These St. Patrick’s Day Shamrock Shakes are simple and delicious — a perfect treat for your little Leprechauns. 

 

For this Irish Catholic family, celebrating St. Patrick’s Day is a necessity — and it’s just plain fun. I like to surprise the kids with green treats and little shamrock surprises all day long. If you’re like me, try making these Minty Shamrock Milkshakes with your little leprechauns. They’ll love them.

 

Minty Shamrock Shake

 

And they’re a cinch to make.

 

Shamrock Milkshake Recipe

What could be easier than this simple shamrock shake that can be made with just four ingredients? Absolutely nothing, which makes these milkshakes a super-simple and delicious treat for your kids. Try it yourself — and get the little ones to help you!

Ingredients

Minty Shamrock Shake

 

Directions

In a blender, combine, ice cream, milk, peppermint extract and few drops of food coloring.Minty Shamrock Shake

 

Blend together at high-speed until smooth. Minty Shamrock Shake

 

Pour the milkshake in two glasses.Minty Shamrock Shake

 

 

Top each glass with a couple of tablespoons of whipped topping (optional)

 

Decorate with green and white sprinkles, green sanding sugar or Maraschino cherries (optional). Minty Shamrock Shake

 

NOTE: The amount of food coloring is a personal choice. For the cool minty green color in the photos, I added 5 drops of green food color.

 

Minty Shamrock Shake

 

Your Turn:

Do you have a favorite St. Patrick’s Day treat that you love to share with your kiddos? Tell me all about it.

 

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Colleen Kessler

Colleen is an explorer, tinkerer, educator, writer, creator, and a passionate advocate for the needs of gifted and twice-exceptional children. She has a B.S. in elementary education, a M.Ed. in gifted studies, is a sought-after national speaker and educational consultant, and is the founder of the popular blog and podcast Raising Lifelong Learners, as well as Raising Poppies, a community of support for parents of gifted children. She lives in northeast Ohio with her four bright and quirky kiddos, patient husband, and ever-changing collection of small reptiles, mammals, and insects.