It threw a happy obstacle in the joyous path I was on, the one where I deliver the proverbial pot of gold right to your door. Well, to your monitor or iPad screen or whatever…but anyway…
I must be very unquarteririshamerican. Never had a Shamrock Shake, though I have often heard the praises sung of McDonald’s seasonal emerald delight. So this year my healthy eating habits collided with my need to finally have a Shamrock Shake.
No way could I justify the 500+ calories for something I was going to slurp down in an instant. I know me. The thing would be gone in 5 minutes, max.
3/4 c. Edy’s slow-churned vanilla ice cream (150 calories)
3/4 c. Unsweetened vanilla almond milk (22 calories)
1/8 t. Peppermint extract (1 calories, adjust amount up/down to taste)
If you want to make it authentic, add some green food coloring.
On an unrelated note, these Southwest Quinoa Cakes are absolutely delicious. Though next time I will add some jalapeño for a kick. And they reheat wonderfully…added bonus!