Shamrock shakes are one of those things that are loved by many, specially since they only come around once a year! The good news is that these green minty shakes are super easy to make, no matter what time of year it is.
Easy Shamrock Shakes
A shamrock shake is really just a fancy green mint milkshake, and is simple to mix up at home. There’s also a ton of variations you can make on a basic shamrock shake.
Let’s take a look at what a shamrock shake has in it, and how you can tweak it to your very own tastes.
Shamrock Shake Ingredients
You may be asking yourself, what are the ingredients in a shamrock shake, anyway? As it turns out, this minty milkshake can be made with quite common items you may already have on hand.
Let’s take a look at what is in a shamrock shake:
- Vanilla ice cream
- Mint! Either peppermint extract or mint leaves
- Green food coloring
- Maraschino cherries
- Whipped cream
That’s all there is to it! The hardest ingredient to have around is probably the mint, depending on your usual habits. Peppermint extract works very well and you may have it on hand from holiday baking, or you can use fresh mint leaves.
Healthy Shamrock Shake Ideas
There isn’t anything inherently unhealthy about this shamrock shake, but there are some ways to make it even healthier!
The biggest ingredient is your ice cream, so consider using an ice cream that is low in sugar, and made with simple ingredients.
Next is the milk. If you’re health conscious, you probably have a preferred milk in mind, so use your favorite. Things like skim milk or non-dairy milk work great in this recipe.
As you can see, there is no added sugar to a shamrock shake! The sweetness comes from the ice cream and whipped cream. Again, these are areas where you can use your favorite healthy products, or even omit the whipped cream all together.
Maraschino cherries are a fun way to decorate this shamrock shake, but you can use fresh cherries or even skip these too for your prefect healthy shamrock shake.
Keto Shamrock Shake Ideas
Now, let’s talk about making this shamrock shake keto! This shake is so easy to make, and has such simple ingredients that we are almost there already.
The biggest issue of course, is the ice cream, so be sure to use keto friendly ice cream.
Here are a couple of keto ice cream brands to look at:
- Rebel Ice cream
- Mammoth Creamerie Keto Vanilla Ice Cream
- Enlightened Ice Cream
You can even make your own Keto Vanilla Ice Cream!
The next big component of this recipe to switch up to make a keto shamrock shake is the whipped cream. Be sure to choose a sugar free whipped cream, or a whipped cream with artificial sweeteners to keep it keto.
Check out this great recipe for keto whipped cream!
How to Make a Shamrock Shake
Making a shamrock shake is super simple. It’s just like making any other milkshake!
You can use a blender, or even an immersion blender with a bowl or pitcher.
Combine you ingredients and blend blend blend!
Then, you have your options for garnishing. We love to add whipped cream and maraschino cherries.
Want to spruce up that shamrock shake a bit more?
Consider drizzling with chocolate syrup or adding chocolate chips!
For an extra fun treat, considering serving them in fancy glasses like we do!
This is a great quick and easy favorite! This shamrock shake recipe is easily tweaked to be keto by using your favorite keto ice cream, and sugar free whipped cream. To make this healthier, choose your favorite options like low sugar low fat ice cream, and your favorite milk like skim milk or non-dairy milks. To make this a real treat, serve in a fun milkshake glass!
This is a great quick and easy favorite! This shamrock shake recipe is easily tweaked to be keto by using your favorite keto ice cream, and sugar free whipped cream.
To make this healthier, choose your favorite options like low sugar low fat ice cream, and your favorite milk like skim milk or non-dairy milks.
To make this a real treat, serve in a fun milkshake glass!