March 8th, 2012

Shamrock Shakes

Shamrock Shake

Calling all leprechauns! Wow! St. Patrick’s Day is almost here. Does it seem to you like we were just celebrating Christmas? I guess time flies when we’re having fun, and St. Patrick’s Day is certainly all about fun. I love the way we can count on most Americans to suddenly become Irish (if only just for a day) and don their favorite shade of green. I just happen to be a wee bit Irish myself, thanks to my Pritchard ancestors. I only know that because in addition to my love of cooking, I’m also a genealogy nut. But whether you’re Irish, or just claiming to be, you might just want to celebrate on the 17th by serving up some of these minty Shamrock Shakes. Your friends will turn green with envy!

You’re going to need vanilla ice cream, milk, mint extract, and green food coloring. Whipped cream and green sprinkles are optional, but highly recommended.
Measure out the vanilla ice cream (it’s easier if it’s a little bit soft) and place it in a blender.
Add milk, mint extract, and green food coloring. Blend until thoroughly mixed.
Pour into glasses. Top with whipped cream and green cake sprinkles if desired.  Cheers!
Shamrock Shake

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3 Responses to “Shamrock Shakes”

  1. I also have some Pritchard ancestors. They lived in West Virginia. My grandmother’s aunt and uncle, I think.

  2. Amber, my Pritchard ancestors moved from Tennessee to Kentucky during the Civil War. I haven’t yet figured out where they were before they got to Tennessee, but I suspect it might have been North Carolina or Virginia.

  3. Yum. I think McDonald’s can just do without my money from now on. We love putting Oreos in ours too. Tastes like a Girl Scout thin mint cookie. Thanks for the recipe, we love it and will use it from now on. 🙂


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