When March arrives besides celebrating St. Patrick’s Day and stuffing my face with corned beef & cabbage, I always look forward to splurging on a certain fast-food chains certain minty-green shake. Well, I’m happy to say there’s no need to wait in the drive-thru line to get one of those shamrock shakes because I found a recipe on The Newlywed Chefs blog, and now we all can make it and sip on something deliciously similar in the comfort of our own home.
Vanilla ice cream and chocolate cream-filled cookies blended into a thick shake; who could resist that? For all of those who didn’t give up any cookies, sweets or ice cream for Lent, these shakes are for you! For those who did give-up goodies, hang on you’re almost there!
Reserve a cup and set aside. Here’s a thought; in the end sprinkle any leftover cookie crumbs over these shakes for a little chocolaty-crunch action! Now of course I didn’t think of that until after the shake was gone and the only evidence left was the tinge of green on the corner of my lip, but next time… next time, it’s so happening.
And then 3/4 teaspoon of green food coloring. You don’t need to add the food coloring if you don’t want to… I normally, as a rule, don’t use food coloring when I cook… but these were a special exception to that rule.
Then I poured the frothy shake into four of my favorite glasses, added a dollop of homemade whipped cream and plopped a cherry on top! I also drank mine down in one giant gulp, but that’s neither here-nor-there.
These will blow your mind. I’ll definitely be making these shakes again, and often (March or not!).
Yield: makes 4
4 cups Vanilla Ice Cream
12 Newman's Own Chocolate Sandwich Cookies
8 tablespoons Whole Milk
1 teaspoon Mint Extract
3/4 teaspoon Green Food Coloring
delightfully borrowed from The Newlywed Chefs
Place the chocolate cookies into the bowl of your food processor and blend until it resembles cookie crumbs. Reserve one cup.
Add everything into a blender and blend until smooth. Pour into your favorite glasses and serve with homemade whipped cream and a cherry on top. Use any leftover cookie crumbs as sprinkles.