Cookies and Cream Shamrock Shake Recipe

We have the perfect post-ride sweet treat to share with you today! Gather up ingredients to make minty OREO cookies and cream Shamrock Shakes! This delicious spinoff of the seasonal favorite, Shamrock Shakes, is a great way to celebrate a Spring ride or horse show.

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We love celebrating sweet rides with sweet treats! Whether we’re stopping by the Starbucks Drive-thru after a show or making up a batch of milkshakes with friends after lessons, food is a fun way to celebrate! You are probably familiar with the Shamrock Shake that McDonald’s serves every year in February and March. The Shamrock Shake coincides with St. Patrick’s Day and is a mint-flavored ice cream base milkshake.

Cookies and Cream Shamrock Shakes

In our Cookies and Cream version, we use OREO cookies as the tasty mix-in. (The shake contains crushed OREO cookies and then we topped the shake with more crumbles plus a whole cookie.)

Grab the easy directions and ingredient list below to try this recipe. Scroll down for a printable recipe card.

Ingredients List

OREO Shamrock Shake Ingredients

Step-by-Step Recipe Instructions

  1. Prep: You will want to have all of these ingredients gathered and ready to go. The ice cream will start the melt as soon as you take it out of the freezer, so the quicker you can prep and blend, the better.
  2. Blending the Shake: Add the vanilla ice cream, milk, mint extract, OREO cookies, and food coloring into the blender. Blend until all of the ingredients are combined and the texture should be smooth and creamy.
    Adding milk to blender
    Adding ice cream to blender
    All ingredients in blender
    adding green food coloring
  3. Serve and Enjoy: Serve your shakes immediately by pouring them into a glass and garnishing with some cookie crumbles and 1 whole OREO cookie.
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Cookies and Cream Shamrock Shake

The perfect frosty treat – make these OREO Shamrock Shakes for a delicious minty cookies and cream dessert drink.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Course Dessert, Drinks
Cuisine American
Servings 1


  • 1 blender


  • 2 cups vanilla ice cream
  • 4-6 drops mint extract
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 2-3 drops green food coloring
  • 4 OREO cookies


  • Add milk to the blender.
    Adding milk to blender
  • Add ice cream to the blender.
    Adding ice cream to blender
  • Add mint extract, food coloring and 3 OREO cookies to the blender.
    adding green food coloring
  • Blend the ingredients together until they reach a creamy, milkshake consistency.
  • Pour in a glass and top with another OREO cookie.
    Cookies and Cream Mint Shakes HERO
  • Enjoy immediately.
Keyword dessert, ice cream, milkshake

Serving Suggestions

  • Serve these milkshakes in glass mason jars if you’re enjoying them at home, or use plastic tumblers with lids and straws if you’ll be enjoying them to-go.
  • Pair the shake with pretzels or crackers or other light foods for a filling after-ride snack.
  • If you prefer to skip the food coloring, the taste will remain the same!
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I hope you enjoy these milkshakes! Another fun dessert recipe to try are these unicorn ice cream floats!

If you give the Cookies and Cream Shamrock Shakes a try, let us know how they turned out for you! Feel free to tag us on social media if you post a picture. We would love to see your version!


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