If you’re a regular reader of this site, you know that I’m a big ice cream fan. I love it inside ice cream sandwiches, in a bowl with some awesome toppings and especially in a good milkshake. Since I haven’t had time to get to the gym as much lately, it’s kind of a no-no for me right now, but that went out the window when I was trying to think of some good St. Patrick’s Day recipes. I came up with a few things—some of which might still end up on the site this week or next—and landed on this one, an awesome dessert after your shepherd’s pie.
I’m sure many of you, even if you’re vegan, have been to McDonald’s at least once in your life. And if not, its inescapable advertising has at least made you aware of its offerings, including the Shamrock Shake, which it offers this time of year. So I put together what I’m sure is a healthier (and definitely cruelty-free) version for today’s post.
This Shamrock Shake gets its green color from matcha powder, the delicious green tea that everybody is so fond of lately. That means it gives you a little energy boost, too, which is nice after a hearty Irish dinner. I kept it simple with some So Delicious soy-based ice cream, but you can make your own if you prefer to put a little more work into it—there are plenty of recipes out there.
This recipe is incredibly easy to make, and I think you’ll love it. So give it a shot and let me know how it goes in the comments section. And if you like it, please help me out by sharing it via the social media buttons below.
- 2 cups vegan ice cream
- 1 cup vegan milk
- 1 Tbsp. matcha powder
- 1 tsp. peppermint extract
- Add all ingredients to blender and blend until smooth. Serve immediately.