It’s the time of year that many in certain frozen dessert circles call Shamrock Shake season. March and St. Patrick’s Day mean the end of a year-long wait for devotees of the green shake. Personally, I’m not the biggest fan. Not because I don’t like sweet, minty shakes (I do!), but because I find a “shake” at a fast food joint containing 54 ingredients¬†a little suspicious and a lot unappetizing. If you are looking for some DIY alternatives , these 5 copycat shamrock shake recipes are for you.

The healthy Shamrock Shake (above) from An Edible Mosaic is a totally delicious dairy-free, mint-flavored smoothie. Faith uses stevia in her version, but gives guidelines for how to use granulated sugar if you prefer.


Copycat Shamrock Shake Smoothie recipe at NatureBox | Cool Mom Picks

I found this tasty Minty Kiwi Shamrock Shake on the blog for all-natural snack delivery service, NatureBox. Most all-natural green shakes get their color from mild but savory spinach, so I love how this recipe by Angie of Little Inspiration uses sweet kiwis to get that green hue.


St. Patrick's Day green smoothie recipe at Cupcakes and Kale Chips | Cool Mom Picks

The kale trend may have peaked, but many of us still eat the hearty green veg on a regular basis. If, like me, you always have some around, use it to make this St. Patrick’s Day Green Smoothie¬†inspired by the Shamrock Shake recipe from Cupcakes and Kale Chips. Brianne isn’t over kale and neither am I, darn it.


Copycake Shamrock Shake recipe at Casa Resnick | Cool Mom Picks

If these shamrock shake recipes sound way too healthy to you, I present thee with a traditional copycat Shamrock Shake. This recipe from Casa Resnick calls for artificial food coloring but we suggest using a natural food color. Other than that, it contains only 5 simple ingredients, which strikes me as a major improvement over 54.


Boozy Shamrock Shake recipe at BuzzFeed | Cool Mom Picks

If we’re crossing the super natural line, we might as well throw in a boozy option. This Drunk Shamrock Shake on BuzzFeed Food is spiked with Irish whiskey, which sounds like the classic way for a lot of people to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day. Cheers!

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