Lucky Green Mint Milkshake for St. Patrick’s Day

by Cat Davis*

Nothing quite says Happy St. Patrick’s Day like a lucky green mint milkshake. The mix of bright color and cool mint makes it the perfect treat for the holiday. The best part is that it’s so easy to make and fun for kids. For a non-alcoholic drinking family like ours, you can rest assured we don’t let this happy-go-lucky holiday go without a few minty pints of our own.

green mint milkshake

While the recipe is about as simple as it gets, the real magic happens when you see your children sip their chilly drink.

sipping green milkshake

You aren’t drinking it right if you don’t come out of the cup with dollop of marshmallow cream perched on your nose or smudged across your top lip.

marshmallow mustache

I also like to make these for the entertainment factor. If you’ve ever watched a kid try to lick cream off their nose with their tongue, you’ll know exactly what I mean.

green shamrock shake

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Lucky Green Mint Milkshake for St. Patrick's Day
Recipe type: Drink
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Serves: 2
  • 2-1/2 cups vanilla ice cream
  • 1 cup milk
  • ½ teaspoon peppermint extract
  • splash of green food coloring
  • marshmallow cream
  • Andes Mints Candy
  1. In a blender, blend the ice cream, milk, extract and food color until smooth.
  2. Pour in a glass and top with a dollop of marshmallow cream and candy mint sprinkles.

Be sure to visit Food Family Finds for more St. Patrick’s Day recipes.

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Cat Davis is the author of Food Family Finds, a blog where she shares her life as a work-from-home mom to three children, recipes and favorite product finds.

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1 Grace Pamer March 1, 2012 at 10:26 am

It sounds lovely Cat! I’ll try this ahead of the 17th as I suspect I’ll need a few goes at it before I get the balance just right.



2 Claire - fsmum March 1, 2012 at 10:51 am

This looks so good. Won’t be able to wait until the 17th! Happy St Patricks in advance!


3 Henry March 1, 2012 at 9:21 pm

Loving the Lucky Green Mint Milkshake idea for St. Patrick’s Day. I made something like this last year although it didn’t end up green. Looking at your ingredients I will try adding some more peppermint


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