My children love St. Patrick’s Day. They like to build leprechaun traps and eat green foods. We like to make Rainbow Cupcakes, and it would not be the same without Irish Potatoes. I was found these adorable paper straws at Target the other day and knew that I needed to make green milkshakes to go with them. It really amazes me sometimes how something as simple as throwing some milk and ice cream into a blender with a fun straw becomes a party and special occasion in our home. My children were delighted to have a festive milkshake as a special after school snack. I was the coolest mom on the block. For about an hour, but I’ll take what I can get.
The first time I made these, I added everything to the blender at once. Not such a good idea. The milkshakes turned grey, not the bright green I was hoping for. Now, I leave the Oreos out until the very end. It keeps the color vibrant. This recipe made 4 kid-sized milkshakes.
- 6 scoops vanilla ice cream
- 1 1/2 cups milk
- 1 teaspoon peppermint extract
- green food coloring
- 8 Oreos
Add the ice cream, milk, peppermint extract, and green food coloring to the blender. Blend until smooth. Add more milk if you need to thin out the shake a little. Crush up the Oreos a little before you add them to the blender. Pulse a few times. Pour into a glass and add a fun straw!