I am a Turkey Hill Fan-bassador. I was not asked to write this, and all opinions of this delicious, delicious ice cream are my own!
HAPPY ST. PATRICK’S DAY!!! Being of Irish descent, this may be one of my favorite holidays! I love all things green! I love shamrocks and leprechauns!! I love corned beef, carrots and potatoes (I hate cabbage!) I love craic, malarkey and shenanigans! I love it all!
This year, I TOTALLY dropped the ball! Ive been in such a fog lately, that I even forgot that it was St. Patrick’s Day! How terrible!! We didn’t wear green, I didn’t put the corned beef in the crock pot, I didn’t set a leprechaun trap, I didn’t even watch my annual viewing of “Darby O’Gill and the Little People” (that banshee still gives me nightmares!)
I went to the store today in hopes of finding something green and Irish-ish for dessert. You know what I found? Nothing. Nada. Sold out. There were plenty of Easter bunny cookies and pastel frosted cupcakes, but not a four leaf clover in sight. Rather than run all over the state in search of a shamrockin’ dessert I thought of making a stop at that local fast food establishment that has that seasonal shake, you know the one…it’s very, very green, and very very bad for you.
Then I said to myself, “Self, those are really gross. You’re trying to be a bit better about what you eat, do you really want to fill yourself up with all the green food coloring and unnatural icky-ness?” My answer was “Well, no, not really!”
I went home and made myself a MUCH better shake! Using Turkey Hill’s All Natural Vanilla Bean Ice Cream!
Have you tried it? If not, you should! It’s so, so good! And only 5 ingredients! That’s right FIVE!! CREAM, NONFAT MILK, SUGAR, VANILLA, VANILLA BEAN. It’s all natural and contains no yucky additives! So I felt better about having this treat!
To give it the minty flavor I was looking for I added in some mint chocolates! You can also add a bit of peppermint extract if you’re looking for a stronger mint flavor. Turkey Hill also offers an All Natural Mint Chocolate Chip ice cream that you could use! (I had Vanilla on hand!)
It was delicious!
2 cups of Turkey Hill All Natural Vanilla Bean Ice Cream
1 cup of milk
6 pieces of mint chocolate candy (I used Andes Mints)
1/4 tsp natural mint extract. Use more or less to taste (optional)
You could also add all natural green food coloring, to make it more festive!
Grown-ups could add other things as well. 😉
Combine everything in a blender, pour into your favorite pint glass, top with chocolate shavings if you’re feeling fancy, and ENJOY!
Makes about 3 servings–depending on how big of a shake you want!
Lá fhéile Pádraig sona dhuit!!