Since its inception in 1970, more than 60 million McDonald’s Shamrock Shakes have been sucked into America’s faces via the hollows of these far-too-thin plastic straws. The Shamrock Shake is minty. It’s powerfully inexperienced. And it’s 820 energy* value of brain-freezing St. Patrick’s Day nostalgia.
Energy will be burned off on the health club, so what we’re extra involved with are the 54 ingredients lurking inside that Shamrock Shake (critically, there are 14 substances simply within the CHERRY that goes on prime). A few of the extra questionable substances: Carrageenan (a possible human carcinogen), and the mix of Yellow 5 or Crimson 40 with sodium benzoate, which has been related to hyperactivity in kids. Additionally: excessive fructose corn syrup. A lot excessive fructose corn syrup (a big shake accommodates 115 grams of sugar).
If we’ve realized something from the previous, we’d know that in 2006 it was revealed to us that there are 59 ingredients in a McDonald’s strawberry shake, zero of them being strawberries. Zero strawberries. Does this imply it’s doable that the Shamrock Shake accommodates zero shamrocks mint? Although we may surmise that the mint is accounted for within the “pure taste (plant supply)” merchandise of the shake’s long list of ingredients, we are able to by no means be certain.
What we can be certain of is that the selfmade Shamrock Shake recipe within the video above accommodates exactly seven substances. Granted, it doesn’t have the identical sugar-bomb impact of the true Shamrock Shake, however it provides a scrumptious dose of contemporary minty taste. We used Haagen Dazs ice cream (which solely accommodates 5 substances), milk (which is already an ingredient within the ice cream) and contemporary mint leaves. Then we topped all of it off with contemporary whipped cream (cream and sugar are already within the ice cream) and a contemporary cherry. Rely ’em. Seven substances.
So, break up with McDonald’s and make your personal Shamrock Shake.
Bonus: Watch all the way in which to the top of the video and we’ll share a secret with you: The McLeprechaun.
- 1 pint vanilla ice cream (as talked about above, we used 5-ingredient Haagen Dazs)
- 1 half cups milk
- 2 massive handfuls of contemporary mint leaves, stems eliminated
- Whipped cream and a cherry, to prime
Mix till clean and serve!
* All statistics are based mostly on a McDonald’s 22-ounce measurement massive.