It’s that time of year where those Shamrock Shakes from McDonald’s are everywhere you look! My kids LOVE McDonald’s Shamrock Shakes. The only thing they might like more is using my blender. If you want to make them at home with your kids, here’s a very quick and easy Shamrock Shake inspired recipe.

Did you know the McDonald’s Shamrock Shake was originally lemon lime flavored? Eventually it was reimagined into a green colored vanilla shake and now it’s reached perfection as a mint flavored shake that is only available for a limited time.

Let’s face it, there’s nothing quite like grabbing a McDonald’s shake, be it the classic chocolate shake or this beautiful seasonal concoction. This year they’ve upped their game and introduced the new OREO® Shamrock McFlurry®. Yes, please! I think we’re going to have to include McDonald’s on our list of the best milkshakes in Indy.

Also, don’t forget to Round-Up for Ronald McDonald House Charities every time you dine at McDonald’s or go through the drive thru. It helps local families spend time with their loved ones while they’re getting healthy or facing medical challenges.

Here’s my interpretation of our favorite St. Patrick’s Day themed shake, so you can enjoy it year-round when McDonald’s stops serving theirs.

4 Ingredient Shamrock Shake Inspired Recipe

Serves: 2-4
Prep Time: 5 min

Ingredients
2 cups Vanilla Ice Cream
1 cup Milk – or for thicker shake use Half-and-Half or Cream
6-8 drops of Green Food Coloring
1/8 – 1/4 teaspoon Mint Extract – depending on taste

Instructions
Let your children help you scoop all of the ingredients into the blender.

Blend until smooth, kids love pushing those buttons.

Pour into two tall glasses or four smaller glasses.

Top with whipped cream, cherry or sprinkles, if desired.
Serve immediately.