McDonald's Shamrock Shake recipe:  How to make the St Patrick's Day favourite at home
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McDonald's Shamrock Shake recipe: How to make the St Patrick's Day favourite at home

IF YOU find yourself craving McDonald’s St Patrick’s Day special but can’t get to a branch of the Golden Arches, then the Irish Post has some good news. 

Because, as it turns out, making your very own McDonald’s Shamrock Shake couldn’t be easier. 

It’s the limited-edition menu addition that fast food loving Irish folk the world over look forward to most. But what many probably don’t realise is that it can be easily put together as a fakeaway at home. 

What ingredients do I need to make a McDonald’s Shamrock Shake at home? 

To make your very own 'Fakeaway' McDonald's Shamrock Shake you will need some vanilla ice cream, heavy cream, peppermint extract, green food colouring and whipped cream.

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How do I make a McDonald’s Shamrock Shake at home? 

The recipe could not be simpler. Take three large coups of vanilla ice cream, one scoop of heavy cream, half a teaspoon of peppermint extract and six drops of green food colouring. Mix together either by hand or preferably in a blender.

Once smooth, pour into a glass or container of your choice and top with whipped cream. Serve and enjoy.

What is the recipe for the homemade McDonald’s Shamrock Shake at home? 

All of the ingredients and step-by-step instructions can be found below:

Ingredients
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  • 3 large scoops vanilla ice cream (about 1/4 c. each)
  • One large scoop of heavy cream
  • 1/2 tsp of peppermint extract
  • 6 drops green food colouring
  • Whipped cream, for topping
Instructions
  1. In a blender, mix vanilla ice cream, heavy cream, peppermint extract, and food coloring until completely smooth, then pour into a glass.
  2. Top with whipped cream and a cherry before serving.

Can I add alcohol to my McDonald’s Shamrock Shake at home? 

Yes, but only if you are the required legal age. Vodka, flavoured or otherwise, is the recommended spirit of choice to complement your 'Fakeaway' McDonald's Shamrock Shake.

Happy St Patrick's Day!