It’s about that time, kids. Every March, the nectar of the gods returns in the form of the widely sought after McDonald Shamrock Shake, a delectable minty treat made only more irresistible by its limited time offer. Now by no means am I a fast food chain frequenter; however, I always managed to make an exception for the refreshment. Unfortunately in the recent years passed, I’ve noticed an alteration in the seasonal favorite. The consistency is off, the taste is too sweet, quite frankly Mickey D, I’m not impressed let alone surprised. It’s an inexpensive franchise constantly making adjustments to their menu (for better or worse) and it’s difficult to tell exactly what you’re getting. This year I thought I would take a stand to the golden arches, and shake things up on my own…
2 Cups of Vanilla Ice Cream
1 1/4 Cups of Low Fat Milk (I used Almond Milk)
1/4 Tsp of Mint Extract (Not Peppermint)
4 Drops Green Food Coloring (Optional)
Combine all the ingredients in a blender and pulse on high until smooth. Be careful with the mint extract, it pours quickly and a little goes a long way! You may want to stop blending occasionally to stir with a spoon and monitor consistency. And there you have it! It’s that simple.