To celebrate Saint Patrick’s Day this year, my husband and I have decided to throw a dinner party for some close friends. Our menu consists of traditional Irish fare such as corned beef and cabbage, Guinness mustard, and Irish Soda bread. For dessert, however, we’ve decided to go the non-traditional route with homemade Shamrock Shakes. They’re green, minty, and super delicious – the perfect way to end the night. Enjoy!

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Homemade Shamrock Shakes

Makes 2 to 3 servings.

• 2 cups mint chocolate chip ice cream
• ½ cup milk
• Crème de Menthe, to taste (optional)
• Mint chocolate cookies, for garnish

In a blender, combine the ice cream, milk, and crème de menthe until smooth. Pour into clean drinking vessels, and garnish with crumbled mint chocolate cookies. Include a straw, and serve immediately.

Adapted from Not Without Salt.

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To decorate my drinking glasses, I used green tags in the style Casablanca.

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Lindsay (114 Posts)

Lindsay is a writer/blogger from Oregon who loves crafting, cooking, gardening, and simple living. You can find her writing about all of this and more on her blog A Wooden Nest.


  1. Darling idea that I am going to do for my St. Patrick’s party. Where did you get those little glass milk bottles for the shakes? I have been looking for some for my daughter’s wedding this summer.

  2. Hey Patty. The milk bottles are from my grandma. She used to collect them. I occasionally see them at thrift stores, or I bet you could find them on eBay. Hope that helps. 🙂

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