Lower Carb Shamrock Shake Copycat Recipe


shamrock shake It's March and that means it's Shamrock Shake time at McDonald's. If you have never had a shamrock shake, it's a mint flavored shake that is one of the most popular yearly traditions during the month of March. While it has been out in the restaurant for a week or two now, it will be gone as fast as you can blink, plus, it's loaded with carbs. The Shamrock Shake at Mickey D's has a walloping 111 grams of carbs in a 16 oz size. Crazy! My version has approximately 15 (give or take a carb depending on how much whipped topping you use) in a 12 oz size. I added a bit of extra to my Shamrock Shake also. I like the taste of chocolate with mint and the regular version does not contain any so I added some chocolate extract. This will not add much in the way of anything other than flavor because the kind I bought is a natural extract sweetened with organic agave nectar. low carb ice cream I also used a type of ice cream that is not "sugar free" because I really hate the sugar free ice creams out there. Instead I got Carb Smart by Breyers. While it doesn't contain any sugar, and is sweetened with Splenda, it has a better texture, I think and only 4g carbs per 1/2 cup serving.  

Lower Carb Shamrock Shake Copycat Recipe

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Lower Carb Shamrock Shake Copycat Recipe
This low carb version of the McDonald's Favorite will soon be your favorite at home!
Recipe type: Drinks
Cuisine: American
  • 1½ cups Breyers Carb Smart Vanilla Ice Cream
  • ½ Cup Half n Half or Milk
  • Green Food dye
  • Peppermint Extract
  • Chocolate extract (I used Frontier brand)
  • Whipped cream
  1. Add ice cream to blender or smoothie machine. Pour in half n half or milk. Pulse for a few moments.
  2. Add 5-6 drops green food coloring, 1 tsp Chocolate extract and ½ tsp peppermint extract. Pulse again.
  3. Test for flavor add more chocolate or peppermint in small amounts until you reach the desired flavor intensity.
  4. Pour into a glass and top with a swirl of whipped cream.
  5. Enjoy!




Are you a fan of the shamrock shake? Are you surprised as I was to find out it contained that many carbs? Will you be giving my version a try?


2 Replies to “Lower Carb Shamrock Shake Copycat Recipe”

  1. Love your Copy Cat recipe! Going to give it a try! Like that you added the taste of chocolate to it!

    1. I love the taste of chocolate and mint together, so I had to do it 🙂

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