St. Patrick’s Day is named after Saint Patrick, a patron saint of Ireland. Now a celebration of the Irish culture in general, blue was originally the color of choice until green was adopted later on (source). In honor of St. Patrick’s Day I’ve created a vegan version of the popular fast food dessert, the Shamrock Shake. Peppermint, a hybrid mint, is a cross between wintermint and spearmint (source). It has multiple health benefits, some of which include soothing an upset stomach, inhibiting the growth of bacteria and tumors, and most commonly, alleviating breathing problems associated with asthma and allergy-related colds (source).
Seamlessly combining the refreshing taste of peppermint and rich flavor of vanilla, this Shamrock Shake is the perfect accompaniment to your Irish-inspired meal. May the Luck O’ The Irish be with you!
Yields 2-3 servings
1 quart vegan vanilla ice cream (I use So Delicious)
1-1/3 cups regular unsweetened almond milk
½ teaspoon pure peppermint extract
8 drops green food color (optional)
Combine ice cream and almond milk in blender and puree until smooth. Add extract and food color, blending until incorporated.