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This Boozy Shamrock Shake blends creamy vanilla ice cream with refreshing mint flavor and a touch of Baileys Irish cream. It’s the perfect way to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in style with pure, delicious fun!

Boozy Shamrock Shake which is a green shake with whipped cream and a maraschino cherry. St. Patrick's day style kitchen towel on counter top.

 

You’ll love this Boozy Shamrock Shake recipe for a sweet treat infused with Irish cream liqueur.

We’re taking the classic McDonald’s Shamrock Shake and giving it a boozy twist! Not only are we combining the flavors of peppermint and vanilla ice cream, we’re giving it a chocolate boost with Baileys Irish Cream.

Plus, instead of the typical peppermint extract, we’re adding Creme de Menthe to grab that minty flavor while adding a little extra booze. Oh yes please!

Boozy shamrock shake next to a bottle of Baileys Irish Cream.

What is a Shamrock Shake?

A Shamrock Shake is a seasonal mint-flavored milkshake sold at McDonald’s during March to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day. It’s known for its vibrant green color and sweet, minty taste.

We’re taking it up a notch and making it a grown-up treat with added liquor. Making it a delicious minty shake that’s perfect for a dessert drink.

Why You’ll Love this Boozy Shamrock Shake

Easy and Customizable: This recipe requires minimal ingredients and comes together in a blender in just minutes. Plus, you can adjust the amount of Baileys and Creme de Menthe to suit your own tastes.

Rich and Creamy: The combination of vanilla ice cream and Baileys Irish Cream creates a luxuriously smooth and creamy texture, making every sip a delightful indulgence.

Festive and Fun: Can’t go wrong with a green shake for your St. Patrick’s Day celebrations. It’s a festive drink your friends and family will love for your St. Patrick’s Day celebrations.

 

Kitchen Equipment Needed

  • Blender – I use this Ninja Blender here on Amazon, and it is amazing. It crushes ice like a boss and blends everything to perfect smoothness!
  • Ice Cream Scoop

Ingredients

Vanilla Ice Cream: The sweet and creamy base of this shake recipe.

Baileys Irish Cream: Sweet taste of chocolate, vanilla, and Irish whiskey all in a creamy liqueur.

Creme de Menthe: A green, mint-flavored liqueur that adds the deliciously minty taste to the shake.

Green Food Coloring (optional): The mint liqueur will give it a light green color. To make it more vibrant, add 5-10 drops of green food coloring.

Garnishes: Whipped cream is the perfect sweet topping and a maraschino cherry for pop of color.

Boozy Shamrock Shake ingredients displayed on counter top.

How to Make a Boozy Shamrock Shake

  1. Add vanilla ice cream, Baileys, Creme de Menthe, and food coloring in the blender (seriously consider getting a Ninja Blender, it’s the best blender for cocktails and shakes).
  2. Blend all of the ingredients until smooth.
  3. Pour into a glass.
  4. Top with whipped cream and maraschino cherry.

​Variations

There are so many things you can add to this Baileys Shamrock Shake.

  • Add More Booze: Add an ounce of vanilla vodka. Remember not to over do it or you’ll lose the frozen shake texture.
  • Mint Substitutions: If you don’t have Creme de Menthe, use peppermint extract or peppermint schnapps. You’ll definitely need food coloring if not using green Creme de Menthe.
  • Chocolate: Add a drizzle of chocolate syrup inside the glass before pouring in your shake.
  • Garnishes: Have fun with your garnishes. Add mint leaves, green sprinkles or Lucky Charms on top!

Can I Make a Non-Alcoholic Version?

Of course! Simply omit the Baileys Irish Cream and Creme de Menthe and add a little whole milk to get it extra creamy.

To get the flavors of cool mint, add 4-6 drops of peppermint extract.

More St. Patrick’s Day Cocktails

Luck of the Irish Cocktail

Jameson Whiskey Sour

Baileys White Russian

Irish Margarita

Irish Lemonade

​Plan on adding this Boozy Shamrock Shake to this year’s St. Patrick’s Day fun!

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Boozy Shamrock Shake

Boozy Shamrock Shake which is a green shake with whipped cream and a maraschino cherry. St. Patrick's day style kitchen towel on counter top.

This Boozy Shamrock Shake blends creamy vanilla ice cream with refreshing mint flavor and a touch of Baileys Irish cream. It's the perfect way to celebrate St. Patrick's Day in style with pure, delicious fun!

Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes

Ingredients

  • 2 cups Vanilla Ice Cream
  • 1/4 cup Baileys Irish Cream
  • 1.5 ounces Creme de Menthe
  • 4-6 drops Green Food Coloring (optional)
  • Whipped Cream, topping
  • Garnish with Maraschino Cherry

Instructions

  1. Add vanilla ice cream, Baileys Irish Cream, Cream de Menthe, and food coloring into the blender.
  2. Blend all of the ingredients until smooth.
  3. Pour into a glass.
  4. Top with whipped cream and a maraschino cherry.

Notes

See recipe post for variations. Drink Responsibly.

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Nutrition Information:

Yield:

1

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 577Total Fat: 31gTrans Fat: 0gCholesterol: 92mgSodium: 161mgCarbohydrates: 64gFiber: 2gSugar: 82gProtein: 10g

Nutritional values are estimates and not exact.

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