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. 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.
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.
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.
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.
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 shakes! Mission Accomplished.
Looking for some other St. Patrick’s Day Desserts?
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.
- 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
- Put the ice cream, Bailey's, Peppermint Schnapps, and green food coloring in the blender.
- Blend until smooth.
- Pour into an 8 ounce glass. Top with the whipped cream and Andes Mint Chips.
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Nutrition Information:Yield: 2 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 830 Total Fat: 29g Saturated Fat: 15g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 12g Cholesterol: 90mg Sodium: 239mg Carbohydrates: 87g Fiber: 2g Sugar: 74g Protein: 8g