Naturally Green Shamrock Shake - ice cream shake made with fresh mint. Great way to avoid food dyes while celebrating the Irish holiday.

Naturally Green Shamrock Shake

Course: Beverages
Cuisine: American
Keyword: milkshake, st. patrick's day
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 2 1-cup servings
Calories: 316 kcal
Author: Traci Antonovich
Creamy, minty Shamrock Shake made with vanilla bean ice cream, mint leaves, no food coloring, and no added sugar.


  • 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


  1. In a high speed blender, combine and blend mint leaves, milk, and vanilla, until leaves are pureed and a light green color develops. (note: feel free to add more mint leaves for color and flavor)
  2. Add ice cream; pulse until thoroughly combined
  3. Before adding mint flavoring, taste the shake to see if it’s minty enough for your liking. if not, add a few drops of mint flavoring as needed.
  4. Serve in a chilled glass; top with whipped cream (optional).

Recipe Video

Nutrition Facts
Naturally Green Shamrock Shake
Amount Per Serving (1 cup)
Calories 316 Calories from Fat 135
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 15g 23%
Saturated Fat 9g 45%
Cholesterol 62mg 21%
Sodium 146mg 6%
Potassium 423mg 12%
Total Carbohydrates 36g 12%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Sugars 32g
Protein 7g 14%
Vitamin A 18.8%
Vitamin C 2.9%
Calcium 29.2%
Iron 2.1%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.