McDonald’s Shamrock Shakes are a highlight of the year for me. I’ve loved the cool minty flavor for as long as I can remember and look forward to them around Valentine’s Day and St. Patrick’s Day every year.
But they’re only available a few weeks out of the year. So I went on the hunt for some Shamrock Shake recipes to try at home. I even found a few healthy weight loss smoothie versions of the mint shake to try! If you ask me, that’s a breakfast worth waking up for!
I’d also recommend if you love chocolate and mint together adding a little cocoa powder to these recipes would be delicious! Top them them with some whipped cream and a cherry would be the perfect finishing touch.
Check ’em out below, grab your blender, and treat yourself to a little mint magic this St. Patrick’s Day and beyond!
This recipe, by Kree, was highly rated on food.com.
Blend up 2 cups of vanilla ice cream, 1 1/4 cups of 2% milk, 1/4 teaspoon of mint extract, and 8 drops of green food coloring (if you wish), until it’s creamy. Serves 2.
I found this recipe on Skinny Kitchen with Nancy Fox – a great blog to follow for healthy recipes!
Into the blender add 3/4 cup of fat free frozen yogurt (vanilla flavor), 1/8 tsp mint extract, green food coloring, 2 packets of stevia, and 3-4 ice cubes. Blend until smooth Top with fat free whipped cream if desired. Serves 1.
Check out DashingDish.com by Katie Farrell, for lots of healthy alternatives to your favorite recipes!
This protein shake starts with 1/2 cup of low fat cottage cheese. Add to that 1/4 cup of vanilla protein powder, 1/8 cup mint extract, 2-3 stevia packets, ice cubes (5-10), 4 oz of water, a handful of spinach to make it green, and 1-2 tablespoons of sugar free instant pistachio pudding mix. She also calls for a pinch guar or xanthan gum, which I didn’t have, but will help make the shake more creamy. Blend and enjoy. Serves 1.
Do you have a favorite homemade version of McDonald’s Shamrock Shake? Please share it in the comments below.