About the recipes...

All recipes and ideas contain ingredients from the new IC diet "safe" list. Also, all ingredients are either low-oxalate content, or in small enough amounts where they can be considered low-oxalate. If there are any ingredients that don't fit these criteria, I have labled them, and you have the option to omit them from the dish. Enjoy!

Friday, March 16, 2012

Shamrock Shake!

I know we've all seen those McDonald's commercials for their seasonal Shamrock Shake.  Every time I saw it my mouth watered and I would wonder what was really in those shakes, since they don't really say in their commercials.  Well, as you may have already guessed, they are vanilla mint shakes dyed green.  They're cool, minty and refreshing; but  the best feature of all is they're IC friendly!! 

I came across a blog on yahoo yesterday with the official copycat recipe for the shake.  While you can certainly run to the drive through and get your own, why not have the recipe on hand when McDonald's discontinues this yummy treat after St. Patrick's Day?!  What better treat on a hot summer day than a cool minty shake? 

McDonald's Shamrock Shake Copycat Recipe
(makes 1 giant shake, or 2 generously sized shakes)

3 cups good quality vanilla ice cream
1 3/4 cups 1% milk
1/2 teaspoon peppermint extract
Green food coloring, if desired

Blend all ingredients in a blender until completely thick and smooth. Pour into glasses and serve!


  1. Hmm.. wonder if I'm brave enough to get it a try.

    1. Go ahead and give it a shot, it's really good! Think of all the calcium in it, it's good for you! ;)