Lovingly nicknamed “Shammy Shakes,” these quick and easy desserts are perfect to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day. McDonald’s sells a similar shake throughout the month of March, but we prefer the homemade goodness of this recipe. They taste similar to Thin Mint Girl Scout cookies, and they’re just about as addicting. Something this simple shouldn’t taste this good…but it does. If you’d like to make your own vanilla ice cream, we recommend this recipe from Cuisinart. These shakes are bound to put a wee bit o’ happiness in your day.


4 cups vanilla ice cream
8 tablespoons milk
1 teaspoon mint extract
3/4 teaspoon green food coloring
1 cup crushed Oreo cookies

Optional toppings: Whipped cream, green sprinkles, maraschino cherries


The preparation for these treats could not be more easy. Simply blend all ingredients until smooth, top with whipped cream, sprinkles, and a cherry, and serve cold.

Makes 4 8-oz. shakes.