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Boozy Shamrock Shakes

  • Prep 5 min
  • Total 5 min
  • Servings 6

Bright green and minty, these crème de menthe and Irish cream-spiked milkshakes may be better than the original! MORE + LESS -

Cheeky Kitchen Cheeky Kitchen
September 20, 2016

Ingredients

1.5
quart vanilla ice cream
3/4
cup crème de menthe
1/4
cup Irish cream
6
cups whipped cream
Betty Crocker™ candy sprinkles or cake decors

Steps

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  • 1
    Place ice cream, crème de menthe, and Irish cream in a blender. Blend until smooth.
  • 2
    Pour into serving glasses. Top with whipped cream and sprinkles.

Expert Tips

  • Sprinkle Medley: Give your shake the latest look by combining several different sprinkles together to create a confetti-like medley!

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
590
Calories from Fat
270
% Daily Value
Total Fat
30g
45%
Saturated Fat
21g
106%
Trans Fat
1/2g
Cholesterol
65mg
21%
Sodium
125mg
5%
Potassium
280mg
8%
Total Carbohydrate
61g
20%
Dietary Fiber
2g
9%
Sugars
47g
Protein
6g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
10%
10%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
20%
20%
Iron
0%
0%
Exchanges:
0 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 0 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
4
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
More About This Recipe
  • Early in my days as an online food lover, I had a gig that required us to blog for pageviews. The more traffic our recipe ideas brought in, the bigger our earnings could be. There were five foodies on the team, and the competition was intense. We’d post, then watch page numbers, post, then watch page numbers, post again, then… well… you get it.

    One Thanksgiving, I posted 23 different articles. Anything to stay ahead of the pack and capture the monthly win.

    Those were the early days of the internets, and people got excited about the strangest things. Rainbow-colored everything. Mason jar everything. Mug cake everything. There were a few ideas that we knew people would just eat up. And so we made them a lot, and fell into a rather repetitive editorial calendar. Rainbow, Mason jar, mug cake, repeat.

    Until one day, my fellow blogging buddy put up a simple post. A single photo of a lime green shake—a homemade shamrock shake—inspired by her afternoon drive with a crying toddler, who, once they drove past a certain local fast food joint, wouldn’t stop crying for a leprechaun shake.

    The post went bananas. And, by bananas, I mean wildfire bananas. There were clicks. Thousands of them in the first hour. Then millions.

    Turns out, amidst our passion for Mason jars and mud cakes, we also love us a decent milkshake.

    And while the classic green version is a mighty nice treat, we thought it deserved a grown-up upgrade. Because shamrock shakes aren’t just for weepy toddlers. From time to time, we adults deserve to dive into cup of crème de menthe and Baileys™. And ice cream. And Irish-inspired love.

    So, come with me, dear one. On a magical adventure to the end of the rainbow. Or really, the kitchen.

    A quick grab of some super basic ingredients…

    A snazzy blend of them together…

    A happy schmear of whippy stuff…

    And really, what could be better?

    Well, a sprinkle topping, of course! Since my latest obsession with “sprinkle medleys” is currently finding its way on top of everything from cookies to Rainbow Naked Cakes, so of COURSE I found a way to medley a milkshake.

    So, toss together bunches of different green sprinkles. And do your life a favor, grab a packet of Betty Crocker® cake décor letters. Because CUTEST IDEA EVER IN 3, 2, 1….

    Decorate your heart out, my shamrock shake buddies. Then grab a straw and get your boozy on!

    Brooke blogs at Cheeky Kitchen, where she shares crazy simple, healthy family recipes. She joined Tablespoon to share some of her best, so keep an eye on Brooke's profile to see what she cooks up next!

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