Devotees of the Shamrock Shake from the "Golden Arches" will be thrilled since the St. Patty’s Day season is nigh. Word has it that these bright green, mint flavored shakes, which first appeared at McDonald’s in 1970 to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day, decades later have amassed a cult-like following of "think green shakers" sharing their adoration for the Shamrock Shake. How To Enjoy The Holidays Without Gaining Weight
A visit to the McDonald’s Twitter page reveals tweets to @McDonalds from peeps such as @jimmyfallon, host of "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon," with his tweet: “Yaaaayyy!!! Shamrock Shakes are in!!!” complete with a photo of his Shamrock Green Shake. There is even a website called ShamrockShake.com with up to the minute “Shamrock Shoutouts” and “Latest Sightings” for Shamrock Shake seekers.
Social media is clearly gaga over Shamrock Shakes. They are showing up on FourSquare, Pinterest, StumbleUpon, and these fun photos on Instagram. The infatuation spreads thanks to Facebook’s “Shamrock Shake Revolution!” as well as “Shamrock Shake Love” on tumblr.
Recently uploaded by another of the paramours aplenty, this besotted individual sings (well, actually lip-syncs) a marriage proposal—on YouTube—a music video with the tune lyrics which include this verse: "Can't get enough of Shamrock Shakes, I propose with Shamrock Shakes..."
This year 2012 must be a lucky-four-leaf-clover of a year for your Shamrock Shake loving leprechauns out there, because the Shamrock Shake is now currently available nationwide for the first time, at every one of McDonald's 14,000 restaurants in the U.S.A., reports CNN.
For all you Shamrock Shake lovers, I bring you this pot of gold, for a wee bit of McDonald’s and a big kick of mint. Try this homemade—and healthier—version of the Shamrock Shake (makes one shake!): Romantic Mocha Breakfast Fondue For 2
1. In a blender, combine 2 cups of Vanilla ice cream, ¾ cup of milk and ¾ teaspoon of peppermint extract. Blend mixture on high until well blended and smooth.
2. Pour shake into a large glass. The shake will be thick so if you want it more pourable, blend in up to ½ cup of more milk.
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