March 15, 2011

Shamrock Shakes!

We aren't big fans of the double arches but boy do we love our Shamrock Shakes!    I found this recipe at Saving Dollars and Sense.

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Shamrock Shake Recipe

2 c. vanilla ice cream
1 1/4 c. milk (we use 2%)
1/4 t. mint extract
8 drops green food coloring

Blend it all together until it has a nice creamy texture and all of the food coloring has been evenly mixed in to give it that nice green tone.  This will make enough for two people.


K said...

I was also planning to make these tomorrow. Do you think mint extract is the same as peppermint extract? I couldn't find any over here that just said 'mint'.

Carmen at Old House Homestead said...

I read somewhere not to use peppermint...I'm thinking maybe spearmint?

Carmen at Old House Homestead said...

Well I just found two other sites that say specifically "peppermint"...hmm. I have spearmint extract on hand. I'm going to try it with that and then see. Baffling!

K said...

Well, I'm going to give the peppermint a go then. I think I'll go a bit easy on the mint though....not sure my boy will drink it (even though I'm really looking forward to it).

Carmen at Old House Homestead said...

Great! Let me know how ya'll like them! : )

K said...

Oh so very yummy! Steve had never had one before (they don't sell them over here, and he never had one in the States while he lived there) and he really loved it - in fact, he made sure he was home on time (almost early, even!) from work last night so he wouldn't miss out!

Thanks for posting the recipe!

Carmen at Old House Homestead said...

So glad he loved them! Next time try adding in mini chocolate chips! Yum!! :)

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