In keeping with my Lenten anti-resolution, I’ve given yet another popular drink a boozy makeover: the ubiquitous Shamrock Shake (perhaps the most legendary of all the McDonald’s seasonal menu items).
The difference between this recipe and 99.9% of the other Boozy Shamrock Shake recipes out there is that I made mine with green homemade vanilla ice cream. Don’t get me wrong– I believe in shortcuts and laziness just as much as the next guy, but when it comes to anything involving ice cream, I prefer to make my own instead of buying the $5 prepackaged stuff with God-only-knows-what in the ingredients.
Anyway, I’m zero parts Irish and never quite understood the hype surrounding St. Patrick’s Day, but I know that for many of you, it’s kind of a big deal, or at the very least, an excuse to pull on your greenest, sparkliest party pants. So in honor of the unnaturally green Chicago River, the Notre Dame Fighting Irish, Lucky Charm’s Cereal, McDonald’s, and the Disney Channel original movie The Luck of the Irish, I’ll leave you with recipes for shakes and truffles fit for sugar-fiending leprechauns.
St. Patrick’s Day Boozy Shamrock Shakes + Pot ‘O’ Gold Truffles
*Truffles inspired by Your Southern Peach