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This shamrock shake is something pretty special! It is a St. Patrick’s shake made with Bailey’s, topped with Irish Cream infused whipped cream and crowned with some magically delicious marshmallows. You will love this Irish Cream milkshake! It is perfect for all your St. Patty’s day celebrations.

Food blogger, Bella Bucchiotti of xoxoBella, shares a recipe for a magically delicious shamrock shake with Bailey's Irish Cream. This is perfect for St. Patrick's Day celebrations and parties.

This boozy shamrock shake is rich and decadent whether you tweak the recipe or make it just like I did. So enjoy every sip of your shamrock shake and have a blessed St Patrick’s Day!

Food blogger, Bella Bucchiotti of xoxoBella, shares a recipe for a magically delicious shamrock shake with Bailey's Irish Cream. This is perfect for St. Patrick's Day celebrations and parties.

Truthfully, I never had Lucky Charms cereal until I bought it recently. It wasn’t the type of cereal we ever had at home growing up.  Similar to Fruit Loops and the Rainbow Dream Squares that I made, I decided to use the Lucky Charms in a fun way. It does take a bit of time to pick the marshmallows out of the cereal, but what else do you have to do with your time?

Food blogger, Bella Bucchiotti of xoxoBella, shares a recipe for a magically delicious shamrock shake with Bailey's Irish Cream. This is perfect for St. Patrick's Day celebrations and parties.

It is worth the effort because the result is this magically delicious shamrock shake which tastes just as impressive as it looks! Serve this festive beverage in tall, thin glasses. Slim Jim type glasses would work. If you want to make smaller servings though, a martini glass would look pretty.

Lucky History of the Shamrock Shake

Have you tried a St Patrick’s shake? This green-coloured, mint-flavoured ice cream milkshake is so good. The original one was introduced by McDonalds back in 1970. These shakes are sold in February and March at some McDonalds restaurants in Canada, the US and Ireland. Interestingly the shamrock sundae was introduced a decade later, but only lasted a year due to poor sales.

Food blogger, Bella Bucchiotti of xoxoBella, shares a recipe for a magically delicious shamrock shake with Bailey's Irish Cream. This is perfect for St. Patrick's Day celebrations and parties.

This recipe is quite different from the McDonalds version though, because it is more magical! Not only did I use the ice cream, peppermint extract and green food colouring the restaurant version includes, but more too.

Food blogger, Bella Bucchiotti of xoxoBella shares a recipe for a St. Patrick's shake. This shamrock shake is a tasty and cute Irish Cream milkshake.
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Why You Will Love this Irish Cream Shake

  • Coffee Flavour – The combination of creamy vanilla ice cream and Irish cream liqueur creates a rich, indulgent flavour that is irresistible.
  • Easy to Make – Once you have your ingredients pulled together, this drink recipe comes together quickly.
  • Green Colour – It’s perfect for St. Patrick’s Day or other festive occasions.
  • Boozy Milkshake – Who doesn’t love a dessert and cocktail combination?
Food blogger, Bella Bucchiotti of xoxoBella, shares a recipe for a magically delicious shamrock shake with Bailey's Irish Cream. This is perfect for St. Patrick's Day celebrations and parties.

Irish Cream Milkshake Ingredients

The Irish cream is so smooth and delicious, and goes perfectly in this St Patrick’s shake. It is whipped up with cream and icing sugar to give it a thick consistency. This allows the Lucky Charms marshmallows and sprinkles to sit on the creamy topping without falling through. You will need to use a cold metal bowl to whip the Irish cream, whipping cream and icing sugar together. You will want to form peaks with the mixture to get the right texture.

Food blogger, Bella Bucchiotti of xoxoBella, shares a recipe for a magically delicious shamrock shake with Bailey's Irish Cream. This is perfect for St. Patrick's Day celebrations and parties.

Dipping the glass into sprinkles gives the rim a pretty look. Dip the rim in lemon, lime or even orange juice. This makes the sprinkles stick to the glass. Green is the obvious colour of choice here, or you could use one of the bright colours of the marshmallows. The drink is already green. But there’s no such thing as too much green for a St Patrick’s shake!

Food blogger, Bella Bucchiotti of xoxoBella, shares a recipe for a magically delicious shamrock shake. You will love this Irish Cream milkshake for St. Patty's Day!

This is a very filling ice cream milkshake, and it would also work as a dessert. Kick off the evening of St Patrick’s Day by sipping a shamrock shake after dinner. I guarantee if you’re a fan of Irish cream and peppermint you are going to love it!

Food blogger, Bella Bucchiotti of xoxoBella, shares a recipe for a magically delicious shamrock shake. You will love this Irish Cream milkshake for St. Patty's Day!

