all-time favorite ice cream shops, Mt. Desert Island Ice Cream in Portland, Maine. I follow MDIIC on Facebook, so I always know about their awesome new flavors and specials (even if it makes me wistful that I’m not up in Maine). When I heard that my parents were heading up to Maine for the weekend I told them they had to go drink a Shamrock Shake from MDIIC for me. They happily obliged and here’s my mom’s post on said shake…
Any trip to Portland, Maine is made better by a stop at Mt. Desert Island Ice Cream. This east coast bit of ‘Portlandia,’ is famous for fearlessly producing tasty and quirky flavors such as: Hot Chili Chocolate, Bay of Figs, Curry Banana, Root Ginger, etc. However, the inspiration for this visit was finding that annual March favorite (invented but not perfected by McDs)—the Shamrock Shake.
I love green ice cream in all its forms* - mint chocolate chip, green tea, and of course, pistachio. My talented daughter**, Brownie, posted a really beautiful recipe she developed for a homemade Shamrock Shake using fresh mint leaves on Serious Eats Sweets this month. Alas, I was not in Brooklyn to slurp even one brain freezing drop! So, when Brownie told me that Mt. Desert Island Ice Cream was featuring the Shamrock Shake this month, I had to try one.
Wishing all of you Shamrock Shakes of luck and happiness for March and the rest of the year,
*See, I get it from somewhere--Brownie
**Mom! I'm blushing!--Brownie