I kind of miss the old shake that came in the regular soda cup, smooshed down with a plastic lid. My son has always known the fancier version in the domed clear café cup, with whipped cream and a cherry. Even though St. Patrick’s Day is still a while away, I really couldn’t pass up the shake.
My son is 13, and I’m pretty sure he’s a bottomless pit. The other day the cashier at the grocery store said, “You’re hear all the time. Like a few times a week.” And, yes I am. To feed the teenager. So, I was fairly certain that he’d guzzle down the shamrock shake. I suppose he had rocky memories of last year when he drank one at record time, and then felt less than great. This year he decided to stop three-fourths of the way through – just in case. Of course, he did ask for another one a few hours later. He did not get one. I didn’t want to toss the rest of the shake, so I decided to see what I could do with it.
I’ve read that freezing a milk shake doesn’t work. But, what if I added a little milk? I tried it out and got some pretty impressive ice cubes. I did try a one with all shake. It did freeze, but quickly got mushy. I also jabbed a straw through to make popsicles and added St. Patrick’s Day sprinkles for a fun look. These are yummy to eat on their own or you can add them into a glass of cold milk (as they melt you get the minty taste and green color). If your child lets you steal one or two away, trying adding them to iced coffee or an iced mocha!
What You’ll Need:
· A shamrock shake
· An ice cube tray
· Sprinkles – Green work well, but I chose green shamrocks with yellow and white jimmies.
· Plastic straws
What to Do:
1. Pour a layer of shake into the ice cube tray. Fill each compartment only half way up.
2. Add a layer of milk.
3. Mix the shake and milk.
4. Pop the tray into the freezer.
5. Take the milkshake ice cubes out when they are partially frozen. Push half a straw through the center to make St. Patrick’s Day popsicles.
6. Take the cubes out of the freezer. Roll the cubes through the sprinkles!