Sunday, March 6, 2011

The Irish Pirate (Shamrock Shake)

First off, I want to apologize for not being able to post this past week.  For those of you who do not know this, I have been studying for my History MTEL (teacher's examination test).  I have already passed two of the tests that I need, and this History test is the last one! So, in order to celebrate coming out of hiding and being able to cook, go out, and have fun again, I am making a very easy, but very delicious, Irish Pirate (or shamrock shake).   There are two different versions of the recipe below that I found from a holiday drink mix site (one using vanilla ice cream and the other using mint chocolate chip ice cream).  Both of the recipes have rum in them to make them have a little kick (which I definitely need after all of the studying), but you can also just leave the rum out so that the kiddos can enjoy these shakes as well!          


Ingredients

Recipe 1:
-1 pint mint chocolate chip ice cream
-1 to 1 1/4 cup milk (depending on how thick or loose you want the shake)
-1 teaspoon mint extract
-3 tablespoons dark rum
-Green food coloring
-Mint leaves


Recipe 2:
-1 pint vanilla ice cream
-1 to 1/4 cup milk
-1 teaspoon mint extract 
-3 tablespoons dark rum
-Green food coloring 
-Mint leaves
Note: Just exclude the rum for kids and they will love the idea of drinking something green! 


Directions:
Pour the milk, ice cream, extract, rum, and a few drops of food coloring into a blender and mix until smooth.  Pour mixture into glasses and garnish with mint.  

Drink up and enjoy!

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20 comments:

  1. Ooh, boy, my kiddos would love these (sans rum for the younger!). Perfect for St. Patty's Day~

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  2. Oh yummmmmm! I love it... I'm about to whip these up! Thank you for sharing.

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  3. Ahh...something to look forward to this up coming weekend. Thanks!

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  4. You're welcome - hope you guys enjoy!

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  5. They look sooo good... with rum for me PLEASE!!!! hehehe

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  6. this looks soooooo good! annnd the best part is that I have all the ingredients to make one right now!! good luck with your tests!!!

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  7. Oooh, these look so yummy! Good luck on your test:)

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  8. So much fun! Those shakes look beyond yummy

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  9. Love the Irish Pirate. Looks delicious and fun with the colouring, too; good luck in the exams!

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  10. This looks fabulous. So not on my diet..but fabulous!

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  11. Yum I haven't had a milkshake in years! I love mint chocolate chip so this sounds especially good. Festive too - I'll take the holiday as an excuse to drink one of these, no problem :)

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  12. Both of these look yummy! I love milkshakes for adults and these would be a fun addition to any St. Patrick's day celebration :o)

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  13. I think I can bend my diet a teeensy bit for this ;)

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  14. It's worth it I promise... I also went a little off track on the diet with this one lol

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  15. My mom used to make these for me as a kid! AWESOME!

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  16. I'm going with the ice-cream version, already can taste all the minty flavors! Hope you did good on your exam! Thank you for sharing and have a great Sunday :)

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  17. Definitely making these on Thursday!

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