Wednesday, March 13, 2013

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.

Shenanigans! http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shamrock_Shake
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:

http://www.chowbacca.com/2012/03/put-this-in-your-shamrock-and-shake-it.html