Shamrock shake season is here! While traditional versions of this green, mint-flavored shake contain dairy milk from sensitive mother cows, the 10 spots listed below serve copycats of the sweet treat without exploiting animals.
Skip the disgusting dairy-filled versions and try one of these delicious vegan shamrock shake copycats instead:
This Minneapolis hotspot, known for its vegan fried chicken, offers a Leprechaun Shake, topped with gold flakes, through St. Patrick’s Day. You can also try the Grasshopper Shake, just to shake things up.
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Providence, Rhode Island
This fully vegan ice cream shop, also known for its knishes, offers a minty green soft serve topped with house-made whipped cream and edible glitter through the end of March. The shop is only open Friday to Sunday, so don’t miss it.
Various locations in California and Las Vegas, Nevada
This chain’s limited-edition Mint Cookie Snow Day is sure to satisfy your shamrock shake sweet tooth with its use of a mint soft-serve base. In addition, it’s full of Thin Mint cookie bits, allowing you to satisfy your Girl Scout Cookie craving, too!
Various cities in the U.S.
Try the Lucky Leprechaun Shake this March at this popular vegan chain with locations across the country. This shake takes it up a notch with chocolate cookies, vegan marshmallows, and edible glitter.
St. James, New York
This 100% vegan and gluten-free bakery offers its own version of a Shamrock Shake all month long. When planning a visit, keep in mind that the bakery is closed from Sunday to Tuesday.
Neptune City, New Jersey
Stop by this woman-owned, vegan-for-animals, takeout-only bakery and café on Thursdays for its limited-edition Shamrock Shake. Hurry, though, because these treats sell out quickly.
Binghamton, New York
You’ll be feeling the luck of the Irish when you try Parlor City’s Lucky Shamrock Shake. And what better way to balance this sweet treat than with a limited-edition Reuben?
Looking for a vegan Shamrock Shake copycat after the season is over? This burger joint in Denver has a Green Mint shake year-round that’ll leave you feeling as lucky as a leprechaun.
Studio City, California
If you want a deliciously sweet treat that’s also a bit healthier, grab a Mint Shamrock Shake from this charming vegan café any time of year.
A Massachusetts staple, this classic diner with a vegetarian twist offers its vegan take on a Shamrock Shake through the end of March, so get one before they disappear!
Make your own luck: Create a vegan minty Shamrock Shake copycat at home. Here are a few recipes for inspiration:
Thee Burger Dude
Go for gold with this copycat recipe from Thee Burger Dude. Add chocolate sandwich cookies for some extra fun.
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Make your friends green with envy with this DIY option. Or share your luck and invite your friends clover to enjoy one with you.
Of course, we couldn’t resist making one of our own! So here’s PETA’s cruelty-free take on the classic:
Go green and choose a vegan Shamrock Shake copycat this season. Not only are they better for the environment, they also don’t tear playful baby cows away from their caring mothers. Vegan options are more plentiful than pots of gold and far tastier. Now, go find a plant-based mint shake at the end of that rainbow.
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