Can you believe it’s already March? Spring is almost here. *praise hands emoji* March is often associated with green. Green grass, green leaves, green beer. St. Patrick’s Day epitomizes all things green. Corned beef, fish and chips, and Irish soda bread are commonly associated foods with the holiday. Another favorite is McDonald’s Shamrock Shake. The green shake is available annually across the United States, Canada, and Ireland. I was surprised to learn that this shake has been around since 1970. I haven’t eaten at McDonald’s in years. I occasionally crave them and have made my own using mint ice cream to make a healthier version. I was trying to decide what festive recipe to make that was dietary-restriction friendly, I decided on a homemade Shamrock Shake.
You only need a few ingredients and a few minutes. It’s really simple to make and you don’t have to wait a long time to consume it.Easy Homemade #ShamrockShake (GF, DF, SF) Click To Tweet
1.5 cups So Delicious CocoWhip
1/2 cup So Delicious coconut milk or dairy-free milk alternative
1/4 creme de menthe
Optional: 3-4 ice cubes
fresh mint for garnish
Combine all ingredients in a blender or mixing bowl and blend until smooth.
All done. Yep, that’s it. This makes about 6 ounces.
Pro Tip #1: Swap So Delicious CocoWhip with vanilla yogurt alternative. The recipe I found called for So Delicious vanilla bean coconut milk non-dairy frozen dessert. We noticed a grocery store no longer carried it and from what I can gather from the website, they no longer make this product. That’s why we substituted it with the CocoWhip.
Pro Tip #2: For a thinner shake, add more coconut milk or dairy-free milk alternative.
The shake is REALLY good! It’s a really great alternative to the real deal. Next time, I think we’ll also add a chocolate garnish.
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