Shamrock Shakes have always been a special signal that my birthday is coming. Not a big deal at my advanced age, but when I was young, I would get so excited. I haven’t had a “real” one in years because I can’t tolerate dairy, but I understand that McD’s has changed the recipe to something that tastes more like disinfectant. Here’s a real mint version that tastes like the old kind!
Start with a Mint Simple Syrup. It’s worth the extra effort to make it with fresh mint, although you could use some mint extract instead.
Then make a basic milkshake recipe with 1 cup milk- less if you like it thicker (I use So Delicious Vanilla Coconut Milk) and 2 cups Ice Cream (I use Purely Decadent Vanilla Coconut Ice Cream), add a few tablespoons of the mint syrup and a few drops of green food coloring!