Shamrock Shots

Whenever St. Patrick’s Day comes around I often think fondly back to my youth when March signaled the sale of the Shamrock Shake.

Now as an adult I’m more aware of all the fat and calories that can be found in one so in recent years I have started making them at home with my kids using low fat milk, frozen yogurt, mint extract and a bit of green food colouring for nostalgia’s sake.

This year we decided to do a St. Patrick’s Day inspired dinner party. The theme was green, the decor was shamrocks and I decided to take my Shamrock-esque shake recipe and make it a drink that my adult dinner guest could enjoy as a shot while I made my regular version for my under 18 guests.

Ingredients (from left): Irish cream, green food colouring, mint extract, and frozen vanilla yogurt.

Ingredients (from left): Irish cream, green food colouring, mint extract, and frozen vanilla yogurt.

For the adults at my dinner I used Irish Cream in lieu of the low fat 1% milk I would normally use.

Yogurt in the blender.

Yogurt in the blender.

I didn’t really get a good chance to measure my scoops, as my ice cream scoop died a painful death a few months ago and I haven’t found one to replace it yet, but I would estimate it at about 5 scoops.

Irish Cream, green food colouring and mint extract.

Irish Cream, green food colouring and mint extract.

After scooping the frozen yogurt I add the remaining ingredients and blend until smooth.

Finished shot - Ready to Serve

Finished shot – Ready to Serve

Pour into shot glasses and recite your favourite Irish Blessing.

Shamrock Shots

Just in time for St. Patrick’s Day

Ingredients:

  • 5 scoops of Vanilla Frozen Yogurt
  • 1 1/2 cups of Irish Cream
  • 1/4 teaspoon of green food colouring
  • 1/8 teaspoon mint extract

Preparation:

  1. Put the 5 scoops of frozen yogurt in to a blender.
  2. Add the Irish Cream, green food colouring and mint extract.
  3. Blend until smooth.
  4. Pour into shot glasses and enjoy!

For your under 18 family members:

A (Lighter) Shamrock Shake

Ingredients:

  • 5 scoops frozen yogurt
  • 1 1/2 cups of 1% milk
  • 1/4 teaspoon green food colouring
  • 1/8 teaspoon mint extract

Preparation:

  1. Put the 5 scoops of frozen yogurt in the blender.
  2. Add milk, green food colouring, and mint extract.
  3. Blend until smooth.
  4. Pour into glasses and enjoy!
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