Happy Saint Patrick’s Day from everyone at Rural Health Initiative!

You don’t need an excuse to have a shamrock shake when it’s officially Saint Patrick’s Day. And since we’re committed to health, here’s a healthier version of the classic McDonald’s favorite. Enjoy!



  • 2 cups vanilla ice cream or 2 cups soy ice cream
  • 1 1⁄4 cups 2% low-fat milk or 1 1⁄4 cups soymilk
  • 1⁄4 teaspoon mint extract
  • 8 drops green food coloring


  1. Combine all ingredients in a blender and blend on high speed until smooth.
  2. Stop blender to stir with a spoon if necessary to help blend ice cream.
  3. Pour into 12-ounce cups and serve each with a straw.

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