Shamrock Shake

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Kimberly Biegacki

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@pistachyoo

When St. Pat's Day rolls around one thing I always try and get is a McDonald's Shamrock Shake. The challenge is they don't sell them at every location. So, the hunt begins to get my Shamrock Shake and it wasn't till my fifth try did I find one. They did make them a little different this year but they were still very tasty.

And when I want one at home here is a recipe I came up with after searching at least a dozen faux recipes. Just in case, you have never had one this will come close to the real thing.
Also, you can check this website and see if they sell any in your area. ShamrockShake.com

I added a little history behind the famous Shamrock Shake for all to read below. It is a great story! Hope you enjoy and tell me if you love them as much as I do.

Rating:

★★★★★ 3 votes

Comments:
Serves:
2 people
Prep:
5 Min
Method:
Blend

Ingredients

  • FAUX MC'DONALDS SHAMROCK SHAKE RECIPE

  • 2 1/2 c
    vanilla ice cream
  • 1 1/2 c
    half and half
  • 1/3 tsp
    peppermint extract
  • 6-9 dash(es)
    green food coloring
  • TOPPING FOR SHAKE

  • ·
    whipped cream, sweetened
  • ·
    green sprinkles, optional
  • ·
    maraschino cherries

How to Make Shamrock Shake

Step-by-Step

  1. Finally the secrets behind the McDonald's best-selling Shamrock Shake have been revealed. Strangely, the bright green minty treat dates back to the 1970, and its story is based on charity.

    The Shamrock Shake was developed in 1970, according to McDonald's. However, according to reports on Delish.com, Harold Rosen, who owned a McDonald's in Connecticut, claims he invented the popular holiday drink in 1966.

    The McDonalds website says, "It all began with a little girl, a football team, and a visionary doctor."

    The Philadelphia Eagles tight end Fred Hill's daughter was diagnosed with leukemia and began treatment. The Hill family were camping out in waiting rooms in hospitals and saw other families doing the same. They realized that many families travelling long distances to visit their sick family members had nowhere to stay and could not afford hotel rooms. The Hill family did something about it.

    Hill and his team decided to raise some funds. The team's general manager, Jim Murray, called a friend in McDonald's advertising and suggested the team on the next promotional push. It just happened to be St. Patrick's Day.

    The Shamrock Shake raised enough money to buy a four-story house which was the first Ronald McDonald House Charity.

    By: By CATHY HAYES , IrishCentral.com Staff Writer
  2. Combine all your ingredients into a blender, mix on high. Use a spoon if necessary to distribute the ice cream in blender so it all gets blended together well.

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