It’s almost that time again for our favorite, green, mint milkshake that appears around St. Pat’s Day. You know, the one that everyone goes crazy over and wishes it was around for more than a month or two every year? Or is that just me? Well my friends, if that applies to you as well, boy do we have great new for you. Did you know you can make your own homemade and naturally green shamrock shake? Yep, there’s no food dye in my recipe. Crazy, right? Not one drop! It’s not always the easiest task to find even a slightly healthier alternative (that still tastes good) to any frozen treat recipe, but this one is pretty darn amazing!
Naturally Green Shamrock Shake
Ok guys, how do you get a green milkshake without the word spinach or kale in the title? Simple, you use mint leaves in place of food coloring. The idea was so appealing to me, I was determined to do it for this recipe.
Guess what…I loved it! Like, really loved it. Like, I didn’t even need to add mint flavoring because I found the flavor to be perfectly minty, albeit subtle, in its natural state…exactly what I wanted for this recipe.
Know what else I love? Drinking my naturally green shamrock shake while reading about the health benefits of consuming fresh mint, such as improved digestion and nausea/headache remedy. Bonus! Also love it that the neighbor kids (my homemade shake-testers) found this one a winner in the categories of flavor and texture. Boom!
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Ingredients you will need for Naturally Green Shamrock Shake:
- 10-15 fresh mint leaves
- 3/4 cup 1% milk
- 1/2 tsp vanilla
- 2 cups vanilla bean ice cream
- (optional) pure mint or peppermint extract
- (optional) whipped cream
Kitchen tools you may find helpful for this recipe:
- high speed blender such as a NutriBullet or Vitamix
- ice cream scoop
- cute serving glasses
- paper printed straws
Are you a milkshake freak like me? If so, you should hop over to my Freakshakes recipe. These things are SO good. I could talk about them for days if it was socially acceptable. Also, these Chocolate Hazelnut Coffee Milkshakes are drool-worthy (they have Oreos in them… you really can’t argue with that!)
If you own a high speed blender and want to make more frozen beverages, check out my Miracle Slushie Sore Throat Remedy. This icy treat comes in really handy any time of the year for sore throat relief. In fact, I wrote the recipe out of desperation. Also, you might love my Peach NutriBullet Milkshake Without Ice Cream to cool down on those spring days just around the corner.
If you decide to give this yummy shamrock shake a try, leave a comment below and let us know how it turns out. May the luck of the Irish be with you!