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tall glass filled with shamrock shake, garnished with whipped cream, chocolate shavings and a strawberry

Naturally Green Shamrock Shake

Cool, Creamy, Minty, Refreshing! This homemade shamrock shake recipe is naturally green, and has only 3 ingredients and no preservatives! You're 5 minutes away from a delicious St. Patricks Day treat!
Course Beverage
Cuisine English, Irish
Prep Time 3 minutes
Cook Time 0 minutes
Blend time 1 minute
Total Time 4 minutes
Servings 2
Calories 470kcal


  • Vitamix or blender


  • 3 cups natural vanilla ice cream
  • 1 cup milk more or less depending on how thick you like it
  • 1 cup Fresh mint leaves stems removed, loosley packed
  • ½ teaspoon pure mint extract
  • real whipped cream and homemade chocolate syrup for topping.


  • Place ice cream, milk, mint leaves, and mint extract into a high-speed blender.
  • Blend until smooth.
  • Pour into a glass and garnish with any of the following: whipped cream, shaved chocolate, chocolate syrup, strawberries



  • Add more or less milk, depending on the thickness you like
  • If you don't have a high speed blender, like a vitamix, it can take a couple of minutes to really blend up the leaves, don't worry, it will get there!
  • If you don't have mint extract, you can use peppermint, but use half the amount. 
  • For more subtle mint, leave the extract out completely. 
  • Makes 2 large shakes, to fill milk shake glasses, or, several smaller shakes. (about 4 cups total depending on the amount of milk


Calories: 470kcal | Carbohydrates: 56g | Protein: 12g | Fat: 22g | Saturated Fat: 14g | Cholesterol: 90mg | Sodium: 217mg | Potassium: 715mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 48g | Vitamin A: 2039IU | Vitamin C: 8mg | Calcium: 458mg | Iron: 1mg