Boozy Shamrock Shake

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This boozy shamrock shake recipe is made with Baileys, whiskey, milk, and blended together with mint chocolate chip ice cream. The mint green adult milkshake is rich, creamy, and perfect for St. Patrick’s Day celebrations.

Is it even St. Patrick’s Day without shamrock shakes?

Each year when February rolls around I start getting excited for the tasty treat’s annual arrival in the day’s lead up to St. Patrick’s Day.

But this year I decided to try something new and whip up a boozy version of the classic green milkshake.

Shamrock Shake with whipped cream, cherry, and green sprinkles.

And let me tell you, this green dessert cocktail is as delicious as it looks!

What Liquors to Use in a Boozy Shamrock Shake

  • Baileys Irish Cream- a sweet and creamy whiskey-based liquor with a hint of chocolate flavor.
  • Whiskey– We used Jameson, a blended Irish whiskey. But you can use your favorite whiskey.

How to Make a Boozy Shamrock Shake

Step 1: Blend the ice cream, milk, and liquors together until smooth and creamy.

Jameson Irish Whiskey being poured into a blender with ice cream.

Step 2: Pour into glasses and garnish with whipped cream and any other desired toppings. We used a maraschino cherry and St. Patrick’s Day sprinkles.

Mint green milkshake topped with whipped cream, green sprinkles, and a cherry. A bottle of baileys in background.

Step 3: Serve immediately and enjoy.


  • These boozy milkshakes are best when enjoyed immediately. I do not recommend making ahead.
  • To get the perfect shake, check the consistency after blending and add more ice cream for a thicker shake or more milk if the shake is too thick.
  • Skip the sprinkles and top your shakes with chopped Andes Mints or crushed Mint OREO cookies instead.
  • Want to add extra mint flavor to your spiked shamrock shake? Try adding a drop or two of mint extract or a splash of Creme de Menthe.
Boozy shamrock shake with whipped cream, green sprinkles, and a cherry.

Frequently Asked Questions

What can I use instead of whiskey?

If you aren’t a fan of whiskey simple leave it out and increase the Baileys to 3 ounces. Or Try using 1 ounce of vodka in place of the whiskey instead.

How can I spike my Shamrock Shake?

More interested in spiking your shake than making one from scratch at home? That works too. Just add Baileys and/or Jameson, to taste.

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4.41 from 5 votes

Boozy Shamrock Shake

Author: Jaclyn
Prep: 5 minutes
Total: 5 minutes
A boozy shamrock shake recipe made with Baileys, whiskey, milk, and blended together with mint chocolate chip ice cream. The perfect minty frozen dessert cocktail for St. Patrick's Day celebrations.


  • 4 cups 8 scoops mint chocolate chip ice cream
  • 2 ounces milk
  • 2 ounces Baileys Irish Cream
  • 1 ounce whiskey
  • 8 drops green food coloring
  • whipped cream optional topping
  • maraschino cherries optional topping
  • sprinkles optional topping


  • Add ice cream, milk, Baileys, and Jameson to a blender. Blend until smooth.
  • Pour into glasses and top with whipped cream. Add sprinkles and a cherry, if desired.
  • Serve immediately and enjoy.


Shake too thick? Blend in more ice cream.
Shake too thin? Blend in a little more milk.


Serving: 1g | Calories: 791kcal

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Boozy Shamrock Shake; Perfect for St. Patrick's Day!

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  1. Says above shake too thin add more milk? Too thick more ice cream… I think that direction is wrong lol

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