Skip the Drive Thru & Make this Keto Shamrock Shake at Home
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Looking for a low carb shamrock shake? Skip the drive-thru for this keto shamrock shake instead.
This iconic shake only comes around once a year… until now.
Thank your lucky clover! Now you can slurp down an epic, minty McDonald’s-inspired keto Shamrock Shake whenever your heart desires a sweet treat! ☘️
Let’s start with the original McDonald’s shamrock shake carbs:
Pick up a medium Shamrock Shake at your local McDonald’s, and you also pick up 91g of net carbs—YIKES! 😱I bet you’re not feeling so lucky anymore?! Have no fear, our recipe offers all the glorious flavors of the McDonald’s version with only 3g net carbs per serving! Yippie!
Keto Shamrock Shake (McDonald's Copycat)
yield: 2 SERVINGS
prep time: 5 MINUTES
cook time: 5 MINUTES
total time: 10 MINUTES
This refreshing and sweet shake has all the delicious minty flavor without the carbs!
- 2/3 cup heavy whipping cream
- 1 to 2 cups ice (depending on how frothy you'd like it)
- 4 tablespoons (2 oz.) cream cheese, block variety
- 3-5 tablespoons erythritol, confectioners (adjust according to taste)
- 1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
- 1 teaspoon pure mint extract (adjust according to desired mintiness)
- 1/8 teaspoon xanthan gum, optional (for extra thickening)
- green food coloring, optional
- keto whipped cream for topping, optional
In a blender, combine the heavy cream, ice, cream cheese, erythritol, vanilla extract, mint extract, and food coloring. Process until smooth, about 30-60 seconds. If you prefer a thick shake, add a dash of xanthan gum (up to 1/8 teaspoon).
Pour the shake into one large or two small glasses. If desired, top with homemade whipped cream. Enjoy!
Don’t be alarmed by the high total carb count! Erythritol does not affect blood sugar in the same way that regular carbs do, so we subtracted it from the total carb count. You’ll see that the net carbs are much lower once you remove the sugar alcohols.
Yield: 2, Serving Size: 8 oz.
Amount Per Serving: 401 Calories | 41g Fat | 19.8g Total Carbs | 0.1g Fiber | 0.4g Sugar | 19g Sugar Alcohol | 2g Protein | 0.7g Net Carbs
Tips for whipping up the BEST keto Shamrock Shake:
- Want a caffeinated twist? Freeze leftover coffee in an ice cube tray to use the frozen “coffee cubes” in place of regular ice for a dynamite mint frappuccino! Add a squirt of sugar-free chocolate syrup, and it’s just like you’re enjoying a Starbucks Thin Mint Frapp but without all of the carbs—YUM!
- You could also add in some chunks of sugar-free dark chocolate to make a mint chocolate chip version of this keto shake.
- Be sure to use pure vanilla extract and pure mint extract for this shake. I tried making it once with imitation and it was BLECK! Typically, I buy mine in bulk to score the best deal.
Even the kiddos will adore this sugar-free shake!
And there you have it! So easy to make and so yummy to enjoy! Everyone will slurp up this keto shamrock shake the moment it’s finished blending.
What a fun way to celebrate springtime with a keto-friendly and refreshing treat. Enjoy!
Check out what my teammate had to say about this keto shake:
“I’m not that big of a shake person, but this was spectacular! The mint flavor was delicious and refreshing, but not too overwhelming and the consistency of the shake was perfectly thick and creamy. It’s crazy how low-carb this dessert drink is! I made one for my kids too and they drank it in less than 10 minutes!
I initially went with 3 tablespoons of erythritol confectioners but added in a 4th tablespoon to make it just a smidge sweeter and it tasted fantastic!”
Love copycat recipes? Try our keto Wendy’s chili knockoff!
Mmmm… so tasty I didn’t have mint extract so made it without. Super delicious vanilla milkshake!!! Thanks hip2keto.
Oh good! You’re welcome, Jolene! Super glad you enjoyed it!
This was SO good & tasted so very close to the real milkshake.
