McDonald’s Shamrock Shake–Milk Free

Does McDonald’s even have the Shamrock Shake anymore?  I don’t know.  I haven’t seen a commercial for it.  But I do know that you can make your own dairy free version!

 Blog-Shamrock Shake

Even though I don’t celebrate St. Patrick’s Day, I know people love (or used to love) the St. Patty’s Day Shamrock Shake.  So for fun, I set out to create a dairy free version of what I think it should taste like. 

Use any dairy free milk (or cow’s milk), but I like hemp milk for this because it is thicker and creamier than a lot of dairy free milks.  Adding the mint masks any “nutty” flavor the hemp may add.  For the ice cream use any vanilla dairy free (or milk based) ice cream.

The recipe below is for one serving.  Double, triple or quadruple the recipe if needed.

Enjoy this quick and easy dessert!

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Also shared at Allergy Free Wednesday. Gluten Free Friday.

McDonald’s Shamrock Shake — Milk Free


  • 1 cup milk free vanilla ice cream (or milk based)
  • 1/2 cup + 2 T. hemp, coconut, almond, or rice milk (or cow’s milk)
  • 1/8 tsp. mint extract
  • 4 drops green food coloring (optional)


  1. Blend all ingredients in a blender.
  2. Serve and enjoy.
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5 Responses to McDonald’s Shamrock Shake–Milk Free

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  3. Tracey Black says:

    Yum! What a great alternative to McDonalds Green Shamrock Shake. I might try to replace the food coloring with just a bit of spinach to give it a green color but without an overpowering spinach flavor.

  4. YUM, this looks awesome! Thanks for linking up at our Gluten Free Fridays party! I have tweeted and pinned your entry to our Gluten Free Fridays board on Pinterest! 🙂

    Hope your week is great! Can’t wait to see what you link up this week!

    Cindy from

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