An all natural Shamrock Shake copycat recipe for a festive milkshake to drink on Saint Patrick’s Day. Spinach powder gives the green color to this low carb treat.
Since I had ingredients at home to make an all natural Shamrock Shake, I decided to go ahead and test out the recipe.
We usually don’t make a big deal out of Saint Patrick’s Day even though I have a little bit of Irish in me. A grandmother on my mother’s side came to the U.S. as an indentured servant from Ireland.
The red hair throughout my mom’s family is proof of this Irish blood. Even my youngest daughter has red highlights in her hair.
Saint Patrick’s Day is another special day in our family. My father was born on March 17th so we often call him the Irish Filipino.
I do have memories as a child of stopping into McDonald’s and grabbing one of the minty Shamrock Shakes when they were available. There was always something about the “Limited Time Only” slogan that made you feel like this may be your last chance to have one.
You could never sip them with a straw either because they were more like soft serve ice cream rather than a drinkable shake. Of course I would never touch one of these shakes nowadays since I try my best to stay away from sugar and artificial ingredients.
For my homemade version of a Shamrock Shake, I used all natural ingredients. To get the green color, I used some spinach powder.
I just happened to have some home made vanilla ice cream in the freezer which made this a quick and easy treat to make. You could use store bought low carb ice cream, but one made with sucralose like CarbSmart wouldn’t result in an all-natural shake.
I used two small scoops of vanilla ice cream that is probably around 1/2 a cup packed. I wanted the shake to be thick, but thin enough that it could be sipped with a straw.
This all natural Shamrock Shake recipe easily took less than two minutes to make. The spinach gives a nice green color and sneaks in a little bit of this healthy vegetable. Even my two year old enjoys sipping this minty low carb and sugar free milkshake with me.
Wouldn’t it be great if more restaurants had low carb options? Check out this article on creative solutions to serve sugar-free customers at restaurants.
All Natural Shamrock Shake
Place all ingredients into blender and mix until well combined.
Any low carb ice cream can be used. Nutrition information will vary depending on ice cream brand or recipe.
Fresh spinach could be mixed in if you don't have spinach powder or leave this out if green color not desired
Makes 1 serving
Nutrition per serving: 354 calories, 31.5g fat, 151mg sodium, 6.8g net carbs, 2.8g protein