Remember the other day when I was tweeting, pinning, and therefore understandably craving Shamrock Shakes?
Here’s the problem.
McDonald’s in Germany?
Yeah, they don’t make Shamrock Shakes in March over here.
Now don’t get me wrong. I looooove me some McDonalds in Germany…
Chilli seasoned fries… and Nutella Crossants… and their Lattes to go…
But no Shamrock Shakes?
This calls for a creative intervention!
Unfortunately (or fortunately HA) we couldn’t find any Peppermint Extract.
Annnnd apparently – peppermint extract is no where to be found in all of Germany.
No really… I asked…
I even tried using charades in one of our German grocery store to describe it to three women.
“Do you know Vanilla? For Cookies? You make like this?” (pouring liquid motion) “Do you know Peppermint?”
“Nicht im Deutschland” = Total Bummer.
I felt utterly defeated while searching for a “Peppermint Substitute” — until I saw a reference to schnapps.
Schnapps? Oh yes. I’m serious. And? Our local Shoppette carries Peppermint Schnapps!
Confession: We used egg cups to measure shots. Sacrilege.
Next we have a loooooovely big bowl of vanilla ice cream.
Here is hubby using a hand mixer in a large pitcher to blend the ingredients.
Add a few drops of green food coloring
**Insert imaginary picture of familiar little green bottle of food coloring here**
We added milk a little at a time until it was the desired consistency.
It was good. SO good.
But don’t take my word for it.
You can ask Bob.
Who lives in a pineapple under the sea?
Have you ever tasted a Shamrock Shake?
What is your favorite flavor for homemade milkshakes?
Final recipe: Half a container of vanilla ice cream. 2 shots of peppermint schnapps.
About a half a cup of milk. 5 drops green food coloring. Blend until smooth. Drink and enjoy!