Shamrock Shake (VIDEO)

How to make a copycat McDonald’s Shamrock Shake for St. Patrick’s Day. A tasty green mint homemade dessert recipe to enjoy all year long!

How to make a copycat McDonald's Shamrock Shake for St. Patrick's Day. A tasty green mint homemade dessert recipe to enjoy all year long!

Easy Shamrock Shake for St. Patrick’s Day

Since my husband is half Irish, we love celebrating St. Patrick’s Day! Oh and of course enjoying green treats like a Shamrock Shake and wearing lots of green. It’s the perfect time to celebrate by making rainbow themed desserts and enjoying delicious green food and drinks.

I had fun making a homemade, healthier, copycat version of McDonald’s famous Shamrock Shake. People really go crazy over that green goodness! This delicious dessert recipe is very easy to make, and tastes just like a McDonald’s shake!

My kids love the added rainbow candy and clouds on top! Now we just need some gold… the real kind would be fantastic:-)

How to make a copycat McDonald's Shamrock Shake for St. Patrick's Day. A tasty green mint homemade dessert recipe to enjoy all year long! Love the rainbow candy! #shamrockshake

 

Shamrock Shake Video

I’m getting the hang of making videos and having a ball! So, in honor of St. Patrick’s Day, I’m sharing how to make this Shamrock Shake recipe on my YouTube Channel.

Hopefully you will notice a change for the better in my video quality. At least now I have a reason to get my nails done. ha! Notice the green tips for this St. Patrick’s Shamrock Shake video. We’ll see how creative I can get in the future!

Please stop by to subscribe to my Youtube channel. If you can’t see the video below, you can watch How to Make a Shamrock Shake on YouTube.

How to make a copycat McDonald's Shamrock Shake for St. Patrick's Day by Amy Locurto.

This recipe would also be amazing with organic, pure Peppermint Essential Oil instead of the extract I used in the video.

Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

I hope you enjoyed this McDonald’s Copycat Recipe for a Shamrock Shake! Thank you for watching, and have a Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

Shamrock-Shake

Shamrock Shake McDonald's Copycat Recipe

How to make a homemade copycat McDonald’s Shamrock Shake for St. Patrick’s Day. A tasty green mint homemade dessert to enjoy all year long!

  • 1 1/2 cup Greek frozen yogurt
  • 1/2 cup Milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon mint extract
  • 5 drops green food coloring
  • Whipped Cream
  • Airheads Xtremes Sour Belt Candy
  1. Add frozen yogurt, milk and mint extract into a blender.
  2. Add about 5 drops of mint extract and blend to make your shamrock shake.
  3. Pour into a serving glass.
  4. Squeeze a cloud of whipped cream on each side of the top of your shake.
  5. Insert the Airheads candy into the whipped cream to create a rainbow.
  6. Serve with colorful straw and enjoy!

Originally published March 5, 2014

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Cat Donuts with Free Printable Tags

Cute Cat Donuts make the purr-fect treat for your Valentine! Learn how to make cat donuts and enjoy a free printable tag for Valentine’s Day gifts or a cat themed birthday party.

How to make cute kitty cat donuts. Fun food recipe idea purr-fect for a pet themed birthday party or Valentine's Day.

Cute Cat Donuts with Free Printable Tags

We LOVE cats around here, and I can’t tell you how much I love these cute Cat Donuts! Thanks to fun food contributor Jill from Kitchen Fun with My 3 Sons, for making these for us today! These donuts are purr-fect for Valentine’s Day! Enjoy Jill’s fun food edible craft tutorial and free printable Valentine gift tags! ~ Amy

Originally published on February 2, 2015 

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Valentine’s Day Cat Donuts

Valentine’s Day is one of my most favorite times of the year to create fun food ideas. I was inspired to make these lovable Kitty Cat Donut Treats seeing Amy’s new cat Apollo that even has his very own Instagram account–> here!

These fun donut Valentine treats are so easy to make. They would be adorable at a cat themed birthday and also really cute for Valentine’s Day class parties at school. We have included a Free “You are Purrrfect” Printable Tag to display with your lovable kitty treats!

