Homemade Shamrock Shake (vegan, dairy-free)

This Homemade Shamrock Shake is a thick, creamy, frosty treat!

It’s a copycat version of the classic fast-food treat but made with just 3 ingredients, including fresh mint.

And this is a vegan shamrock shake made with dairy-free ingredients, so anyone can enjoy it.

dairy-free copycat shamrock shake in glasses next to fresh mint and a green towel on a wooden table

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Homemade Shamrock Shake

A typical shamrock shake has lot of ingredients and, not surprisingly, a lot of them are not good for us.

Now I know, it’s not something you have every day so why worry about the ingredients?

Even though that’s true, when it’s a part of the Standard American Diet (SAD), which already contains a lot of sugar, processed food and preservatives, the effects accumulate.

So why not enjoy a quick, easy homemade version that tastes amazing without the unnecessary stuff?

But to be clear, I wouldn’t call this a healthy shamrock shake, either. Healthier than the regular version, for sure. But even though it uses ice cream,  overall you’re consuming a lot less sugar while getting all the health benefits of fresh mint.

And when a shake is this creamy and dreamy, you won’t care what is or isn’t in it.

Alright, enough chit chat. Let’s do this!

 

What you need to make a vegan Homemade Shamrock Shake

fresh mint in a measuring cup, almond milk and vanilla ice cream in glass bowls, all on a wooden cutting board

Ingredients:

I like to use coconut milk ice cream and almond milk so the two flavors cancel each other out. The shake doesn’t taste too coconutty or too almond-y. Plus the vanilla in the ice cream adds a nice extra flavor.

You might also notice there’s no peppermint extract in this. It’s not my favorite ingredient so I skip it. But if you want to bump up the mint flavor, add a few drops.

Equipment:

 

How to make a Homemade Shamrock Shake

I mean, do we really need instructions?

Just add all the ingredients to a blender and blend!

I let it go for quite some time to make sure the mint is really blended as well as possible. Otherwise you might get a lot of gritty bits.

healthy mint shakes in glasses on a wooden table next to fresh mint leaves and a green towel

 

Substitutions and variations

  • Use whatever vanilla ice cream you prefer, just know that different types might change the flavor
  • Use whatever plain, unsweetened milk you prefer, just know that different types might change the flavor
  • Want a more vibrant green color? Add a few drops of natural food coloring.

 

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Homemade Shamrock Shake (vegan, dairy-free)

This easy Homemade Shamrock Shake is as thick, creamy and bursting with mint flavor as the real thing but without all the unnecessary ingredients and sugar. Plus, by using non-dairy ingredients, it's easy to make it vegan!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time0 mins
Total Time5 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: copycat shamrock shake, homemade shamrock shake, vegan mcdonald's
Servings: 2 (8 oz.) servings
Author: Don Baiocchi

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup unsweetened plain almond milk
  • 2 cups (1 pint) coconut milk vanilla ice cream
  • 1 cup loosely packed fresh mint leaves

Instructions

  • Add the almond milk and ice cream to a blender.
  • Roughly tear or chop any large mint leaves to help blend them better. Add all the mint to the blender and blitz everything until blended. You'll still see some bits of mint; just blend long enough to to make them as small as possible.

Notes

Substitutions and variations
  • Use whatever vanilla ice cream you prefer, just know that different types might change the flavor
  • Use whatever plain, unsweetened milk you prefer, just know that different types might change the flavor
  • Want a more vibrant green color? Add a few drops of natural food coloring.

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