A semi-healthy version of the McDonald's® shamrock shake that we all love. Spinach replaces green dye. Great minty taste! Amount for ice cream and milk are estimates. I usually eyeball the whole thing. Add enough to make a thick, creamy shake!

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Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
total:
10 mins
Servings:
6
Yield:
6 servings
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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Blend milk, spinach, and candies together in a blender until smooth; add ice cream, working in batches, and blend until smooth and evenly green.

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Cook's Note:

You can substitute chocolate ice cream for vanilla if you want choco-mint.

A candy cane can be used instead of peppermint candies.

Nutrition Facts

201 calories; protein 4.4g 9% DV; carbohydrates 27.8g 9% DV; fat 8.5g 13% DV; cholesterol 33.9mg 11% DV; sodium 83.6mg 3% DV. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
08/11/2016
I've wanted to make this shake for a long time. I finally had all the ingredients at the same time. I love peppermint, so I really like this shake. You can't even taste the fresh baby spinach! I began by scaling the recipe down to 2 servings. I added the milk, the spinach, and the peppermints in the blender and blended well so as to get all the spinach and candy ground up. Then I added the ice cream and blended. The only thing I will be more careful about next time is that I will add the milk in smaller increments since the full amount seemed to make it thinner than I like. Two servings used only a little more than 2 T. of the spinach, so it turned out a very pale mint green color. A little more spinach would not change the taste and would probably make it a little greener, if desired. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/10/2016
I've wanted to make this shake for a long time. I finally had all the ingredients at the same time. I love peppermint, so I really like this shake. You can't even taste the fresh baby spinach! I began by scaling the recipe down to 2 servings. I added the milk, the spinach, and the peppermints in the blender and blended well so as to get all the spinach and candy ground up. Then I added the ice cream and blended. The only thing I will be more careful about next time is that I will add the milk in smaller increments since the full amount seemed to make it thinner than I like. Two servings used only a little more than 2 T. of the spinach, so it turned out a very pale mint green color. A little more spinach would not change the taste and would probably make it a little greener, if desired. Read More
(8)
Rating: 5 stars
03/22/2017
These were a huge hit! Yummy! No one had any idea that the green hue was from spinach. I didn't measure anything and I increased the recipe for 4 servings. Next time, I'll make a single recipe, which I think would be about 2 large shakes, then repeat the recipe as needed for more shakes. By doubling it, the milk, spinach and candy foamed up so much that I had to pour half the mixture into a holding container so there was room in the blender to add ice cream. I used reduced fat chocolate chip ice cream (yummy!). Next time, I'll dribble chocolate syrup down the inside of the glass before adding the shake. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/23/2016
Wow this looks so good Read More
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