Boozy Shamrock Shake

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It’s almost St. Patrick’s Day and it’s the perfect time for a minty delicious treat. This milkshake is for the grownups only, though. This Boozy Shamrock Shake has Bailey’s Irish Cream in it and gives it a nice additional flavor.

Boozy Shamrock Shake

Boozy Shamrock Shake

I absolutely love the flavor of mint in desserts. If however, it isn’t your favorite thing, I encourage you to try a Shamrock Shake anyway! They are incredibly popular for a reason and even folks that don’t traditionally love mint, really love this.

If your preference is a non-alcoholic version or want to make one for the whole family to enjoy, we have a CopyCat recipe of the McDonald’s Shamrock Shake. It’s delicious!

Boozy Shamrock Shake

Ingredients You Need

The ingredients are simple and just like a traditional milkshake you would make at home with one big difference.

  • Vanilla Ice Cream – any brand or flavor (ie: french vanilla, vanilla bean, etc.) Or you can use homemade vanilla ice cream!
  • Bailey’s Irish Cream – this basically replaces the milk in the recipe.
  • Mint Extract – make sure you don’t get *peppermint* extract, it’s not the same.
  • Green Food Coloring – this is what makes the milkshake look festive for St. Patrick’s Day. If you’d like to skip this step it’s fine.
  • Whipped Cream & Maraschino Cherries – to top off the milkshake and add extra yummy flavor. This step is optional.

How to Make a Boozy Shamrock Shake

If you guessed that you probably already know how to make this, you probably do! If you’ve made a milkshake before, this will be familiar.

  1. Simply add the ingredients (minus the toppings) to a blender and pulse until it’s smooth.
  2. Pour the shake into glasses and top it all off with a dollop of whipped cream and a cherry.
Boozy Shamrock Shake 3

Something that can make this more fun and festive on St. Patrick’s Day is to add some fun accessories like:


More Fun St. Patrick’s Day Treats

Miniature St. Patrick’s Day Cheesecakes

Irish Potato Candy

Shamrock Pretzels

Leprechaun Rainbow Cake

A delicious adult beverage for St. Patrick's Day. A Boozy Shamrock Shake is full of ice cream, mint and Bailey's Irish Cream.
5 from 1 vote

Boozy Shamrock Shake

A delicious adult beverage for St. Patrick's Day. A Boozy Shamrock Shake is full of ice cream, mint and Bailey's Irish Cream.
Servings: 2
Prep: 5 minutes
Total: 5 minutes



  • Combine ice cream, Irish Cream, mint extract, and green food coloring in a blender.
  • Blend until smooth.
  • Pour into glasses; top with whipping cream and a cherry.

Last Step:

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Serving: 2g | Calories: 592kcal | Carbohydrates: 51g | Protein: 9g | Fat: 20g | Saturated Fat: 11g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 87mg | Sodium: 153mg | Potassium: 394mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 54g | Vitamin A: 834IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 253mg | Iron: 1mg


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