One of the things I remember most about this time of the year is the shamrock shakes from MC Donald’s. I didn’t really eat there often, but my mom always took me to get one of these yummy green shakes for St. Patrick’s Day! Gosh I loved these! There was something so exciting about the green shake and whipped cream, it was just so delicious. As a grown up I still crave these yummy treats and want my daughter to experience them too. As you know we have eliminated food dye in our home when the New Year began so I needed to be creative and make these shakes at home. I bought all of the ingredients and decided to make a shake for my girls and an extra special one for Mama! Mom life is hard work, so we deserve a little treat at the end of the day. There is nothing wrong with a little boozy ice cream every now and then. So I made a little mommy and me shamrock shake and they were a hit! I am in love with the all natural food dyes from McCormick. We are able to still make fun treats at home and keep our diets in check. I also was able to give our shakes a minty flavor too! I hope you love these as much as we do !
Vanilla Ice Cream
1 teaspoon peppermint extract
blue & yellow all natural food color ( or you can use green)
sprinkles ( optional)
🙂 Baileys for the Mamas!!!!
Blend Ice cream, milk, coloring in blender. Add extract & food coloring. ( for the mamas this is where you can add the baileys too!!! ) Blend and pour into and adorable cup or mug! Top with whipped cream, sprinkles, cherry, anything you want! Enjoy!!!
Mamas… You will want to make these boozy shakes all of the time… with mint or no mint…. Yummmmmmmmmy!