McDonalds Copy Cat Shamrock Shakes

As spring waits in the wings, we celebrate the last of our wonderful Irish recipes with a fun drink that will whisk you back to your childhood. This time it will be even better because Naomi Blackburn has created a low-fat version for us to enjoy.

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DSCN0285[1]MID-WEEK MIXERS by Naomi Blackburn

It used to be that I would eagerly anticipate the arrival of McDonald’s Shamrock shakes. Those little gems of thick, minty coolness would make me smile. But, alas, came the time when I really tried to stop going to McDonald’s because my demand for a higher quality of food overruled my love of those little gems. So, my smile returned when I came across this recipe on Yummly. Unfortunately, they seemed pretty high in fat and I wanted to play and see if I could get the fat down with keeping the taste. I think I was successful. The other thing is that  it seemed that the mint flavor wasn’t as strong in Yummly and I like the taste of mint in my shakes, so I set out to bump up the mint extract.

The original recipe called for soy ice cream and that made me cringe. I also wanted to try a low fat frozen yogurtDSCN0284[1] and fat free milk, so that is what I did. Now, here we go:

Ingredients:

2 scoops vanilla low-fat frozen yogurt
1 1/4 cups fat free milk
1/2 t. mint extract
10 drops food coloring

Directions:

Place all ingredients in a blender and blend until processed. Pour into chilled shake glass and top with canned whip cream. Serve!!

About the author

Bette Lee Crosby

USA Today Bestselling and Award-winning novelist Bette Lee Crosby's books are "Well-crafted storytelling populated by memorable characters caught up in equally memorable circumstances." - Midwest Book Review The Seattle Post Intelligencer says Crosby's writing is, "A quirky mix of Southern flair, serious thoughts about important things in life and madcap adventures." Samantha from Reader's Favorite raves, "Crosby writes the type of book you can't stop thinking about long after you put it down." "Storytelling is in my blood," Crosby laughingly admits, "My mom was not a writer, but she was a captivating storyteller, so I find myself using bits and pieces of her voice in most everything I write." It is the wit and wisdom of that Southern Mama Crosby brings to her works of fiction; the result is a delightful blend of humor, mystery and romance along with a cast of quirky charters who will steal your heart away. Her work was first recognized in 2006 when she received The National League of American Pen Women Award for a then unpublished manuscript. She has since gone on to win nineteen awards for her work; these include: TheRoyal Palm Literary Award, the FPA President's Book Award Gold Medal, Reader's Favorite Award Gold Medal, and the Reviewer's Choice Award.

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