shake your thang, owww, do what you wanna do

After a tortuous hiatus last year, my local Mickey D’s came to their senses and decided to bring back the Shamrock Shake, just in time for St. Paddy’s Day. But for some of us, access to this minty, frosty delight for a limited time only is simply not good enough. Plus, the Shamrock Shake could strangely and suddenly disappear again, and could you live with that?

Not to fear, Shamrock Shake-lovers, here’s a recipe to enjoy at home. Full disclosure: This tastes a little like mint-chip ice cream, another thing I lived for as a kid. This version is extra thick; to thin it out, just add more milk.

Shamrock Shake

  • 3 cups vanilla ice cream
  • 1 cup whole milk
  • ¼ teaspoon peppermint extract
  • 10 drops green food coloring

Combine all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth.

Serves 2.