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.
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 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.
Strain out mint leaves. Set aside 2 Tbsp. of the syrup for your Shamrock Shake and save the rest for something else fun.