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February 16, 2015

St Patrick's Day Minty Shakes

St Patrick's Day Minty Shakes ~ Delicious, smooth Minty Shake which is perfect for St Patrick's Day ~ with or without Liqueur ~ you decide !

After what seemed like forever, I finally found some Peppermint Essence again. Peppermint Concentrate to be exact and I can not be happier. We had a shortage for just over a year and whenever our baking supply store got some in, it sold out in a flash.

First thing I made was these St Patrick's Day Minty Shakes as I have been craving a Mint Shake for months now.

St Patrick's Day Minty Shakes ~ Delicious, smooth Minty Shake which is perfect for St Patrick's Day ~ with or without Liqueur ~ you decide !

I am not a huge fan of the canned whipped cream, but I do prefer to use it to round off a drink. The canned {aerosol type} are much thinner than when I make my own whipped cream and it does look great.

You can adjust the Milk to your preference, a little more for a thinner Shake or less if you prefer a nice thick Shake - Roy likes it thinner, whereas I am sort of thick the one day, and thin the next day !

St Patrick's Day Minty Shakes ~ Delicious, smooth Minty Shake which is perfect for St Patrick's Day ~ with or without Liqueur ~ you decide !

I also use both the Peppermint Concentrate {or Essence when available} and the Peppermint Liqueur which gives these Minty Shakes the kick they should really have on St Patrick's Day. Simply leave out the Liqueur for kids or if you prefer a non-alcoholic drink - you might want to increase the Concentrate/Essence in that case.

The amount of food coloring is also up to you, add 2 - 3 drops and increase by the drop until you are happy with the color. It could be light green through to a forest dark green {although I am not sure that dark a color suits St Patrick's Day!}

St Patrick's Day Minty Shakes

4 Servings

INGREDIENTS:

4 cups Vanilla Ice-Cream
1 cup Milk  {more or less to your preference}
1/4 cup Peppermint Liqueur   {optional}
1/2 t Peppermint Concentrate OR  2 t Peppermint Essence
4 - 6 Drops Green Food Coloring
Whipped Cream, to top
Mint Leaves, to garnish

DIRECTIONS:

1.) Place the Ice-Cream, Milk, Liqueur, Concentrate/Essence and Food Coloring in a large blender or milkshake maker - blend until smooth - pour into 4 glasses.
2.) Top with Whipped Cream and garnish with Mint Leaves.

Serve immediately.

St Patrick's Day Minty Shakes ~ Delicious, smooth Minty Shake which is perfect for St Patrick's Day ~ with or without Liqueur ~ you decide !


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By Stephanie Lynn      

15 comments:

  1. These look so yummy! A grown up version of the shamrock shake! :)

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  2. Can't wait to try these this weekend! Pinning!!!!

    Thanks!- www.littlemissdexterous.com

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  3. OOOOH. I love this! I love mint desserts and a little peppermint schnapps would make SUCH a fun addition. Thanks so much for linking up to Snickerdoodle Sunday- I love to see everyone's latest makes!!

    Sarah (Sadie Seasongoods)

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  4. oh yeah I would love one - thick or think no preference! nom nom nom! perfect sweet treat for year round if you ask me and since I am Irish, I say every day is St. Paddy's day! Thanks for sharing your mint milkshake recipe!

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  5. These look AWESOME. I've had a mad craving for mint too, and I think you've inspired me! Thanks for sharing!

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  6. These sound awesome! Can't wait to give the recipe a try.

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  7. These look and sound amazing. I love mint. Pinned.

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  8. Delicious minty shakes love this, thanks for sharing with Hearth and soul blog hop, pinning and tweeting and sharing in google plus.

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  9. This looks like it would go down far too easily!! A great thing to drink with the kids (except mine would have the liqueur in) .... he he.

    Thanks for sharing at Marvelous Monday on Smart Party Planning.

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  10. These look delicious! I've been on a real mint kick lately and who doesn't love a shake!

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  11. Love this one Linda :)

    Thanks for sharing at Creative Mondays, have a lovely week...

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  12. This looks incredible! I'm licking my lips right now. Pinned and tweeted. Thank you for taking the time to party with us. We hope to see you tonight at 7 pm. It wouldn't be a party without you! Lou Lou Girls

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  13. Hi, I found you via the Marvelous Monday link party.

    Those look amazing. I want one now! Must put on my to-do list this week. :)

    Cheers,
    Marianne
    www.preciselyhousewifely.com

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  14. I agree--the light green is more fitting. And pretty! Looks like a refreshing drink. Mint always puts me in a good mood.
    Thanks for sharing with See Ya in the Gumbo this week!

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