How to Make a Natural Mint Shamrock Shake

Learn how to make a natural mint shamrock shake for the kids this year. I’ve always been fascinated with St. Patrick’s Day from the legend to the food. When the kids were little, we used to sprinkle gold glitter from the door of their bedroom to the front door while they were asleep. When they woke up, they were convinced that a leprechaun had visited them during the night. Now that they’re older, we don’t have that many opportunities to fun things like that any longer. Most of the St. Patrick’s Day treats that I see advertised are green – and they aren’t green from kale or spinach but by artificial food coloring. Since I don’t artificial food coloring, I decided to get creative this year.

How to Make a Natural Mint Shamrock Shake

How to Make a Natural Mint Shamrock Shake

The kids love milkshakes and they’d be quite happy with a shamrock shake from the local fast food place, but I prefer something a bit healthier. There’s a bit of flexibility when making this natural mint shamrock shake. The key is no food coloring and to add several fresh peppermint leaves. Beyond that, you can use the type of milk of your choice and the type of ice cream. If I had time, I would have made my own ice cream but it’s been a hectic day so I went with organic from the co-op. You can use your own favorite brand. I chose vanilla with chocolate chips to give it some texture. You could easily go with soy ice cream and soy milk to keep it vegan.

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How to Make a Natural Mint Shamrock Shake
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Serves: 2
  • 3 scoops of ice cream
  • ¼ cup milk
  • small handful of fresh peppermint
  1. Put everything in a blender and blend.
  2. Enjoy!


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If you’re looking for more healthy St. Patrick’s Day ideas, you may want to try my Irish Dublin Coddle or my Bailey’s Irish Coffee Creamer (non-alcoholic).

How to Make a Natural Mint Shamrock Shake

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  1. I don’t believe I’ve ever tried fresh peppermint. I’m not a fan of cold things (sensitive teeth for one) so I’d opt for yogurt. The kids probably wouldn’t love that as much as ice cream though.

  2. I love milkshakes! That looks and sounds amazing! I will definitely have to try this out!

  3. Julie Waldron says:

    This looks really good!  🙂

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