This McDonald’s copycat recipe for the Shamrock Shake is perfect for St. Patrick’s Day or any day you need a sweet, minty treat!

This blog post originally published on March 10, 2014. Updated on March 2, 2018. 

Hi guys, happy last day of the week!

I’m updating this post for the 3rd time because I hated the pictures. I always say drinks are my favorite to photograph (I mean, look at these gorgeous margaritas) but shakes are a different story. The whipped cream sinks or everything starts melting together so you scrape off the first whipped cream and do another swirl. And repeat 57 times.

But I love these shakes and I want everyone to make them because they are amazing. Plus I read that McDonald’s is only releasing them to select restaurants this year and that’s just wrong.

I had my first Shamrock Shake 2 years ago, I think. Crazy, right? This recipe had been on my site for several years at that point.

Anyway, I like to claim that I don’t like mint flavored things so I never really understood the fuss over them but, you guys, I got it after that first one. It’s sweet and the right kind of minty and just the most perfect milkshake you can imagine.

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Balela Salad - Trader Joe's copycat recipe! Super simple and so delicious!

Happy Monday, guys! Let’s start this week healthy.

Because tomorrow I’ve got a cinnamon apple monkey bread and we are going to indulge.

ANYWAY.

How was the weekend?

Mine was pretty boring. I’m not even sure that I left the house.

The highlight was me freaking out for over an hour last night because I lost the memory card that had SIX RECIPES still on it. I had put it in the pocket of my sweatpants and then I started working on some yoga stuff and put it on my nightstand so that I wouldn’t lose it.

And yep, went looking for it not long after and it was GONE.

Found it in my running shoes an hour later.

Still don’t know how it happened but hey, I found it and now we have this Balela Salad to talk about.

(ALSO, there’s a giveaway at the bottom! So keep scrolling!)

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Watermelon Mint Margaritas are the most refreshing summer drink! Perfect for poolside parties, Cinco de Mayo, or just a Friday night! 

Watermelon Mint Margaritas - the most refreshing summer drink! Perfect for poolside parties, Cinco de Mayo, or just a Friday night!

I feel like I’ve been so behind on holidays this year. I didn’t post a single Mardi Gras recipe, I think I posted one for Easter, and I can’t name another holiday that’s passed to save my life.

It’s safe to say that if there were more, I definitely missed them.

But I will not miss Cinco de Mayo! We’re starting a couple weeks early so I can squeeze in all the margaritas and melted cheese I can come up with.

(I’ve also started planning for National S’mores Day. I may miss all the other holidays but you know I’ll be here for margaritas and s’mores.)

Watermelon Mint Margaritas - the most refreshing summer drink! Perfect for poolside parties, Cinco de Mayo, or just a Friday night!

Watermelon Mint Margaritas!

I’ve been obsessed with watermelon for the last couple summers and it looks like it will be continuing this year since I couldn’t wait to share these Watermelon Mint Margaritas with you!

They’re really easy and yes, they start with fresh watermelon. No fake stuff here! You just need the watermelon and then you make a quick mint simple syrup, stir in some tequila and lime juice, and you’re done!

I bet they would be delicious next to a pool or on the beach or basically anywhere that it’s hot!

And look how pretty they are!

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Pineapple Blackberry Mojitos - the BEST summer cocktail recipe! Pineapple, blackberries, and mint are crushed and then mixed with rum, lime juice, and sparkling water!

It is really Monday again?

How does this keep happening to us?

Ugggghhhh.

I hope you had a relaxing and/or exciting weekend and hopefully Monday won’t be too bad to you. But just in case, I made us some Blackberry Pineapple Mojitos.

Pineapple Blackberry Mojitos - the BEST summer cocktail recipe! Pineapple, blackberries, and mint are crushed and then mixed with rum, lime juice, and sparkling water!

These are really, really easy to make. You just use the handle of a wooden spoon to mash a bunch of blackberries, pineapple, and mint together and then dump in some rum, lime juice, and sparkling water. Throw some ice in and top it with a bunch of mint so it looks fancy. Done.

It’s going to become your official summer drink!

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Lemon Angel Food Cake with Strawberries and Mint - light and fluffy cake with delicious strawberries on top!

I have to tell you guys, I’m having a week. 

This whole moving thing is waaaay more stressful than it needs to be. We’re 3 weeks out and STILL waiting for paperwork to be signed. We don’t have a date for the movers, I haven’t talked to the kids’ school, and my husband’s still going to work every day even though his leave was supposed to start on Monday. And to top it all off, the house that I really, really, really wanted to rent got snatched up by someone else since the rental company couldn’t hold it longer than 2 weeks. Gahhh, I only had to wait 4 or 5 more days before I could put down a deposit! 

So now we have to find a new house. Or move on post. Which we don’t want to do. At all. 

Stress does not describe what I’m feeling.

Good news though! 

I went to the eye doctor earlier this week and he said that I DEFINITELY need to be wearing glasses everyday. Which probably sounds like an “ugh” to most people but I have been actively trying to fail an eye exam since 1994. So this was good news to me. 

Also, maybe I won’t have headaches anymore. 

But I have to wait 3 weeks for the glasses to get here. And at that point, we may or may not be on our way to Texas. 

I definitely had cake for dinner more than one night this week. But it’s angel food cake so it’s basically just egg whites and egg whites are a perfectly healthy dinner. Right?

I’ve been working my way through all our herbs since we can’t really take them with us so I mixed some mint with the strawberries. I don’t really love biting into a mint leaf but I let the mixture hang out overnight in the fridge and the mint flavor really infused the strawberries. It was delicious!

Lemon Angel Food Cake with Strawberries and Mint - light and fluffy cake with delicious strawberries on top!

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