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Shamrock Schnapps Shakes

Shamrock Schnapps Shakes are the perfect way to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day! Or any day you want a boozy milkshake, really. It’s made with Peppermint Schnapps and Bailey’s Irish Cream! SO good. 

Shamrock Schnapps Shakes are minty green and perfect for St. Patrick's Day! So pretty with whipped cream and rainbow sprinkles.

SHAMROCK SCHNAPPS SHAKES. Say that 3 times fast.

Let’s all get down on my level for a minute and just admit that McDonald’s Shamrock Shake is … well it’s STUPID good.

Except the time a few years back that I ordered one and it had the distinctive chalky taste of fast food milkshake mix gone wrong. Sooooo I was turned off fast food shakes for eternity. 
(except Jamocha. You literally can’t beat a Jamocha shake)

Anywho. I digress. 

I finally got a decent blender and then the homemade milkshake / smoothie game was ON. Homemade Shamrock Shakes were at the top of my list, because a couple times a year, a minty green milkshake is just … satisfying. 

Green "shamrock" milkshake with rainbow sprinkles perfect for St. Paddy's Day!

So. About this shake.

I decided to booze ’em up a little bit. Because boozy desserts are good. And also because St. Patrick’s Day. 

Homemade Shamrock Shakes with peppermint schnapps and Bailey's Irish Cream

There are a couple of key ingredients here. You’ll need Peppermint Schnapps. Obviously I bought the cheapest peppermint schnapps known to man, and it worked out JUSSSSST fine. If you’d like really good peppermint schnapps, Rumple Minze is the way to go. 

I also used Bailey’s Irish Cream and Adam’s Extract Green Food Color. 

Bailey's Irish Cream and Arnold's Extracts Green Food Coloring

Adam’s is a brand I learned about while working on last year’s Halloween Project. My Black Magic Skull Cakes don’t have any food coloring, but because Adam’s sponsored the project, they sent me samples and I was impressed! You can totally use whatever cheap little food dropper of green food color is lurking in your cabinet, but if you are looking for a new one to try, you can find Adam’s here

I ran out of my big bottle of Bailey’s Irish Cream, but had this little airplane bottle of Bailey’s Vanilla Cinnamon hanging around. It was excellent. 

Boozy Shamrock Schnapps Shakes in pretty milkshake glasses with paper straws, whipped cream, and rainbow sprinkles

What’s On Top

Sprinkles, DUH. I am a sucker for sprinkles in all forms. Rainbow non-pariels were exactly what this St. Patrick’s Day milkshake ordered. I also added a few Andes mint baking chips

Boozy Shamrock Shake! The perfect way to celebrate St. Patrick's Day


Boozy shakes! Mission Accomplished.

Looking for some other St. Patrick’s Day Desserts? 

Bailey's Irish Banana CupcakesDeath by Chocolate Guinness Cupcakes

Bailey’s Irish Banana Cupcakes are perfectly moist little banana cakes covered in a cream cheese frosting that’s made with Bailey’s Irish Cream. There’s also Bailey’s in the ganache! 

Death by Chocolate Guinness Cupcakes are probably my favorite cupcakes on the face of planet earth. That is not an exaggeration. 

And if you need something savory I suggest this Guinness BBQ Sauce

Shamrock Schnapps Shakes! The best boozy sweet treat for St. Patrick's Day!
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Shamrock Schnapps Shakes

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes

Shamrock Schnapps Shakes are the perfect dessert to celebrate St. Patrick's Day! Boozy green milkshakes made with peppermint schnapps and Bailey's Irish Cream.


  • 3 cups natural vanilla ice cream
  • 3 ounce pour Bailey's Irish Cream
  • 3 ounce pour Peppermint Schnapps
  • 2-3 drops green food coloring
  • fresh whipped cream
  • Andes Mint Baking Chips
  • sprinkles


  1. Put the ice cream, Bailey's, Peppermint Schnapps, and green food coloring in the blender.
  2. Blend until smooth.
  3. Pour into an 8 ounce glass. Top with the whipped cream and Andes Mint Chips.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 830Total Fat: 29gSaturated Fat: 15gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 12gCholesterol: 90mgSodium: 239mgCarbohydrates: 87gFiber: 2gSugar: 74gProtein: 8g

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Kim @ Soliloquy Of Food & Such

Sunday 3rd of March 2013

I am totally loving this!


Sunday 3rd of March 2013

Thanks, Kim!


Thursday 21st of February 2013

That looks AMAZING! I've never heard of a Shamrock Shake, with or without booze, but I mean, really, what drink isn't better with a little added extra...! Chocolate Milk is infinitely better as Sailor Jerry's chocolate milk...An iced coffee is nowhere near as good as a white russian...tomato juice or bloddy mary, I mean duh! I could go on...


Friday 22nd of February 2013

Ummmm. I have NEVER had a Sailor Jerry's Chocolate Milk!! I love Sailor Jerry! Booze and ice cream are really a match made in heaven. Like whiskey in cake. Best friends.

Hayley @ The Domestic Rebel

Thursday 21st of February 2013

Hellloooo, it'd be totally going against St. Patty's Day celebration code to NOT booze up your milkshake. It's written in the rules of St. Patrick's Day somewhere. Also, I stupid love Mickey D's shakes, too. And I stupid want to plant my face into this contraption and drown in minty, boozy happiness.

Allison@Main St. Cuisine

Wednesday 20th of February 2013

Shall I start house hunting for you in my neck of NC?! :-). Your shake looks delicious and minty chocolate things go over really well here!

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