March 10, 2013

Shamrock Shake Ice Cream Recipe

Shamrock Shake Ice Cream

An attempt to make an ice cream version of McDonald's Shamrock Shake. Recipe is for a 2 quart ice cream maker.
Prep time:
Ice cream maker time:
Total time:
Yield: About fourteen 1/2 cup servings
Serving size: 1/2 cup
Calories per serving: 255
Fat per serving: 20g

Whole milk:
1 1/2 cups

Granulated sugar:
1 1/8 cups

Heavy cream (not ultra-pasteurized):
3 cups

Pure vanilla extract:
1 1/2 tablespoons

Mint extract (not peppermint extract):
1 teaspoon

Green food coloring:
16 drops


You can substitute a lower fat milk instead of using whole milk and half and half for the heavy cream. The cream/half and half should not be ultra-pasteurized. Remove the green food coloring if you do not want the ice cream to be green in color like the Shamrock Shake.
In a mixing bowl, combine the milk and sugar until the sugar is dissolved, about 2 minutes. Stir in the heavy cream, vanilla, mint, and green food coloring. Place into your ice cream maker for 25 minutes (times for your ice cream maker may vary). Once complete, transfer the ice cream to an airtight container and place into the freezer.
The mint may seem a bit strong for the ice cream that comes from the bottom of the ice cream maker, but mellows out as you get further into the ice cream.
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