Tuesday, March 17, 2009
Happy St. Patty's Day! Green ice cream beverage lovers in the city continue to long for McDonald's Shamrock Shake. Even though NYC is a dry "Shamrock Shake town, fortunately there are a few alternative for getting your green shake on in the city...
Option 1) Peppermint Patty Custard from Shake Shack: I haven't had the Peppermint Patty flavor from Shake Shack, but it sounds fantastic. Available at both the Madison Square Park Location and the Upper West Side. Warning...normally the Shake Shack doesn't do shakes with their custard of the day. Not sure if there is a St. Patty's Day exception, so just steel yourself for the possibility of a cup of custard rather than a shake.
Option 2) Mint Chocolate Cookie Shake: Mint Chocolate Cookie is one of my favorite Ben & Jerry's flavors. If you're headed to catch the St. Patty's Day parade you can nab one of these in the concourse at Rock Center.
Option 3) Mint Chocolate Chip Shake from Chinatown Ice Cream Factory: Love, love, love the Chinatown Ice Cream factory. You can get a shake from any of their flavors and they usually have mint chocolate chip in stock. If they are out of mint, you might venture down the street to the Haagen Dazs on the corner of Mott and Bayard.
Option 4) Make your own at home: Check out this recipe from the the February Daring Baker's Challenge. Makes a mean mint ice cream and an even better mint shake.