Each month I like to bring you a fun, recycled craft project, but with St. Patrick’s Day just around the corner I decided to incorporate a craft project with a recipe.
You see, I love peppermint, and by love, I mean whenever I order ice cream, 9 times out of 10 it will be peppermint flavor. So when I saw recipes floating around for copycat Shamrock Shakes I couldn’t pass up an opportunity to create my own. The best part, my kids don’t like peppermint, so I don’t have to share.
Let’s start with the craft project though because you really need to do this before making the mint chocolate shake.
What you need:
- Card stock – scraps are perfect to use for this
- Foam heart – even better if you have some left over from Valentine’s Day crafts
- Small wood block, or old wood stamp that you no longer use
- Hot glue
- Green paint – I used Martha Stewart Scottish Highlands
- Glue stick
Begin by attaching the foam heart to the wood block with hot glue. It dries very quickly so set aside for a minute or two while you spread a little green paint onto a paper plate.
Dip the heart stamp you have just made into the paint and create a shamrock shape. I used the edge of the foam brush I spread the paint onto the plate with to create the little stem.
Using scissors cut around the painted shamrock and attach it with school glue to a paper straw.
Tip: Use larger straws for thick shakes.
Now it’s time to make the mint chocolate shake.
- Mint chocolate chip ice cream
- Vanilla ice cream
- 1/4 tsp peppermint extract
- Reduced fat milk
- In a blender combine 2 scoops of mint chocolate chip ice cream with 5 scoops vanilla ice cream, the peppermint extract and milk.
- Melt a small amount of chocolate in the microwave and rim each glass with it.
- Place sprinkles in a wide bowl (or on a plate) and dip the chocolate-rimmed glass into the them.
- Pour in the mint chocolate shake and add the fun straw.