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How to Make Kitty Cat Donuts

How to make cute kitty cat donuts. This fun food recipe idea purr-fect for a pet themed birthday party or Valentine’s Day.

Ingredients

  • Mini Chocolate Donuts
  • Candy Hearts
  • Red Heart Sprinkles
  • White Cookie Icing
  • White Jimmies
  • Edible Eyes
  • Black Edible Marker (optional)

Cat Donut Directions

You can leave the edible candy eyes the way they are, but we like to make the pupils larger using edible marker for a sweet look. We do this quite often and you can make them look however you would like. Attach them right above the hole in the donut using the icing.

How to make kitty cat donuts. Fun food idea!

 

Place a candy heart in the hole for the nose. Use the icing to make the mouth…

How to make kitty cat donuts. Fun food idea!

 

Place a red heart sprinkle in the mouth to look like a little kitty tongue…

How to make kitty cat donuts. Fun food idea!

 

Cut the top sides using a knife & press in two more candy hearts with the point facing out to make the ears…

How to make kitty cat donuts. Fun food idea!

 

Attach on white jimmies using your icing to look like whiskers…

How to make kitty cat donuts. Fun food idea!

 

Even the kids can help make these and you can use any color of hearts that you like.

How to make kitty cat donuts. Fun food idea! Cute for a pet themed birthday or Valentine's Day. Livinglocurto.com

Free Printable Gift Tags

We created a lovable paw print for your kitty treats. You can simply place a heart candy in the hole to display them.

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Free Printable “You are Purrrfect” Tags

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Jill Mills - Living Locurto ContributorAbout Jill Mills

Jill Mills & her three boys love to get creative in the kitchen. Their blog is packed full of fun food, silly snacks, tasty treats, & recipe ideas that they create mostly for kids. Jill & the boys reside Atlanta, GA. You can find them at Kitchen Fun With My 3 Sons. They can also be found on FacebookPinterestInstagram and Google+.

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The Best Emoji Party Cakes & Desserts

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After designing some cute Emoji Party Printables, I thought it would be fun to share sweet dessert ideas to go along with the party. Well, after searching high and low, I’m pretty sure I have found the BEST Emoji Party Cakes and Desserts to wow your guests!

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Both kids and adults will love to pick out their favorite emoticons in dessert form and eat it up. I would personally pick out anything chocolate so in this case, it means eating poop. ha! I have to admit that the poop desserts are my favorite. Since my kids love the poop emoji the best too, I can see some homemade poo desserts in my near future.

With so many adorable cakes, cookies and cupcakes, you’re sure to find the perfect dessert inspiration for any kind of party. From birthday and graduation parties to school events, an emoji party theme is fun for all!

Enjoy these creative dessert recipe ideas with our favorite smiley faces, hearts and even cute poop!

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Conversation Heart Chocolate Pretzels

Conversation Heart Chocolate Pretzels are an easy dessert for Valentine’s Day school parties or gifts! Kids will love picking out their favorite candy saying.

Valentine's Day Chocolate Pretzels are perfect for school parties or gifts! Kids will love picking out their favorite conversation heart candy saying. This no bake recipe makes a delicious salty, crunchy chocolate caramel dessert. ~ LivingLocurto.com

Conversation Heart Chocolate Pretzels

I love making treats for Valentine’s Day, especially easy desserts that I can make with my kids. These Conversation Heart Chocolate Pretzels are one of the EASIEST no bake goodies you can make!

Rolo candy is one of my favorites and adding them to pretzels makes a delicious salty, crunchy chocolate caramel dessert. I’ve made the usual Rolo pretzel treats, but added some Valentine’s Day conversation heart candy to turn them into a cute holiday treat!

These yummy chocolate pretzels are perfect to make for class parties, package as gifts or just make and gobble them up at home! Kids will love picking out their favorite conversation heart candy saying.

Originally published January 15, 2016

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Easy Valentine’s Day Treats

I’m trying not to eat sweets since I’m on a diet, so I asked my kids if these were good. With their mouth’s full, they both said YES! I then ended up caving and eating a bunch. Argh! And yes, the kids were right:-) 

The next day, I sent the rest of them to school with my daughter to hand out to her friends. Apparently they all loved them as well. So these treats are definitely kid approved!!

