DIY End of the Rainbow Shake

Step aside Shamrock Shake, there is a new St. Paddy’s Day favorite in town! I introduce to you: the End of the Rainbow Shake! 1 part colorful, 1 part quirky- all parts delicious! Today I am going to show you how to make this tasty treat just in time for St. Patrick’s Day!

Honestly, my favorite part of the whole shake is the ombre (almost tie-dye-like) colors of the shake itself! Which to be honest, was not how I intended it to be… But hey, Bob Ross was right about “happy little accidents”! I was intending for a more layered look, with each color almost being a “stripe” in the glass, but because I have little patience, the shake did not have time to set up in between each layer. But that’s okay! I ended up liking the blended mix a bit better!

End of the Rainbow Shake

– Vanilla Ice Cream/Frozen Yogurt
– Milk
– Food Coloring (Red, Orange, Yellow, Green, Blue)
– Glass/Mug
– 5 Mixing Cups
– Whipped Cream
– Toppings (Gold Coins, Airhead Xtremes Belts, Lucky Charms Marshmallows, Straw)

How To:
1.) First you will take a blender and blend up your ice cream and a little bit of milk together. The amount of milk you would like is up to you- the more milk, the thinner the mix. The less milk the thicker it is.
2.) You will need to have 5 cups set aside to mix the colors in: 1 cup for the red, 1 for orange, 1 for yellow, 1 for green and 1 for blue. Divvy the ice cream mixture evenly between all 5 cups, and then add the coordinating dye to each individual cup and stir until the color is well mixed.
3.) Now it is time to put all the 5 individual cups together in the glass. First you will want to add your blue mixture so that it is the bottom-most layer. Once the blue has been added to the mug, place it in the freezer until it sets up a bit. Make sure to give each layer time in the freezer before adding the next, this will help ensure all the colors don’t mix together when you combine them. The longer you leave it in the freezer before adding the next layer, the more of a distinct “striped” look you will achieve.
4.) Repeat step 3 for the green, yellow, orange and red shake mixtures (in that order).
5.) Now that your shake is complete, and all layers have been combined, it’s time to decorate! Choose whatever you would like to top the shake off with and go to town!


Want to add a little more punch to this sweet treat? Try adding some alcohol! A little bit of Baileys Irish Cream would really compliment this shake, and keep with the St. Paddy’s Day theme!

This SUPER SIMPLE treat will be sure to wow kids and adults alike! It is almost too pretty to drink! Key word it almost! 😉 Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

Created, photographed and consumed by Auburn Artisan

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