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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.)
  • 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.

Boozy Shamrock Shake

Published By Jill
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
Prep Time 5 mins
Total Time 5 mins
Course Drinks
Cuisine American
Servings 2
Calories 592 kcal


  • Blender


  • 3 cups vanilla ice cream
  • ½ cup Baileys Irish Cream
  • ½ teaspoon mint extract *not peppermint
  • 10 drops green food coloring
  • whipped cream optional
  • maraschino cherries optional


  • 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.


Serving: 2gCalories: 592kcalCarbohydrates: 51gProtein: 9gFat: 20gSaturated Fat: 11gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 87mgSodium: 153mgPotassium: 394mgFiber: 1gSugar: 54gVitamin A: 834IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 253mgIron: 1mg
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