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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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 yogurt and fat free milk, so that is what I did. Now, here we go:
2 scoops vanilla low-fat frozen yogurt
1 1/4 cups fat free milk
1/2 t. mint extract
10 drops food coloring
Place all ingredients in a blender and blend until processed. Pour into chilled shake glass and top with canned whip cream. Serve!!
Thanks Tiffany. They are actually really good and don’t have that processed taste that the original recipe has.