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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.
How to Make a Natural Mint Shamrock Shake
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 the artificial food coloring. Since I don’t artificial food coloring, I decided to get creative this year.
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. That way it is a fresh mint milkshake rather than one that uses artificial flavoring.
What type of milk should I use in a mint milkshake?
I use regular whole milk in my mint milkshake. But, there is no reason that it couldn’t be made with low-fat milk. Or, you can try non-dairy milk like almond milk, soy milk, or even coconut milk.
Once you’ve chosen the type of milk to youse, you just need to choose your 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.
Other smake and smoothie recipes
So, if you enjoy this natural mint shamrock shake, why not try a few other recipes that are similar. Some are shakes and some are smoothies. But, they are all delicious.
- Chocolate mocha protein shake recipe
- Strawberry chocolate shake without chocolate syrup
- Strawberry protein smoothie
- Black cherry smoothie recipe
- Nut butter smoothie
- Strawberry cheesecake smoothie
- Pineapple coconut banana smoothie
For more great St. Patrick’s Day content, be sure to check out these awesome posts written by my fellow Chosen Chix bloggers:
- Be Prepared For St. Patrick’s Day by November Sunflower
- How to Make St. Patrick’s Day Goody Bags by The Mommy-Files
More St. Patrick’s Day food and crafts
If you enjoyed this natural mint shamrock shake, you might like a few of these.
- Learn to make Irish Oatcakes
- Try Corned beef and cabbage
- Make an Irish buttermilk bath
- Learn about St Patrick’s Day history for kids
- Check out this framed Irish proverb craft
- Try my Bailey’s non-alcoholic Irish cream
- Make an easy Irish coffee scrub
- Try my Irish spice cake
- Learn to make Irish soda bread
- Make an Irish cheeseboard
- 3 scoops of ice cream
- 1/4 cup milk
- small handful of fresh peppermint
- Put everything in a blender and blend.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 222Total Fat: 12gSaturated Fat: 7gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 46mgSodium: 96mgCarbohydrates: 25gFiber: 1gSugar: 21gProtein: 5g
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