What you Need for a Shamrock Milkshake
From the basics like ice cream to cute glasses and sprinkles, this little Irish treat is easier than you think. At its easiest, it’s just some ice cream and green food coloring! At its most difficult, you can involve a blender.
Shamrock Milkshake Ingredients
- 3 large scoops of vanilla ice cream (about 1/4 c. each)
- 1/4 c. heavy cream
- 1/2 tsp. peppermint extract
- 6 drops green food coloring
- Whipped cream, for topping
- Maraschino cherry, for topping
How to Make a Disney St. Patrick’s Day Shamrock Milkshake
In a blender, mix vanilla ice cream, heavy cream, peppermint extract, and food coloring until completely smooth, then pour into a glass. Top with whipped cream, green sprinkles, and a cherry before serving.
Notes from the Kitchen
We used oat milk ice cream to go dairy-free, but any vanilla ice cream will do! Peppermint Extract is essential if you’re replicating the authentic Shamrock Shake from McDonald’s, but… if you’re not a peppermint fan, just leave it out! The shake will still be a gorgeous green flavor and delicious! Maraschino Cherries are one of our toppings. Frankly, we usually eat them all before they get onto the dessert. But, if you’re looking for a little extra green in your milkshake, you can grab Green Maraschino Cherries usually in the liquor section of your grocery store.
Disney Irish Characters and Green Colored Friends
While our favorite little green Disney friend Mike Wazowski is decidedly Jewish, that doesn’t exclude him from the Irish fun this holiday season! Just one of many green Disney characters, if you’re throwing a St. Patrick’s Day Green Party, here are some of our favorite green-colored friends to include!
Green Characters in Disney Movies
- Mike Wazowski- Monsters Inc.
- Green Army Men- Toy Story
- Jiminy Cricket- Pinocchio
- Pascal- Tangled
- Tinker Bell- Peter Pan
- Aliens- Toy Story
- Fauna Fairy- Sleeping Beauty
- Kermit the Frog- The Muppets
- Tiana and Naveen- The Princess and the Frog
- Squirt- Finding Nemo
- Oogie Boogie- The Nightmare Before Christmas
Irish Characters in Disney Movies
- Chief O’Hara
- Flannery- Pigs is Pigs (1954) Disney Rarities
- Darby O’ Gill and Michael MacBride- Darby O’ Gill and the Little People (1959)
- Prince Hugh O’ Donnell- Fighting Prince of Donegal (1966)
- John Lawless- The Happiest Millionaire (1967)
- Thomas O’ Malley- The Aristocats
- Professor Robert Callaghan- Big Hero Six
- Artemis Fowl (2019)
Disney St. Patrick’s Day at Home
Rochelle Mariah is a writer, designer and photographer with an MLIS in Information Science and a B.S. in Arch and Design. Determined to make Planning a DIY Disney Vacation easier she makes lots of lists and drinks lots of coffee. When not designing apparel at Polka Dot Pixie Shop, she's watching old movies and planning the holidays. She has been traveling to Disney destinations since 2010.