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!
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 decide 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?
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.
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.
They’re always after me Lucky Charms!
The Perfect Blend of 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.
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!
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!
Magically Delicious Shamrock Shake
Magically Delicious Shamrock Shake
- 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
- 1 Pinch Sprinkles Green
- 1/4 Cup Lucky Charms marshmallows
- Rub the lemon wedge along the rim of the glasses. Place sprinkles on a small plate and dip rim of glass into sprinkles. 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 sprinkles.
The nutrition information provided are only estimates based on an online nutritional calculator. I am not a certified nutritionist. Please consult a professional nutritionist or doctor for accurate information and any dietary restrictions and concerns you may have.
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.
A dairy-free version 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!
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.
So this St Patrick’s Day, get ready to go all out and impress everyone. Rustle up corned beef and cabbage with potatoes as your main dish. Then enjoy this ice cream milkshake as dessert.
It’s so good you’re going to want to make it every St Patrick’s Day from here on out! Other tasty snacks for St Patrick’s Day include shamrock cookies and cupcakes. Or in fact anything green! Green is going to be your lucky colour all day. If you are a fan of Lucky Charms, you need to check out this Lucky Charms cake that I made.
This magically delicious 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!
I hope you have some fun activities planned for St. Patrick’s Day! Let me know if you try this Magically Delicious Shamrock Shake recipe. This Irish cream milkshake will become an annual tradition. You might also like these Gluten Free Sugar Cookies for St. Patrick’s Day recipe, too!