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Boozy Shamrock Shake

A Creamy and Delicious Shake Infused With Irish Cream and Creme de Menthe

This easy and delicious Boozy Shamrock Shake is my take on the original minty Shamrock Shake. It's perfect for St. Patrick's Day and the flavor is amazing! Infused with Irish Cream and Creme de Menthe, this shake is perfect for your adult St. Paddy's celebration!

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Who’s ready for a boozy Shamrock Shake perfect for St. Patrick’s Day? This easy to make green shake is a delicious adult beverage you can make for St. Paddy’s get-togethers or any time you’re in the mood for a treat! It’s not too strong and the flavor is amazing!

What’s a Shamrock Shake?

A Shamrock Shake is a green, minty shake served by McDonald’s around St. Patrick’s Day. It’s a limited-time item so it’s only around a couple of months of the year. The McDonald’s shake doesn’t have any alcohol in it, but this version does! If you want a recipe that’s close to the original, then try my non-alcoholic Shamrock Shake. It’s kid-friendly and super delicious as well.

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This boozy version of the green shake is infused with a bit of alcohol. It’s not overpowering but it gives the shake an amazingly delicious flavor! We tested it multiple times to make sure to get the amounts just right for a perfect texture and taste.

Ingredients for a Boozy Shamrock Shake

You’ll only need a few ingredients for this delicious shake. First off, you will need some vanilla ice cream. Regular vanilla is your best bet. You will need some Irish Cream, I usually have Bailey’s at home, and also some Creme de Menthe. I like to buy the green Creme de Menthe so there’s no need to use food coloring in this one.

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For topping the shake you will need some whipped cream, some green sugar sprinkles, and if you want to get fancy, some mint leaves for decoration!

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Kitchen Prep Tools, Utensils & Appliances

Here is a list of the kitchen prep tools, utensils, and appliances I used to make this recipe.

Appliances & Kitchen Tools

Here’s what you’ll need to make the best homemade milkshakes:

Milkshake Essentials

Make sure to check out my post on Milkshake Essentials. You’ll find a complete list of all the top kitchen accessories and tools that you can use to make the absolute best homemade milkshakes.

How to Make a Shamrock Shake

Making this shake couldn’t be easier! You will need a good blender. I love mine as it comes with a large blender, a single-serve cup, and a food processor! Measure out your Irish Cream and Creme de Menthe and then take your ice cream out of the freezer.

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You will need to scoop out about 9 large scoops of ice cream. This is equivalent to 3 packed cups. Add the ice cream to the blender, and then add both alcohols.

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Blend everything really well until the green color is evenly distributed. Once the shake is smooth and green, you can pour it into shake glasses. If you’re using shake glasses like mine, you’ll get approximately 2 shakes. If you use smaller cups, you can get as many as 4 or 5.

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Top your shake with whipped cream, green sugar or green sprinkles, mint leaves, add a straw and enjoy!

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I hope you enjoy this Boozy Shamrock Shake! Let me know in the comments when you try it! And don’t forget to give it 5 stars if you love it!

If you’re looking for a non-boozy version, check out my Shamrock Shake recipe. Also, for more St. Patrick’s Day goodies, check out my St. Patrick’s Day Recipe Ideas.

Boozy Shamrock Shake

Ice Cream, Irish Cream, and Creme de Menthe Blended Into a Shake

5 from 1 vote
2 shakes
DifficultySuper Easy
Prep Time
5 minutes
Total Time
5 minutes
Recipe by: Valerie Cooper
The perfect adult refreshment to celebrate St. Patricks Day, this boozy version of the Shamrock Shake is sweet, minty, and delicious!
Cuisine: Irish
Course: Dessert
Category: Dairy, Ice Creams, Malts & Shakes


This is a list of the kitchen tools, utensils and appliances I used to make this recipe.


optionalAdd-Ins & Toppings


  • Add ice cream, Irish Cream, and Creme de Menthe to a blender and pulse until blended smooth.
  • Pour into milkshake glasses and top with whipped cream, colored sugar, and mint leaves.
  • Serve and enjoy!

Nutrition Facts

While every effort is made to correctly calculate these nutritional facts, they should be used as general guidance as they may not be 100% accurate.

Calories: 557kcal | Carbohydrates: 58g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 28g | Saturated Fat: 17g | Cholesterol: 87mg | Sodium: 158mg | Potassium: 394mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 51g | Vitamin A: 834IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 253mg | Iron: 1mg
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