Boozy Shamrock Shake with Vanilla Vodka for St. Patrick’s Day

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This Boozy Shamrock Shake recipe is strictly for adults only! Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with this minty green milkshake made with Vanilla Vodka, Baileys Irish Cream, and Creme De Menthe.

It packs a punch, so sip it slowly! For more adult libations, grab more of our St. Patrick’s Day Cocktails.

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Boozy Shamrock Shake

The full ingredients list and instructions are found in the printable recipe card at the end of this post. I highly recommend reading the blog post all the way through so that you don’t miss any tips or substitution suggestions and ensure that you have all the ingredients and equipment required and understand the steps and timings involved.

The Shamrock Shake is a seasonal green mint-flavored milkshake dessert sold at some McDonald’s restaurants during March to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in the US, Canada, and Ireland.Wiki

Sadly, we don’t have them here in the UK – and if you don’t have them in your part of the world, you can always make your own right?!

However, we’ve spiked our Irish-themed milkshake with Vanilla Vodka, Irish Cream Liqueur, and Crème de Menthe to make a delicious boozy Shamrock Shake that is definitely not for kids.

That said, we’ve included how you can make a virgin, mocktail version in our guide.

So read on and learn how to make these luscious green milkshakes for St. Patrick’s Day!

Shamrock Shake Spiked with Bailey's Irish Cream

Ingredients For Boozy Shamrock Shakes

For your convenience, I’ve linked any specialized ingredients needed for this recipe to Amazon below.

  • Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream
  • Vanilla Vodka if you can’t source this, add a drop of vanilla extract to plain vodka.
  • Baileys Irish CreamI always use Baileys, but any branded Irish cream liqueur will work too.
  • Crème De Menthea sweet, mint-flavored alcoholic beverage. Available in clear and green. Use the green kind to add more color to your Boozy Shamrock Shake!
  • Chocolate Mint Baking Chipsfor added minty-chocolatey goodness! You could also sprinkle some on top for garnish if you like.
  • Whipped Creamfrom a can, or you can make your own if you like.
  • Fresh Mint for garnish
  • Maraschino Cherries for garnish. We used red and green cherries.

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Virgin Shamrock Shake (Non-Alcoholic)

So that non-drinkers can enjoy a non-boozy Shamrock Shake we simply remove the alcohol and replace it!

In a blender, combine:

  • 2 cups Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream
  • 2 oz Whole Milk
  • ½-1 oz Mint Extract*
  • ¼ cup Chocolate Mint Baking Chips

When smooth and combined, divide the milkshake between two tall glasses and garnish with whipped cream, mint leaves, and/or cocktail cherries as desired.

You could even add some shamrock sprinkles!

*Start with a half-measure and increase to a full measure if desired.

For adults who would still like to enjoy the taste of alcohol in their mocktail, you could try non-alcoholic alternatives.

In the UK, try Lyre’s, which is also available on Amazon in the UK and

There is also Strykk There are other brands, but this one was more widely available.

  • Instead of Vanilla Vodka, try using Strykk Not Vanilla Vodka.
  • Instead of Baileys, use whole milk.
  • Instead of Crème de Menthe, use mint extract (start with a half-measure, and increase to a full measure to taste, if desired.)

Use the non-alcoholic alternatives instead of the alcoholic ones in the recipe card.

Big Batches of Boozy Shamrock Shakes

Because most of us are limited to certain sizes of blenders, making big batches of this St. Patrick’s Day milkshake isn’t so straightforward.

The best thing to do is to make it to serve. The recipe makes 2 milkshakes, but you could possibly double that (depending on the size of your blender) to make 4 servings at a time.

St. Patrick's Day Shamrock Shake Cocktail

This cocktail recipe is intended for adults of the legal drinking age in your country of residence.
Please drink responsibly. Do not drink and drive.

How Do I Make A Boozy Shamrock Shake?

Check out the printable recipe card below with full ingredients and instructions. To save ink, any demonstration photos do not print.


Boozy Shamrock Shake

Michelle Ordever
This Boozy Shamrock Shake recipe is strictly for adults only!
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Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Course Cocktails
Cuisine St. Patrick’s Day
Servings 2
Calories 858 kcal


For the Boozy Shamrock Shake

  • 2 cups Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream
  • 2 oz Vanilla Vodka
  • 2 oz Baileys Irish Cream
  • 1 oz Crème De Menthe
  • ¼ cup Chocolate Mint Baking Chips

For Garnish

  • Whipped Cream
  • Mint Leaves
  • Green & Red Cocktail Cherries


  • Place all of the ingredients for the boozy Shamrock Shake into a blender.
  • Blend on high speed until smooth and combined.
  • Divide the mixture between two tall glasses.
  • Garnish with whipped cream, mint leaves, and/or cherries as desired. Enjoy!



Serving: 1 | Calories: 858kcal | Carbohydrates: 85g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 31g | Saturated Fat: 16g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 12g | Cholesterol: 66mg | Sodium: 212mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 73g

Nutritional information is always approximate and will depend on the quality of ingredients used and serving sizes. If you need exact calories and macros, please do your own calculations.

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