DIY Shamrock Shake Recipe with Free Printable Straw Tags

February 19, 2014 by Amy Clark


St. Patrick’s Day is just around the corner!  This holiday makes me want to indulge in one of my all-time favorite treats… the oh-so-delicious Shamrock Shake. You don’t have to swing by your local fast food joint to indulge though because I have the recipe to this one and you can indulge in it for a fun family night treat any night of the week.





To make these shakes, be sure to invest in a good quality ice cream as the base for your shake.  We decided to create ours with Breyers Homemade Vanilla Ice Cream which added just the right consistency of creaminess to this shake. Of course, the star of this shake is the peppermint extract, which adds that familiar minty flavor we love. The color  in this shake comes from the addition of a little food coloring and we added a festive addition of sprinkles to our glasses.

To add sprinkles to your own mugs, simply dip the rim of your cup in a shallow bowl of water and then dip the wet rim in sprinkles. To make it extra festive, look for St. Patrick’s Day themed sprinkles in the baking aisle of your grocery store. To keep it frugal though, like we did, just use those leftover green sprinkles from your Christmas baking.





I created these fun St. Patrick’s Day straw printables that you can use to add a festive touch to your glasses. Simply print our free printable out on white heavy cardstock. Cut out each of the printables and then add a hole at the top, with a handy hole punch, to create an opening for your straw to slip through.

I hope you love this fun treat as much as my kids did and that you enjoy our fun printable too! Happy St. Patrick’s Day, Kenmore readers!

DIY Shamrock Shake Recipe

  • 2 cups vanilla ice cream
  • 1 1/4 cups low fat milk
  • 1/4 teaspoon mint extract
  • 8 drops food coloring
  • Sprinkles, optional

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 mugs and add a straw with one of our free printable straw tags.

Download our free Straw Printables HERE.

Amy Clark

Amy Allen Clark has been the driving force behind MomAdvice since 2004. In addition to running a successful community for women and running after her two kids, she has appeared on The Early Show, and in Parents magazine, Redbook, Martha Stewart’s Everyday Food, MSN Money and The New York Times.