Valentine's Day Chocolate Pretzels are perfect for school parties or gifts! Kids will love picking out their favorite conversation heart candy saying. This no bake recipe makes a delicious salty, crunchy chocolate caramel dessert. ~ LivingLocurto.com

How to make Valentine’s Day Conversation Heart Chocolate Pretzels

You’ll need:

  • Pretzels
  • Rolos
  • Conversation Hearts
  • Wax Paper
  1. Pre-heat the oven to 250 degrees.
  2. Dump out your conversation hearts and find the best ones with the writing directly in the middle.
  3. Line wax paper on a cookie sheet.
  4. Add pretzels and place a Rolo candy on each one.
  5. Bake for 2-3 minutes until softened.
  6. Remove from oven and gently press a conversation heart on top of the candy.
  7. Let them cool and eat!

Valentine's Day Chocolate Pretzels are perfect for school parties or gifts! Kids will love picking out their favorite conversation heart candy saying. This no bake recipe makes a delicious salty, crunchy chocolate caramel dessert. ~ LivingLocurto.com

Conversation Heart Chocolate Pretzels

Conversation Heart Chocolate Pretzels are an easy dessert for Valentine’s Day school parties or gifts! Kids will love picking out their favorite candy saying.

  • 1.5 cups Pretzels
  • 1.5 cups Rolo Candy
  • .5 cup Conversation Hearts
  • Wax Paper
  1. Pre-heat the oven to 250 degrees.
  2. Dump out your conversation hearts and find the best ones with the writing directly in the middle.
  3. Line wax paper on a cookie sheet.
  4. Add pretzels and place a Rolo candy on each one.
  5. Bake for 2-3 minutes until softened.
  6. Remove from oven and gently press a conversation heart on top of the candy.
  7. Let them cool and eat!

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The Grinch Christmas Treats

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I’m so happy to share some exciting news about my friend and Living Locurto contributor’s new book today! Wild Eats and Adorable Treats by Jill Mills is packed full of easy to make Animal-inspired snacks & meals for kids. Jill is so talented and we love her fun food creations so much! Her book is the cutest thing ever, and I’m excited to be hosting a giveaway for some awesome kitchen prizes in celebration of her book launch. Be sure to scroll down to enter to win!

Not only is the Wild Eats and Adorable Treats book filled with adorable treats, but also animal facts and lots of tips and tricks. The best part is that children will have a blast preparing and eating the dishes, shaped like different animals, such as owls, pigs, sheep, and many more.

There are so many adorable ways to get your little picky eaters to try new foods. There are lots of fun ideas to get your kids interested in cooking and having fun in the kitchen! Anyone can create these cute food ideas that incorporate lots of healthy food options.

You will find everything from silly snacks, breakfast, lunches, and dinners that your kids will love! There are also really easy & cute treat ideas for just a fun dessert or a fun animal themed party! There are family favorite homemade recipes including pre-made options for those of you in a hurry!

Lavishly illustrated throughout, this cookbook includes recipes like Porcupine Pretzel Pear Snack, Foxy Fruit Snack, Koala Tree Treats, Gorilla Granola Cups, and more. This is an essential book for any parent struggling to get their kids to eat balanced meals!

You can purchase a copy for yourself on Amazon or Barnes & Noble!

Here are just some of the cute ideas featured in Wild Eats and Adorable Treats!

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I’m so excited about today’s fun food idea because our daughters are showing you how to make this delicious kid friendly recipe on YouTube! If you have older kids, you know how obsessed they are about watching YouTube… it’s like we were with music videos on TV back in the day! Since my daughter has been BEGGING me to let her make more craft videos, I finally put her to work. ha!

Halloween Vampire Ice Cream Floats! An easy Halloween recipe idea for kids! A perfect treat for a Halloween party.

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If you like the video below, please click over to YouTube and LIKE or leave a comment – we know the girls would be so excited to hear from you. You can subscribe to my channel here for more simple party ideas. Thanks!

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