Shamrock Revisited

Reason #42 to buy an emersion blender.
I am a sucker for nostalgia, and the day-glo green Shamrock Shakes of the 1980s hold, for whatever reasons (nefarious advertising practices and HFCS?), a place near and dear in my heart.

So I was greatly disappointed when I succumbed to the marketing hysteria around the Shamrock Shake last March and actually bought one.

It was cloying, sweet and not at all the treat I remembered. Making matters worse, McDonalds had added a dome lid, whipped cream and a candied cherry - as if to both make a grab at the Starbucks and the Dairy Queen demographic at once. The product was relaunched as the "McCafé Shamrock Shake".

I won't be making that mistake again this year.

Here's the recipe we posted for vegan mint ice cream:


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