St. Patrick's Day Mint Shakes

Milk shakes, like other simple concoctions, are only as good as their ingredients, so use high-quality ice cream and vanilla extract. Combining peppermint extract and vanilla ice cream gives the drink an extra-refreshing, minty flavor you wouldn't get from using regular mint chip ice cream.
  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 5 min
  • Prep: 5 min
  • Yield: 1 or 2 servings
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1 pint vanilla ice cream (2 cups)

1/4 cup whole milk

1/2 teaspoon peppermint extract

1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

3 or 4 drops green liquid food coloring 

Whipped cream and green sanding sugar, for garnish


  1. Blend the ice cream, milk, peppermint extract, vanilla and food coloring in a blender until smooth. Pour into one or two serving glasses and garnish with whipped cream and sanding sugar.
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