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ST. PATRICK’S DAY: Green Mint Milkshake

Drinkin’ o’ the green: a delicious milkshake. Photo courtesy McCormick.


This classic milkshake can be transformed into a St. Patrick’s Day special with a hint of green food coloring. Here are two delightful recipes, both with a hint o’ mint: one that everyone will enjoy, one strictly for adults (using creme de menthe instead of peppermint extract).

Our first mint milkshake recipe, from McCormick, makes three servings; prep time is just five minutes.



  • 1 pint (2 cups) vanilla ice cream
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon pure peppermint extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon green food color
  • Optional garnishes: whipped cream,* green sprinkles


    1. Place ice cream, milk, peppermint extract and green food color in blender; cover. Blend on high speed until smooth.

    2. Pour into glasses. Top with whipped cream and sprinkles, if desired. Serve immediately.

    *You can make green whipped cream, too. Make a conventional whipped cream recipe, adding several drops of food color before beating. Add it drop by drop, until you reach the desired color.


    Ingredients Per Drink

  • 1 shot Irish whiskey
  • 1/2 ounce green creme de menthe liqueur
  • 2 scoops vanilla ice cream
  • 4 drops green food color (more if desired)
  • Optional garnishes: whipped cream, green sanding sugar

    1. Place whiskey, liqueur, ice cream and green food color in blender; cover. Blend on high speed until smooth.

    2. Pour into glass. Top with whipped cream/green whipped cream and sanding sugar, if desired. Serve immediately.

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