shamrock Shake gets you in the St. Patrick's Day spirit — no drive-thru required

The St. Patrick's Day-inspired ice cream shake has been hitting McDonald's menu in March since the '70s, and there's a reason it's been a seasonal staple for the past four decades — because it's insanely good. But if you'd rather skip the fast-food drive-thru this year, it's easy to make your own frosty treat at home.

Try this Shamrock Shake recipe from McCormick, which according to a McDonald's spokeswoman, is very similar to what you'll get at the golden arches.

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Copycat Shamrock Shake recipe

Yields 3

Ingredients:

  • 1 pint (2 cups) vanilla ice cream
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon McCormick pure peppermint extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon McCormick green food coloring
  • Whipped cream and green sprinkles (optional)

Directions:

  1. To a blender, add the ice cream, milk, peppermint extract and green food coloring. Cover, and blend on high speed until smooth.
  2. Pour into glasses. Top with whipped cream and sprinkles, if desired. Serve immediately.

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Before you go, check out our slideshow below.

A copycat Shamrock Shake gets you in the St. Patrick's Day spirit — no drive-thru required
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A copycat Shamrock Shake gets you in the St. Patrick's Day spirit — no drive-thru required
Image: Liz Smith/SheKnows

Updated by Sarah Long on 3/1/17

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