Shamrock Shake

16 Mar

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!

Vegan Shamrock Shake

Shamrock Shake
Yields 2-3 servings

1 quart vegan vanilla ice cream (I use So Delicious)
1-1/3 cups regular unsweetened almond milk
1/2 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.

3 Responses to “Shamrock Shake”

  1. Angela (Brugioni) Nunez March 16, 2012 at 9:46 pm #

    Meg, I’ve made this twice since seeing your post! So addictive Got one word for it! YUMMMMM!!!

    • megmeister March 17, 2012 at 9:31 am #

      Hello Angela. That’s great, thanks! So glad you like it! =)

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  1. Holiday Chocolate Peppermint Martini « Vegan Food Addict - December 16, 2012

    […] Fresh peppermint is a very good source of Calcium, Copper, Dietary Fiber, Folate, Iron, Magnesium, Manganese, Potassium, Riboflavin, and Vitamins A and C. It is also a good source of Niacin, Phosphorus and Zinc (source). In addition, peppermint boasts various health benefits. Check them out in a previous post, here. […]

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