Shamrock Shake Variations

There are a number of variations you could try. You can use your favourite brand of ice cream to make this. I chose a real dairy ice cream, because I prefer the taste to other ice creams. Ice cream is very much a personal choice though, so you can use whatever you happen to prefer. This Irish cream milkshake is going to be delicious as long as you use your favourite kind of ice cream. It is a treat worth looking forward to, and one of the best parts of St Patrick’s Day.

Food blogger, Bella Bucchiotti of xoxoBella, shares a recipe for a magically delicious shamrock shake. You will love this Irish Cream milkshake for St. Patty's Day!

A dairy-free version of this boozy shake would work fine, and you can also use dairy free milk and cream, omitting the Irish cream too. The flavour would be different, but everyone has their own preferences and dietary needs, so make it your way. And get ready to be impressed by the result! Coffee ice cream or mint chocolate chip ice cream could be used instead of vanilla. You could add in some Creme de Menthe in addition to the coffee liqueur for another flavour option.

Food blogger, Bella Bucchiotti of xoxoBella, shares a recipe for a magically delicious shamrock shake. You will love this Irish Cream milkshake for St. Patty's Day!

If you want a non-alcoholic version, you can substitute the Bailey’s for milk and the Irish Cream for vanilla extract. That way the kids can also enjoy this creamy confection. And as soon as they spot those Lucky Charms marshmallows they are sure to want some. Instead of Lucky Charms, you could use mini chocolate chips, green sprinkles or even a drizzle chocolate syrup on it instead.

Food blogger, Bella Bucchiotti of xoxoBella, shares a recipe for a magically delicious shamrock shake. You will love this Irish Cream milkshake for St. Patty's Day!

So this St Patrick’s Day, get ready to go all out and impress everyone with this Bailey’s shake and more. Rustle up Irish tacos with corned beef and cabbage or Corned Beef Hash Au Gratin as your main dish. Then enjoy this St Patrick’s Day shake as dessert instead of the traditional Irish coffee.

Food blogger, Bella Bucchiotti of xoxoBella, shares a recipe for a magically delicious shamrock shake. You will love this Irish Cream milkshake for St. Patty's Day!

It’s so good you’re going to want to make this Bailey’s milkshake every year from here on out! Other tasty snacks for St Patrick’s Day include shamrock cookies, Pistachio Pudding Coffee Cake and Lucky Charms Donuts. Or in fact anything green! Green is going to be your lucky colour all day.

Irish Cream Milkshake Recipe

5 from 2 votes

Irish Cream Milkshake

By: Bella Bucchiotti
This shamrock shake is made with Bailey’s, topped with Irish Cream infused whipped cream and crowned with some magically delicious marshmallows.
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 0 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 2

Ingredients 

  • 2 Cups vanilla ice cream
  • 1/2 Cup Irish Cream, Bailey's
  • 1/4 Cup milk
  • 1/2 Teaspoon peppermint extract
  • 3 Drops food coloring, Green
  • 1/2 Cup whipping cream
  • 1/4 Cup icing sugar
  • 1 Teaspoon Irish Cream, Bailey's
  • 2 Tablespoons sanding sugar, green, divided
  • 1 Wedge lemon
  • 1/4 Cup Lucky Charms , marshmallows

Instructions 

  • Rub the lemon wedge along the rim of the glasses. Place the sanding sugar on a small plate and dip the rim of glass into sanding sugar. Set aside.
  • Put the ice cream, Bailey’s, milk, and peppermint in a blender and blend.
  • Add the green food coloring to get the preferred shade of green.
  • Pour into glasses.
  • In a cold metal bowl, whip the cream, Irish Cream and icing sugar together until peaks form.
  • Add whipped cream to glasses, top with Lucky Charms marshmallows and a pinch of sanding sugar.

Nutrition

Calories: 779kcal | Carbohydrates: 69g | Protein: 9g | Fat: 46g | Saturated Fat: 28g | Cholesterol: 143mg | Sodium: 171mg | Potassium: 348mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 59g | Vitamin A: 1607IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 262mg | Iron: 1mg
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I hope you have some fun activities planned for St. Patrick’s Day! Let me know if you try this Baileys Irish cream milkshake recipe. These lucky green milkshakes will become an annual tradition.

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Bella Bucchiotti

Bella Bucchiotti is a Canadian-based syndicated food, travel, and lifestyle writer, photographer, and creator at xoxoBella. She founded xoxoBella in 2015, where she shares her love for food, dogs, sustainability, fitness, crafts, outdoor adventures, travel, and philanthropy to encourage others to run the extra mile, try new recipes, visit unfamiliar places, and stand for a cause. Bella creates stress-free and family-friendly recipes for weeknight dinners and festive feasts.

 

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