It's the time of year when everybody starts feeling a little Irish, and we start adding a bit of green to everything for St. Patrick's Day.  Well, you can keep your green beer.  I want a Shamrock Shake.

But just like McDonald’s® only puts the McRib out there for a limited time, the Shamrock Shakes won't be around very long either.

The people at babble.com have a few "copycat" recipes posted on their site, and I have tried a few of them, and have been impressed with how they turned out.

Now they have posted a copycat recipe for the McDonald's Shamrock Shake... and it is dead on.

Just four ingredients that you can mix up quick, fast, and in a hurry...

Babble's Shamrock Shake

  • 3 cups of good quality vanilla ice-cream
  • 1 and 3/4 cups of 1% milk
  • 1/2 tsp. of peppermint extract
  • green food coloring

Mix it all up and you can have your very own Shamrock Shakes at your St. Patty's Day party, or just a nice minty treat any day of the year.