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TSR Version of Mcdonald’s Shamrock Shake by Todd Wilbur


  • 2cups vanilla ice cream or 2 cups soy ice cream
  • 1 1⁄4cups 2% low-fat milk or 1 1⁄4 cups soymilk
  • 1⁄4teaspoon mint extract
  • 8drops green food coloring


  • Combine all ingredients in a blender and blend on high speed until smooth.
  • Stop blender to stir with a spoon if necessary to help blend ice cream.
  • Pour into 12-ounce cups and serve each with a straw.
  • Happy St Patrick’s Day!


  • Chef busy bee

    pretty good. My husband said it’s close too the McDonald’s shake but it could probably use less milk since it was pretty thin. Will make again.

  • lwrighty

    I added creme de menthe sauce instead of the mint extract. Yum!

  • SharonChen

    This Sham Shake is fantastic!!!! I think I will constantly have vanilla ice cream and soy milk in my fridge because of it! Had to enjoy these at the pool after making them. Great recipe!

  • HeatherFeather

    Easy, lovely, tasty. We liked this recipe better than the “original” you can buy. I used Breyer’s Vanilla Ice Cream in this, and I also dipped my glass rims in water then a bowl of green sandning sugar to make a nice presentation.

  • Kim~In~Canada

    THANK YOU SO MUCH…They stopped serving these on St.Patrick’s Day and it was so disappointing. These make up for it though…Delicious.

  • tsrweb

    This recipe was created by Todd Wilbur for his book entitled “Top Secret Recipes: Sodas, Smoothies, Spirits, & Shakes” (Penguin/Putnam 2002)

  • Cilantro in Canada

    This was fast to make and the kids loved it. Thanks for the recipe.

  • LeahMarie

    Yummy! Just like McDonald’s, only better! Thanks for sharing..

  • Petalpages

    McD’s Shamrock Shakes are one of my husband’s faves. We all loved this recipe. I added a little sea salt to reduce clumping and give because fast food shakes tend to have that slight salt taste. Just a little does the trick! Thanks for the recipe!

  • mrsbobg

    Everyone loved it! What a special treat for St. Patrick’s Day! Listening to others who reviewed it, I started with 1 cup of milk, and it was enough. 🙂