My husband & I are thrilled. We’ll definitely be switching up the flavors too.
Thank you SO much!
You’re welcome, Heather H.! I’m so glad to hear you all enjoyed yours!
Ooh, let us know what other flavors you try!
YUM! Thank you!!!
You’re so welcome, Nichole!
I used to have to get a Shamrock shake every year around this time. Thanks to you and this recipe I can have my minty treat shake and still be on plan! It is SO good. Thank you!
Yay! You’re welcome, Regina! SO glad you can still take part in your yearly tradition! Enjoy!
Best Keto shake hands down. I’ve switched it up some and have added a square or two of 85-90% dark chocolate and blended it up with the rest of the ingredients for a mint chip shake. Very good!
Woohoo! That sure sounds yummy, Brett! 🙌 SO glad you enjoyed it! Thanks for letting us know how your version turned out!
Fantastic recipe! Spot on copy cat! Also made my wife’s vanilla and threw in a handful of frozen raspberries. It was amazing!
Oh wow! That does sound amazing! Thanks for commenting! SO glad you enjoyed it!
It really is!
I’m going to throw in some baby spinach leaves because I don’t have green food coloring. I’ll let you know how it turns out. 😉
Awesome! We’re excited to hear how it turns out for you!
I only have peppermint extract not pure mint extract, do you have a suggested substitution for the 1 tsp pure mint? I read peppermint is more strong flavor so would 1/2 tsp be good?
Hi there! You could maybe start out with trying even less than that and see how you might like it. We have found the peppermint to be VERY minty. Let us know how it turns out!
Hi Amber, I went with about 1/3 tsp of peppermint extract and this was a complete success! My wife said “This Shamrock Shake tastes better then any one at McD’s I ever had! My 3 and 6 year olds loved it as well, thank you for the great recipe!
Hi Michael! I made this today too! So glad that your family loved it. I agree, it definitely was a lot tastier & healthier! Thank you for your feedback ♥
Colin, thank you for this copycat recipe. I just made it, and it was 💯 a success! It tastes SOOO much better than the original! 😋😋😋
Hi Rick! Thank you for the feedback ♥ We make them at home too. So glad you enjoyed it!
♥️♥️loved this!! Couldn’t find mint extract so had to use peppermint extract. I used 1/8tsp of peppermint extract and handful of spinach to give the green color. (You can not taste the spinach at all). I also used 4tbs of allulose it turned out soo good!! My kids absolutely loved it plus they get some spinach!! Thanks so much for the recipe!!
Yay! You’re so welcome, Ana! Glad they enjoyed it too! Thanks for sharing how you made yours!
Can you use regular erythritol instead of confectioner’s?
Hi Debi! You could try that, however it may not mix up or blend as well. Here is our keto sweetener guide with all of the best options and how to use them – https://hip2keto.com/best-sweeteners-diets-conversion-recipe/
Let us know how you like it!
I thought I was at McDonalds!! Excellent Recipe!!
SO awesome to hear that, Mandie! Thanks a ton for the feedback!
Wow! This was an amazing treat. My husband LOVES mint and said this was the best keto treat he’s ever had (we’ve been keto 3+ years). I’m not a mint fan so I subbed for 1t cocoa powder and 1t espresso powder and it was super yummy!
What a HUGE compliment from your husband! I love the modifications you made as well, AmandaL!
Just made this. Excellent!! Thank you.
You are welcome! I’m so happy to hear you liked it!
I’ve got to try this! I might even add chucks of lime jello!
Fun idea! Hope you love it, Grace! ❤️😋
What can I use in place of xanthan gum?
Also amount to stevia vs erythitol??
Hey there! ❤️ We do have a chart that is helpful for how to swap out different keto sweetener options – https://hip2keto.com/tips/sugar-free-sweeteners/
Some alternatives for the xanthan gum are ground flax seeds, Guar Gum, Egg whites, Chia seeds and Psyllium Husk Powder. Hoping this is helpful! 🥰 Let us know how it turns out for you with these changes!