Lucky Four-Leaf Clover Shake
Every year we would eagerly await the arrival of early March so we could enjoy thick, minty green shakes from a popular fast food restaurant. Not only have those shakes been discontinued in most areas as far as we can tell, our version is even better than our memories of the pale green drink. We like garnishing this shake with whipped cream and green sprinkles - but fresh mint also makes a more elegant topper. Creme de menthe also makes a nice, grown-up addition to the shake - and the food coloring is optional for those who prefer a more natural shake.
4 cups vanilla ice cream
2 1/2 cups milk
1/2 teaspoon peppermint extract or a few drops peppermint oil
15 drops green liquid food coloring or to desired color
Combine all of the ingredients in a blender and puree until smooth. Serve in chilled glasses.
Makes 6 servings.
Preparation Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes