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Keto Shamrock Shake Copycat [Dairy-Free!]

Experience the deliciousness of this Keto Shamrock Shake copycat recipe! Instead of using food dye to give it a green hue, it uses a hidden healthy, keto-friendly ingredient (read the post to find out what it is!).

a keto shamrock shake with whipped cream on top and red and white straws

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Raise your hand if you used to LOVE getting a McDonald’s Shamrock Shake! It’s hard to resist the sweet and creamy vanilla-and-mint Shamrock Shake. It’s such a treat!

It is definitely not keto-friendly though. Get this: a SMALL McDonald’s Shamrock Shake has a whopping 74g carbs. A large? 130g!!!!!!! (Yes, all of those exclamation points are most definitely needed.) You’ll love this copycat recipe with only 1.4g net carbs and a hidden healthy ingredient: spinach! It’s so good, you’ll find yourself whipping up this copycat recipe year-round.

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

  • It’s a dairy-free keto recipe!
  • It is packed with healthy fats, protein, and veggies, making it a well-rounded meal-in-a-glass.
  • Kids will love this recipe too! It’s an easy way to add some healthy vegetables to their diet.

Ingredients Needed to Make Low Carb Shamrock Shake

Ingredient quantities are located in the recipe card at the end of the post.

*Although the best version of this recipe is with Equip Vanilla Protein Powder, I’ll also provide you with a protein powder-free version.

Why I Use (and Love) Equip Protein Powder + Coupon!

The short version: it tastes fabulous and is perfect for keto!

The long version: Prior to embarking on a keto diet, I had been dairy-free for almost a decade because dairy began to cause some strange issues for me like next-day undereye and facial puffiness, acne, and nearly instant sinus drainage.

I tried dairy-free keto for about a month, but then I made the big decision to experiment with introducing dairy into my diet yet again because, let’s face it, dairy is soo good and it makes the keto diet extra-delicious. To my surprise, I had no issues for quite a long time! However, in the past few months, my dairy issues flared up again (plus a few new ones), so I decided to significantly scale back on dairy.

In addition to other replacements, I wanted to replace my vanilla whey protein powder with a dairy-free, keto-friendly protein powder, which was NOT an easy task. I finally stumbled upon Equip Protein Powder and rejoiced! It contains 0g net carbs, 24g protein, and tastes delicious. It’s actually made from “beef protein isolate,” which I know sounds disgusting 🙂 , but I assure you it is not. (It does not taste like beef at all.) I love both the chocolate and vanilla flavor, but the vanilla is especially tasty.

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equip protein powder bag next to a shamrock shake copycat

How to Make an Easy Keto Shamrock Shake Copycat

This is just a quick overview of how to make a Keto Shamrock Shake. For the recipe in detail, scroll to the recipe card at the end of the post.

Add ingredients to a blender…

ingredients in a blender for a low carb shamrock shake

and blend until smooth.

blended shamrock shake in a blender by protein powder bag

Then pour into a glass and enjoy!

overhead view of keto shamrock shake in a glass next to two straws

Optionally, you can top your Keto Shamrock Shake with keto-friendly whipped cream.

How to Add Keto-Friendly Whipped Cream

  • The easiest method: look for canned whipped cream at the store that emphasizes “real cream” or “natural ingredients.” I used Kroger Extra Creamy Dairy Whipped Topping with Real Cream with 1g net carbs per 2 tbsp.
  • Make your own: follow this recipe!

Can You Taste Spinach in a Keto Smoothie?

As long as you use baby spinach instead of mature spinach, you’ll be shocked by how easy it is to hide the flavor of spinach in your smoothies!

Other Keto Copycat Recipes You’ll Love

Try these other keto copycat recipes:

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Nutrition Facts for a Keto Shamrock Shake

  • 289 calories
  • 19g fat
  • 27g protein
  • 1.4g net carbs

closeup of keto shamrock shake with whipped cream on top

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a keto shamrock shake with whipped cream on top and red and white straws

Keto Shamrock Shake

Experience the deliciousness of this Keto Shamrock Shake copycat recipe! Instead of using food dye to give it a green hue, it uses a hidden healthy, keto-friendly ingredient.
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Servings: 1
Calories: 289kcal



  • Add all ingredients to a blender and blend until smooth.
  • Chill in the fridge for at least 60 minutes for best flavor, or blend with a few ice cubes (not too many or you’ll dilute the flavor).


To make the shake without Equip Vanilla Protein Powder, blend the following ingredients:
  • 1 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk
  • 1 1/2 cups baby spinach
  • 1/4 tsp mint extract
  • 1 tbsp MCT oil
  • 2 1/2 tbsp Swerve Confectioners
  • 1/4 tsp vanilla extract
  • A pinch or two of xanthan gum
Nutrition Facts
Keto Shamrock Shake
Amount Per Serving
Calories 289 Calories from Fat 171
% Daily Value*
Fat 19g29%
Saturated Fat 12g75%
Sodium 361mg16%
Potassium 251mg7%
Carbohydrates 4.4g1%
Fiber 3g13%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 27g54%
Vitamin A 4220IU84%
Vitamin C 13mg16%
Calcium 345mg35%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Nutrition Disclaimer

Nutrition facts are included as a courtesy only. They are accurate to the best of our knowledge based on the ingredients and brands used, but their accuracy is not guaranteed. If applicable, sugar alcohols have already been removed from the total carb count.

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