March 17, 2015

Get Lucky...Again!

Hi all and Happy St. Patty's Day!  I guess I can blame this post on pregnancy cravings, my love for anything mint, or the fact that I can't drink green beer today; but whatever the case may be, I thought it would be fun to re-post a recipe from 3 years ago in honor of all the Leprechauns out there.  

Erin go bragh!

Originally posted 3/17/12

Confession time: I guess I have been living under a rock my entire life, but I can’t remember ever hearing of or drinking the infamous Shamrock Shake from McDonald’s.  

Until a week ago, I didn’t even know these chilly concoctions even existed and truly had no idea what all the rage was about.  Shame, shame.

Now that I am back in the game and am all caught up on Shamrock Shake history, I am confident enough to bring you a DIY version that:

·                     Can be made all year long, not just the month of March.

·                     Is more figure friendly by using low fat ice cream and skim milk.

·                     Saves a trip to McDonald’s and the temptation of ordering a meal to go with it.

I say it’s a win-win situation!

Shamrock Shake

·                     2 C low fat ice cream

·                     1 C skim milk

·                     1/4 t peppermint extract

·                     8 drops of green food coloring

Put all ingredients in a blender.  Blend to desired consistency.  Enjoy!

·                     The milk/ice cream ratio is not set in stone.  Play around with the ratio if you like your shake thicker/thinner.
·                     Add a few chocolate chips into the mix for a Mint Chocolate Chip version.

This shake might just be better than a pot of gold at the 
end of the rainbow! 

Happy St. Patty’s Day!

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