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Shamrock Shake recipe

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

Make your own St. Patrick's treat

The elusive Shamrock Shake is back at McDonald's, and this year it's available nationwide. What used to be only at select restaurants (and has shockingly been around since the '70s) is now just a drive-thru away. But it's always more fun to make your own!
Make your own St. Patrick's treat

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

Check out our boozy version of the shamrock shake >>

Emerald mint milkshake recipe

Makes 3 servings


  • 1 pint (2 cups) vanilla ice cream
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon McCormick® Pure Peppermint Extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon McCormick® Green Food Color
  • Whipped cream and green sprinkles (optional)


  1. Place ice cream, milk, peppermint extract and green food color in blender; cover. Blend on high speed until smooth.
  2. Pour into glasses. Top with whipped cream and sprinkles, if desired. Serve immediately.

Watch: Shamrock Shake for St. Patrick’s Day

Cathy Rankin, our Daily Dish host, shows you how to make a shamrock shake for St. Patty's Day.

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Photos courtesy of McCormick
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