McDonald’s Chocolate Shamrock Shake is half classic chocolate shake topped and half Shamrock Shake topped with whipped cream and a cherry. The perfect mix of classics for a whole new flavor!
McDonald’s Chocolate Shamrock Shake is a mix of flavors for the purist who wants that minty original Shamrock shake flavor with the addition of a classic chocolate shake on the bottom.
This McDonald’s Chocolate Shamrock Shake is the version of All The Shamrock Shakes I was the most skeptical of. The classic shake with the mint is such a popular option, I would’ve thought they would possibly add chocolate chips?
Or maybe chocolate sauce to the inside of the cup or on top for an additional chocolate punch. Instead this shake takes a more muted route of blending the two flavors together in the same cup.
Of the three shakes on the menu? This is my least favorite, but it is still delicious (let’s not confuse the issue, this is still a deliciously chocolatey mint ice cream shake!).
Let’s investigate the McDonald’s Shamrock Shakes variations:
Original Shamrock Shake: Basically a vanilla shake with mint syrup topped with whipped cream and a cherry. Nice enough (though I always wished there were chocolate chips in it).
Chocolate Shamrock Shake: We are starting to mix things up here. vanilla shake with chocolate syrup mixed in on the bottom half and classic shamrock on top. Add in the whipped cream, and more chocolate syrup on top and things are already starting to look up.
Shamrock Chocolate Chip Frappe: Hands down my favorite one, this “Frappe” has a mocha-caramel shake base, with mint added in topped with more whipped cream and chocolate. The best part about this one is the flavor has much less of a sugar assault on your senses because of the mocha. This was an absolute delight to drink! And hey chocolate chips!
Now you can enjoy these McDonald’s Chocolate Shamrock Shake anytime you want. I’m all about the Frappe ones, which you can find here tomorrow!
If you’re looking for a healthier frozen treat, go ahead and check out this awesome Strawberry Shortcake Smoothie I posted earlier this week!
Tools Used in the Making of these McDonald’s Shamrock Shakes:
Mint Extract: Make sure you are buying “Mint” not “Peppermint” here for authentic flavors.
Gel Colors: The green is easy to add, start in very small doses. For this recipe you can also totally use the Food Coloring Drops (and it may be easier to add one drop at a time as needed), I just always have gel on hand.
Maraschino Cherries: If you can source this in the store I would recommend doing that. Unless you want 74 ounces of Maraschino Cherries, I am linking more for you to see the type of Maraschino Cherries I mean.
Green Decorating Sugar: The perfect topper for an authentic copy!
Blender: Love my blender, we use it for smoothies 1-2 times a day (we drink smoothies non stop around here!).
Chocolate Sauce: Same brand as the caramel sauce, tastes like homemade!
Awesome Straws you can’t live without: I’m sure these are a limited time thing, don’t miss out on all the awesome unicorn rainbow amazingness.
McDonald's Chocolate Shamrock Shake
- Yield: 3 servings
- Prep Time: 10 minutes
- Total Time: 10 minutes
- Course: Dessert
- Cuisine: American
McDonald's Chocolate Shamrock Shake (Copycat) is a mix of their classic chocolate shake made with vanilla soft serve and chocolate syrup topped with their classic Shamrock Shake on top.
- 1 1/2 cups vanilla ice cream
- 1/4 cup whole milk
- 1/4 cup chocolate syrup
- 1 1/2 cups vanilla ice cream
- 1/2 cup whole milk
- 1/8 teaspoon mint extract
- 4 drops green food coloring
- whipped cream and additional chocolate syrup
Note: click on times in the instructions to start a kitchen timer while cooking.
Chocolate Shamrock Shake:
Make the chocolate shake first by adding 1 1/2 cups of vanilla ice cream, 1/4 cup whole milk and 1/4 cup chocolate syrup in blender until creamy.
Add to the bottom half of your glasses.
Make the top half the same way as the original shakes
Mix the remaining 1 1/2 cups vanilla ice cream, 1/2 cup whole milk, mint extract and green food coloring on high speed in blender until creamy and fully combined.
Top with whipped cream and more chocolate syrup.
Yield: 3 servings, Amount per serving: calories
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