Shamrock Shake St. Patrick’s Day Drink Recipe

Shamrock Shake St. Patricks Day DrinkSt. Paddy’s Day is all about the drinks and greener is better. A delightfully cold, sweet and minty shamrock shake will not only wow your guests on this March holiday, but it’ll also keep you from getting pinched.

St. Paddy's Day is all about the drinks. Greener is better! A cold, sweet & minty shamrock shake will WOW 'em and it'll keep you from getting pinched too.I’ve got the luck of the Irish, my dear leprechauns, because I was lucky enough to find a pot of gold at the end of the rainbow a few years back . . . in the form of this St. Patrick’s Day drink recipe. You’ve probably had (or even made) green drink recipes using lime sherbet ice cream and ginger ale. This is not that recipe. Why? Because I HATE lime sherbet ice cream. No thank you. I do like mint, however, and it is green too. Combine that with vanilla ice cream and half and half and you’ve got one super delicious Irish minty milkshake. Oh, and you can sneak some Irish whiskey in there and it’s still superbly yummy.

St. Paddy's Day is all about the drinks. Greener is better! A cold, sweet & minty shamrock shake will WOW 'em and it'll keep you from getting pinched too.

Shamrock Shake


1 pint Vanilla Ice Cream
1/2 cup Half and Half or Irish Whiskey
5 drops Mint Extract
4 drops Green Food Coloring
Whipped Cream (optional)


Combine all ingredients (except for the whipped cream) in a blender and puree for up to 1 minute. Top with whipped cream. You’ll be the Queen in Green at your St. Paddy’s celebration.

St.Patricks-Day-DallasHubs and I do Saint Paddy’s the right way. We celebrate all day long, starting with the Dallas St. Patrick’s Parade and ending with beer tasting and house party hopping in lower Greenville, one of our favorite neighborhoods. How do you celebrate?

 Have a fun & safe St. Patrick’s Day, y’all. Get your shamrock shake on!



  1. Stopping by to let you know I will be featuring your Shamrock Shake tomorrow on the Blog for St Patrick’s Day! Thanks so much for pinning to the P3 Party Board! So look for some shout outs from me tomorrow!
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  2. I will most definitely have to make this. My son loves Shamrock shakes, but i do not like all of the chemicals in them.
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  3. St Patty’s day is our favourite holiday here- I like it more than Christmas, even 😛
    My hubby and daughter both have birthdays that fall right around there so we have a big party on that day each year to celebrate both together. I’m definitely using your recipe for it, thanks!! :)
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  4. Oh wow, I wish I could just pluck that drink from the computer screen right this minute. Seriously, the whipped cream is calling my name. I love this, and especially since green is my favorite color.
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  5. These look yummy! My kiddos would LOVE them. What a fun way to get in the holiday spirit!
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  6. I have never had a Shamrock Shake before, but I wouldn’t mind trying one. It looks so fun and colorful!
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  7. Lauren says:

    I’m not huge on ST. Patty’s day, but this shake looks fun! I think I’ll try it out!

  8. This is so cool! I can’t wait to make this for my little boy! He’s obsessed with anything green so he’ll probably want to have this not just on ST. Patricks day! lol
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  9. valerie g says:

    my husband loves shamrock shakes. i will have to try this.

  10. Love this different take on the shake! I’ll have to show it to my boyfriend he loves these type of drinks.
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  11. I certainly love this time of year! Beer and mint shakes are my favorite. 😉 I need to try this recipe
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  12. This drink looks like so much fun. I would so drink this shake and enjoy every minute of it.
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  13. Rosey says:

    I was just telling the kids we need to find a place that sells Shamrock Shakes. Why not make our own though? And I love the sprinkles. :)

  14. Courtney says:

    Ahhhh how yummy!!!! My hubby is all about the McDonald’s ones 😉 he would probably love this!

  15. That sounds really good. And definitely better than the McDonalds one. Will have to try this.
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  16. This sounds great! I actually just got a real Shamrock Shake a McDonalds last week, after not having one in three years, and I thought it tasted awful. Way too syrupy- so I’d love to try making my own.
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  17. I’m so excited for this! I wait all year round for the one from McDonald’s but this one is surely to be a 100 times better!
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  18. Fi Ní Neachtáin says:

    That shake definitely embodies the spirit of Ireland! Loving that shade of green and the little shamrock sprinkles.

  19. Oh yay! Your post reminded me that St. Paddy’s day is coming up soon! Love that shake! And you really look fab in that green outfit! :)
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  20. Elizabeth O. says:

    Aww I love St. Patrick’s Day!! My favorite parade every time I’m in New York!

  21. Your pictures are super nice! This milkshake looks like a dream. I like the combination of those flavors. This drink will provide comfort to anyone!

  22. I will have to try this shake recipe. It looks delicious. My family will love it.

  23. Yum! I want a shamrock shake. Me and the boyfriend definitely need to try these on St. Patty’s Day.
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  24. Most people find this weird, but I have never tried a Shamrock Shake. I should put that on my to-do list, eh?
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  25. Kathy says:

    This sounds so good. I’ll definitely have to try this out soon. My husband is a big mint fan, so I bet he’d love this as well.

  26. I can’t wait to make my own shamrock shakes at home! These sound great!
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  27. I really really want to make one of these – it looks delicious and pretty to boot! Great photos, they really are gorgeous.
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  28. Oh how green and fun. I haven’t even thought about how to celebrate with green this year. Will have to try your shamrock shake.
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  29. That sounds so yummy! I wait all year for the McDonald’s Shamrock Shake. now I don’t have to! Yay!
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  30. That looks so good and refreshing! Maybe if I carry it around all day long on St. Patrick’s Day, I won’t get pinched.
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  31. Robin Rue (@massholemommy) says:

    That sounds delicious. I am definitely going to have to try this. My kids will love it.

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