A Disney St. Patrick’s Day Shamrock Milkshake Recipe

A Disney St. Patrick’s Day Shamrock Milkshake Recipe
St. Patrick’s Day is all about finding reasons to have a party! Whether you’re celebrating your Irish Heritage, honoring your love of all things green, or searching for that rainbow, here’s a Disney St. Patrick’s Day Shamrock Milkshake Recipe for you.
It’s true we can make anything Disney-themed. So why not do a little takeover of the famous McDonald’s Shamrock Shake Recipe? While we’ve never been fortunate enough to wind up at Walt Disney World on St. Patrick’s Day but we have heard that you can usually find a green milkshake somewhere. Enter the Disney St. Patrick’s Day Shamrock Milkshake! From the U.K area in Walt Disney World to Raglan Road in Disney Springs, we’re spending time at all our favorite Irish places in spirit. And if you’re looking for fun characters to honor with this Disney milkshake, check out all the Irish Disney Movies and Shows we’ve lined up on the blog, along with our favorite easy St. Patrick’s Day Disney Rice Krispie Treats! 
St. Patrick's Day Milkshake Ingredients

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 St. Patrick's Day Milkshake

Shamrock Shake Milkshake Recipe

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
  • Te-Fiti-Moana
  • 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)

St. Patrick's Day Mickey Treats

Disney St. Patrick’s Day at Home

We love the holidays, so always take efforts to decorate when we can! From cute St. Patrick’s day prints to banners, to the greenery around the house, there are so many ways to spruce up your home for the Lucky Season! Make some amazing Disney St. Patrick’s Day Snacks and settle in with Disney St. Patrick’s Day Movies to help you get in the festive mood! This Disney St. Patrick’s Day Shamrock Milkshake is perfect for a fun night in or after dinner snack while you cozy up with a Disney Irish film. Hopefully, you love the ease of this St. Patrick’s Day Treat as much as we do! 
Have a Disney St. Patrick's Day at home with this St. Patrick's Day Shamrock Shake Recipe! #disneyrecipes #shamrockshake

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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.