Celebrate St. Patrick's Day — or any day with this delicious green milkshake, topped with green sprinkles and Lucky Charms marshmallows. This is a fun recipe to make with kids, too!
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Why wait for someone else to control my access to a lucky green shake? Let's make St. Patrick's Day milkshakes of our own!
We're talking a big, frosty milkshake in a vivid shade of green. It's made with vanilla or chocolate chip ice cream.
Why you'll love this milkshake
If you've ever had a Shamrock Shake you know that they're mint flavored. Very minty indeed. With this milkshake, you can go mint — or not! Just swap in some mint chocolate chip ice cream to get all minty.
Looking for a fun St. Patrick's Day recipe recipe to make with the kids? I promise they will LOVE these green shakes!
For a little extra fun and a little extra kitsch, these milkshakes are topped with green sprinkles, and marshmallows fished out of a box of Lucky Charms cereal!
I recommend digging out the shamrocks, rainbows, horseshoes... and what the heck, grab the unicorns, too.
(Confession: I still eat Lucky Charms once in awhile. It was my third favorite breakfast cereal as a kid, behind Cocoa Puffs and Cinnamon Toast Crunch!)
🔪 How to make this milkshake
Step 1: Blend the shake
Put the ice cream, milk, flavoring, food coloring, and chocolate chips in a blender. Pulse the ingredients to make a smooth, green milkshake.
Step 2: Pour and top the shakes
Divide the milkshake mixture between two chilled glasses. Add whipped cream to the top of each glass. Finally, sprinkle sprinkles and Lucky Charms marshmallows over the tops. Serve the shakes immediately!
- If you want a minty milkshake (like a certain, well-known green milkshake offered by a certain fast food restaurant) use mint chocolate chip ice cream in place of vanilla. You can even add one or two drops of peppermint extract for an extra boost.
- For fewer calories and less fat, try using a lower-fat ice cream — I really like Edy's Slow-Churned varieties as they taste very rich and creamy.
And there you have it: a St. Patrick's Day Lucky Green Milkshake that everyone can enjoy! It's fun no matter what, especially fun to make with kids, and easy to make the flavor be exactly what you wish for in a green milkshake.
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💬 Do you like these milkshakes? Did they bring you luck? Well let me know! Leave a comment and a star rating below.
St. Patrick' Day Lucky Green Milkshakes
- 2½ cups ice cream (vanilla bean, chocolate chip, or mint chocolate chip are my suggestions)
- 1 cup 2% milk
- 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
- Green food coloring
- ¼ cup chocolate chips (unless you're using a chocolate chip ice cream... or go ahead and add more anyway!)
- ½ cup whipped cream
- Green sprinkles
- ¼ cup marshmallows from Lucky Charms cereal (Snag the rainbows, shamrocks, horseshoes... any maybe the unicorns)
- 2 Tall glasses, chilled in the freezer
- Long spoons and/or straws
- Place the ice cream, milk, vanilla extract, and food coloring in a blender.
- Blend the ingredients together until the mixture is thick and smooth. Check the green color - blend in more food coloring if you think the mixture needs it to get it to a good, bright green hue.
- Divide the mixture between the two chilled glasses. Add whipped cream to the tops of the milkshakes, dividing it equally between the glasses.
- Add a few pinches of green sprinkles over the whipped cream. Finally, drop several Lucky Charms marshmallows onto the tops of each milkshake.
- Serve the milkshakes immediately with long spoons and straws. Sláinte!
- If you want to have a minty milkshake (like a certain, well-known green milkshake offered by a certain fast food restaurant) use mint chocolate chip ice cream in place of vanilla, and you can even add one or two drops of peppermint extract for an extra boost.
- For fewer calories and less fat, try using a lower-fat ice cream - I really like Edy's Slow-Churned varieties as they taste very rich and creamy.