St. Patrick’s Day Shamrock Shake | McDonald’s Copycat Recipe

How to make a copycat McDonald’s Shamrock Shake for St. Patrick’s Day. A tasty green mint homemade dessert to enjoy all year long!

How to make a copycat McDonald's Shamrock Shake for St. Patrick's Day. A tasty green mint homemade dessert to enjoy all year long!

Make this Simple Shamrock Shake for St. Patrick’s Day

Since my husband is half Irish, we love celebrating St. Patrick’s Day! Oh and of course enjoying green treats like Shamrock Shakes and wearing lots of green. It’s the perfect time to celebrate by making rainbow themed desserts and enjoying delicious green food and drinks.

I had fun making a homemade, healthier, copycat version of McDonald’s famous Shamrock Shake. People really go crazy over that green goodness! This delicious dessert recipe is very easy to make, and tastes just like a McDonald’s shake!

My kids love the added rainbow candy and clouds on top! Now we just need some gold… the real kind would be fantastic:-)

I’m getting the hang of making videos and having a ball! So, in honor of St. Patrick’s Day, I’m sharing how to make this Shamrock Shake recipe on my YouTube Channel.

Hopefully you will notice a change for the better in my video quality. At least now I have a reason to get my nails done. ha! Notice the green tips for this St. Patrick’s Shamrock Shake video. We’ll see how creative I can get in the future!

Please stop by to subscribe to my Youtube channel. If you can’t see the video below, you can watch How to Make a Shamrock Shake on YouTube.

This recipe would also be amazing with organic, pure Peppermint Essential Oil instead of the extract I used in the video.

I hope you enjoyed this McDonald’s Copycat Recipe for a Shamrock Shake! Thank you for watching, and have a Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

St. Patrick's Day Shamrock Shake | McDonald's Copycat Recipe
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How to make a copycat McDonald's Shamrock Shake for St. Patrick's Day. A tasty green mint homemade dessert to enjoy all year long!
Recipe type: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Serves: 1
  • 1½ cup Greek frozen yogurt
  • ½ cup Milk
  • ½ teaspoon mint extract
  • 5 drops green food coloring
  • Whipped Cream
  • Airheads Xtremes Sour Belt Candy
  1. Add frozen yogurt, milk and mint extract into a blender.
  2. Add about 5 drops of mint extract and blend to make your shamrock shake.
  3. Pour into a serving glass.
  4. Squeeze a cloud of whipped cream on each side of the top of your shake.
  5. Insert the Airheads candy into the whipped cream to create a rainbow.
  6. Serve with colorful straw and enjoy!


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About Amy Locurto

Amy is a creative mom of two and graphic designer. When she's not working on Living Locurto, she's busy designing Printable Party Supplies and working on I Heart Faces, her photography blog. Find Amy on Facebook, Google+, Pinterest, and Instagram.


  1. Robin West says:

    You are too cute…loving your videos!

  2. YUM. Awesome shake!

  3. What a great recipe and VIDEO! I pinned it.
    Diane Roark

  4. Liz Stark says:

    SUCH a cute shake recipe; and great video tutorial!


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