Naturally colored and flavored homemamde shamrock shake decorated with shamrocks
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Real Food Shamrock Shake (Makes several small shakes)

Made from scratch using only natural colors and flavors, this minty shamrock shake is the real food, real deal, perfect for celebrating St. Patrick's Day!
Course Beverages
Cuisine St. Patrick's Day
Prep Time 10 minutes
Servings 3 small shakes
Calories 544kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 1/3 cups heavy cream
  • 2 tbsp. honey or to taste (Can be substituted with maple syrup or sugar syrup)
  • 3/4 cup baby spinach packed
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 handful fresh peppermint leaves or 6 drops peppermint essential oil, or peppermint extract to taste
  • 2 cups milk
  • ice optional
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract optional

Instructions

  • Blend the first 5 ingredients together well; these ingredients will be forming the mint ice cream for our shake. I add in the raw (pastured) eggs because not only does it add in protein, but it also helps the texture of the ice cream. If you don't want to use raw eggs, you can eliminate them, or make a custard by heating the eggs with the honey and cream over medium heat. If you decide to make the custard, don't add in the peppermint and spinach quite yet. You can blend them with the milk and ice cream at the blending stage.
  • Taste your mixture and add more honey or peppermint oil or extract, if you like, to suit your taste.
  • I ended up with about 2 cups of liquid. Freeze it overnight to make a mint ice cream of sorts. 
  • The next day, cut your ice cream into chunks and blend it with 2 cups of milk (of your choice). You can add in a little ice to make it thicker, and a little less rich, if you like.
  • Taste it, and adjust to your own taste. I added in a few more leaves of spinach to make it a little greener.
  • Serve immediately. It's wonderful topped with whipped cream. :)

Nutrition

Serving: 1small shake | Calories: 544kcal | Carbohydrates: 19g | Protein: 11g | Fat: 47g | Saturated Fat: 28g | Cholesterol: 270mg | Sodium: 166mg | Potassium: 432mg | Sugar: 16g | Vitamin A: 3620IU | Vitamin C: 5.5mg | Calcium: 286mg | Iron: 1mg