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McDonald’s Shamrock Shake Copycat Recipe

I found this recipe on Yahoo.

  • 3 cups ice cream
  • 1 3/4 cup milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon peppermint extract
  • Green food colouring

1. Blend all ingredients in a blender until thick and smooth.

Shamrock Shake

Verdict: This was a tasty milkshake. We may have blended it a little too much, but I thought it was pretty close to the consistency of a McDonald’s milkshake.

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Toasted Marshmallow Cookies and Cream Milkshake

I found this recipe on another food blog.

  • 6 jumbo marshmallow (we only had the large ones, so we used 12 of them)
  • 6 cups of vanilla ice cream
  • 1 cup milk
  • 6 Oreos

1. Preheat oven to 400F and (the blog said to line a baking sheet with one of those silpat liners. Since we don’t have one we used parchment paper. The marshmallows stick a little but with a spatula we got most of it off). Line marshmallows in centre and bake 10-15 until golden on top.

2. Place ice cream, milk and toasted marshmallows in blender and blend until well combined. Add Oreo cookies and blend just enough to spread the cookies around.

ToastedMarshmallow

Verdict: We loved these, though I didn’t really taste any marshmallow flavor. My mom and sister said the sweetness was enhanced by the marshmallows, but I have to admit I wanted more of a marshmallow taste.

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Frozen Hot Chocolate

I found this recipe on another food blog.

  • 2 cups milk
  • 5 1.25 ounce packets of hot chocolate
  • 4 cups ice
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • (we didn’t use the 1/4 cup mini chocolate chips for decoration)

1.  Combine milk and hot chocolate in a blender. Add ice and blend until ice is reduced to tiny pieces. Pour into glasses.

2. Whip the cream and sugar until it is whipped cream. Top each glass with some of the whipped cream (and add the chocolate chips, if desire).

Verdict: This is a really easy, really good recipe. Love the homemade whipped cream, which tasted so much better than some of the whipped cream I get in restaurants.

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Strawberry Daiquiri Punch

A little while ago, I tried my first strawberry daiquiri (what can I say? I’m normally a vodka girl) and have loved them since. So when I saw a recipe for a punch version in one of the daily/weekly recipe e-mails I get, I wanted to try it right away. I decided to make a non-alcoholic version (the original offers an alcoholic variation).

  • 6 cups strawberries
  • 1 6-ounce container of frozen limeade concentrate (this was nowhere to be found around here! We used a lemonade version instead)
  • 3/4 cup unsweetened pineapple juice
  • 1 16 ounce bottle of lemon-lime carbonated beverage, chilled (like 7-up!)
  • 2 cups ice cubes

1.  Place strawberries, 3 cups at a time, into blender and blend until smooth. Transfer to a large pitcher and add the rest of the ingredients. Cover and chill until time to serve.

Verdict: This just didn’t taste enough like a daiquiri for me. Maybe I should have tried the alcoholic version.

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