Shamrock Shakes have become an American tradition around St. Patrick ’s Day. There is the cult favorite McDonald’s shake as well as tons of other homemade knock offs. I found a lot that start with mint chocolate chip ice cream, which I find is a little out of spirit with the holiday (and a cheap shortcut). This recipe is from a very close friend who is currently on their honeymoon, so I didn’t get the chance to ask for permission to post. The photo is their spouse’s, and credit will certainly go where it’s due. I’m operating under the assumption they’d be ok with this, besides the more people who use this recipe instead of the gross substitutes the better for humanity, right?
This recipe really is quite delicious and can be enjoyed on days that aren’t St. Patty’s as well. For instance it pairs quite nicely with NCAA basketball tournament viewings. It also goes well with a big old plate of corned beef and cabbage. Or have your Stout with your beef and this shake for dessert. Whatever floats your boat. If serving a crowd just simply multiply the ingredients based on your numbers.
If you can’t have alcohol sadly this recipe isn’t for you, not really anyway. You can most likely substitute mint extract and boil down the Jameson to reduce the alcohol though it won’t remove it completely. Or you can go to the Golden Arches… guaranteed booze free and with enough calories to fill you up for a while, and with a cherry on top.
Shamrock Shake – 1 Knife (recipe by Sass Mars Bowie)
- 1 shot Jameson Irish Whiskey (1 ounce)
- 1 shot Crème de Menthe (1 ounce)
- 2 scoops vanilla ice cream (about ½ cup)
- splash of milk (about ¼ cup or less depending on how thick you want your shake)
- Combine all of the ingredients in a blender and blend until well mixed.
- Serve, imbibe, and enjoy!
Ed. Note: Happy Pi Day! Had I thought about it I should have posted a pie recipe… cest la vie.