Need a delicious treat to drink on St. Patrick's Day? Don't forget to add some booze to that drink. This is how to make the famous Shamrock Shake.
Here is What you will need.
2½ cups vanilla ice cream
¼ cup milk (we used whole, but low-fat would work too)
3 oz. Jameson Irish whiskey (two shots, or 6 Tbsp.)
¼ tsp. mint extract (don't use "peppermint" extract, which tastes like toothpaste)
4–6 drops green + 2 drops yellow food coloring
For mint syrup: 1 small bunch fresh mint, 1 cup sugar, 1 cup water
For garnish: Whipped cream, Maraschino cherries, Fun drinking straws
Heat water, sugar, and fresh mint (about 1 cup leaves) in a small saucepan until the sugar is completely dissolved.
Transfer syrup to a heatproof bowl (not Tupperware, since it could melt) and chill until cool. You can put it in the freezer to speed this up; check after about 20 minutes.
Strain out mint leaves. Set aside 2 Tbsp. of the syrup for your Shamrock Shake and save the rest for something else fun.
Combine 2 Tbsp. mint syrup, ice cream, milk, whiskey, mint extract, and food coloring in a blender and whiz until smooth.