Feb 10, 2012

It's Time for Shamrock Shakes!!.. and a little rumor.

I just heard a rumor that McDonald's has Taken their illusive Shamrock Shake Nation-Wide!!
If this is true...
It means I'll get my first "real" Shamrock Shake in over 10 years soon!!
If the rumor is NOT true...
We still have this wonderful Copy-Cat version!
(I think it might even be better than the original!!... I'll let ya know for sure when &IF I find one at MY local McDonald's!)


When I was a child we waited all year for the month of March.
Not because we wanted to get busy in the garden.
Not because it was time for Spring Break.
We longed for March because March is the month of the Shamrock Shake!

All McDonalds restaurants served Shamrock Shakes during the month of March.
It was green.
It was minty.
It was refreshing.
Its kinda like a Thin Mint Girl Scout cookie. except, its cold, green and you can suck it through a straw!!
Whats NOT to love???

I'm not usually a fan of mint drinks.
But I just have to have a Shamrock Shake every March!

Did you know that I have not had a Shamrock Shake in almost 10 years????
I know!! It's almost unbelievable!!
Well, it turns out that very few McDonalds in Texas carry it!
This year, I was bound and determined to find one.
I called more than 45 Houston area McDonalds to no avail.
Most of the employees who answered my phone call didn't even know what a Shamrock Shake was!!

I even called the McDonalds cooperate headquarters!
I mean.. they have to know who they shipped the Shamrock Shake stuff to right?
They couldn't tell me!

Whats a girl to do?
Make her own Shamrock Shake thats what!!

Dana's Shamrock Shake copy-cat!

Not too shabby, if I do say so myself!

Yum, slurp, groan!
By George!! I think I got it!!

Dana's "I don't need no stinkin McDonalds!" Shamrock Shake

  • 2 cups vanilla ice cream
  • 1 1/4 cups milk
  • 1/4 - 1/2 Teaspoon Mint extract
  • 9 drops green food coloring
Optional pretty stuff
  • chocolate syrup (optional glass decoration)
  • whipped cream (optional topping)
  • green sugar (optional decoration)
  1. Blend all ingredients together until smooth and yummy.
  2. drizzle some chocolate syrup around your glass.
  3. Pour Shamrock Shake into the glass.
  4. top with whipped cream and green sugar.
  5. ENJOY!!
Happy St Patrick's Day!!


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  1. You'll be happy to know they changed their shakes last year, epic fail. They are nasty.. not even close to the real deal!

  2. I live in Arlington Texas and work at a McDonalds. We are already serving the Shamrock Shake! Also, new reader and loving your blog! =)

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  4. What a great idea! Thanks for sharing..... Will be trying this with my kiddos!


  5. Hi Dana, just stopping by to say how delightful your blog is. Thanks so much for sharing. I have recently found your blog and am now following you, and will visit often. Please stop by my blog and perhaps you would like to follow me also. Have a wonderful day. Hugs, Chris


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