In a round about way, I can sort of attribute shamrock shakes to making some really good friends I've had for over thirteen years now. I believe it was summer time or late fall right before Y2K (member the panic?) when I got a wicked craving for a shamrock shake. Of course there weren't any to be had, so I went a searching the internet (wow I can't really even say googling, this was way back in 1999) and I came across a copy cat recipe site that had a shamrock shake recipe you could make from home.
So I cracked out the blender and tried it that weekend. Not too bad and definitely satisfied the minty taste I had been pining for. Oh and those friends I mentioned, well I found a group of ladies on that cooking site that ended up started their own cooking site/recipe exchange and we have been friends all these years. We are from all over the country, and most of us have never met in person, but we have been there for the births of babies, death of loved ones, highs and lows, and all the fun stuff in between. That was on top of sharing fabulous recipes and cooking tips, and all of that thanks to a little ol' shamrock shake you say? It's funny but completely true. Here's a little shout out to my Zesty girls (Bee, Sammi, Joanie, Stacy, Kelly, Christie, Tammy, Michelle, and Kim)!
Well as you know, shamrock shakes can be a little pricey, and of course you want the option of having them year round if possible. So I went a googling recently (I can say google now, since it's modern day) to try and find another copy cat recipe that we could make from home, and here is our result (sans the cherry).
|Homemade shamrock shakes|