Vegan Shamrock Shakes {Dairy Free Copycat Recipe}

Its that time of year, and the shamrock shake is on of the icons of springtime!  If you’re vegan or dairy free, you may feel yourself longing for one!  Don’t worry, we have you covered!

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The Best Dairy Free Vegan Shamrock Shake Recipe

This shamrock shake recipe is dairy free, which means its vegan too!  We’re going to take you step by step to find your prefect shamrock shake recipe to suit your diet.  

First, we’ll take a closer look at what is in a shamrock shake, and then your dairy replacement options to make it non-dairy and vegan.

What are Shamrock Shakes Made of?

Shamrock shakes only have a few simple ingredients:

  • Vanilla Ice Cream
  • Milk
  • Whipped cream
  • Green food coloring
  • Mint or peppermint extract
  • Maraschino cherries

That’s it!

So, does a Shamrock Shake have dairy?

If you go to that fast food place that is most popular for the shamrock shake, you better believe a shamrock shake has dairy.  That’s why I created this dairy free vegan shamrock shake recipe!

The Best Vegan Shamrock Shake {Dairy Free and Allergy Friendly Too!}

If we’re going to make a vegan shamrock shake, we obviously have to use deal with the tree main ingredients:

  • Vanilla Ice Cream
  • Milk
  • Whipped Cream

If you’re a tested and true vegan or you’re dairy free, go ahead and use your favorite substitutes.

vegan shamrock shake

If you’re new to these lifestyles for whatever reason, I’m going to help you navigate your options.

Coconut Options to Replace Dairy

My go to for dairy replacement is anything coconut based.  Mostly, I go with SoDelicous coconut milk products.  I’ve used them for years and years, and once I tried them I was hooked.

SoDelicous Coconut Milk Beverage


I like the “green” package (unsweetened) or the “purple” package (unsweetened vanilla).

SoDelcious Coconut Ice Cream

So delicious coconut milk ice cream is great!  They also have a ton of other great flavors besides vanilla, among other frozen treats.

Also consider trying Coconut Bliss ice cream.  Besides amazing flavors they also make ice cream bars and other treats.

 SoDelicious CocoWhip

Guess what, SoDelicous has coco whip too!  

There you go, your one stop shop for this dairy free shamrock shake.  You can get all of these products from Whole Foods if you have one in your area, although they are also carried by many other supermarket chains.

You can even make your own coconut whipped cream, or use non-dairy Reddi Whip.

As you can seem, I know the most about replacing dairy with coconut milk, since that is what I do, but there are some other options out there.

 Oat Options to Replace Dairy

I used to be big on oat based milks before I found coconut milk.  You can get some great oat milks at Trader Joes, and another big popular brand is Oatly.  They make milk and ice cream as well.


Rice Options to Replace Dairy

In the past, I’ve actually made my own rice milk with my Vitamix.  You can also use this as a base to make your own ice cream.

There are also commercial options out there.

Nut Based Options to Replace Dairy

Unfortunately, I’m allergic to nuts, so I can’t tell you my personal experience here.  I do, however know that SoDelicous also makes almond milk and cashew milk products, so consider giving them a try!

Almond milk is very popular, and you will have no problem finding almond based milk, ice cream, and whipped cream.

Now, let’s take a look at this vegan shamrock shake recipe!

Vegan Shamrock Shakes {Dairy Free Copycat Recipe}

vegan shamrock shake

This Vegan and dairy free copycat recipe is for everyone's favorite shmrock shake!

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes


  • 1 1/2 cups Vegan Dairy Free Vanilla Ice Cream (Your favorite! We love SoDelicous)
  • 1/2 cup your favorite vegan dairy free milk (Again, SoDelicous is our go to)
  • 2 fresh mint leaves or 1/4 teaspoon peppermint extract
  • 1 drop green food coloring
  • Maraschino cherries and dairy free whipped cream for garnish


    1. Combine all ingredients in the container for your blender.
    2. Blend until smooth and creamy. Add more milk if you like thinner milk shakes.
    3. Pour into 4 glasses and enjoy. Top with your favorite garnishes like vegan dairy free whipped cream and maraschino cherries.


This is a great quick and easy vegan dairy free alternative to the infamous shamrock shake. Just because you're dairy free doens't mean you have to miss out on anything!

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