In a high-speed blender, combine the vanilla ice cream, milk, and mint extract. Blend until all is completely smooth.
Add 4 drops of leaf green AmeriColor soft gel paste to the mixture. Blend until the mixture becomes a light shade of green. Add more or fewer drops of green, depending on your preference.
Homemade shamrock shakes will be sensitive to heat and will melt quickly. Serve immediately in a frosted milkshake glass. Top with whipped cream and cherry. Enjoy!
You could use peppermint extract if you were in a pinch. However, your Shamrock Shake may end up tasting more like crushed canes than the real deal.
Heavy whipped cream and regular whipped cream are mostly the same, aside from heavy whipped cream containing more milk fat. Due to heavy whipped cream's higher fat content, heavy whipped cream will be able to hold its shape longer than whipping cream.
Skip the pre-made heavy whipped cream and learn how making whipped cream from scratch!
You don't have to dry the maraschino cherries. However, if you'd like your Shamrock Shake to be Instagram ready, drying your maraschino cherries is a good idea. Drying the cherries will prevent the heavy red syrup from seeping into the whipped cream.
Our Shamrock Shake recipe will fill three 12 ounce milkshake glasses. You can purchase classic milkshake glasses online.