Drink Essentials: Adult Shamrock Shake

Andy Anderson !


This is my “adult” version of the Shamrock Shake. It is simple to make and comes at a perfect time on the calendar, when we celebrate St. Patrick’s Day.

So, you ready… Let’s get into the kitchen.


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5 Min
No-Cook or Other



  • 1/4 c
    half & half, very cold
  • 1/2 c
    milk, very cold
  • 3 scoop(s)
    french vanilla ice cream
  • 1/8 tsp
    food coloring, green, of course (4 - 5 drops)
  • 1 tsp
    peppermint extract
  • 1 - 2 oz
    whiskey, irish, of course

  • ·
    whipped cream, for topping.

  • ·
    more irish whiskey, of course

How to Make Drink Essentials: Adult Shamrock Shake


  2. Gather your Ingredients (mise en place).
  3. Add everything but the whipped cream to a blender, and blend until smooth, and creamy.
  4. Chef’s Note: For an added treat, take a peppermint candy cane, place it into a small baggie, and smash it up into bits, then sprinkle the bits on top of the whipped cream. If you can get a green candy cane, you get extra bonus points :-)
  5. Chef’s Note: If you make your own whipped cream, then add a drop or two of green food coloring to the whipped cream… more bonus points.
  7. Divide between two glasses, and top with whipped cream. Enjoy.
  8. Keep the faith, and keep drinking... err cooking.

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About Drink Essentials: Adult Shamrock Shake

Course/Dish: Ice Cream Drinks
Main Ingredient: Alcohol
Regional Style: Irish

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