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Low-fat, low-carb version of beloved McDonald's Shamrock Shake

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McDonald's has offered its green, minty Shamrock Shake milkshakes since 1970, during the months of February and March, to celebrate St. Patrick's Day. The company sells the shakes in the United States and Ireland as well as in some Canadian locations.

If you love the taste of a Shamrock Shake but don't want the 530 calories, 86 grams of carbs (including 73 grams of sugar) and 15 fat grams contained in a small shake from McDonald's, you can make this recipe at home and enjoy it year round.

  • 2 cups vanilla ice cream, sugar free or low carb, slightly softened
  • 1 1/4 cups skim milk
  • 1/4 tsp mint extract
  • 7-8 drops green food coloring
  1. Combine all ingredients in a blender or food processor and mix until smooth. Be careful when adding the mint extract and drops. Both may come out faster than expected and can easily cause you to add too much.
  2. Pour into two 12 oz cups and serve immediately.

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