7 PA-Made Shamrock Shakes

Shamrock Shakes – the thick, creamy, minty green treats – are back! And maybe you’re craving one, but can’t bring yourself to get in your car and and take the drive of shame past the takeout window.

Well, we’re shaking things up and offering better — and a few healthy-ish — options to indulge in this holiday season. Get your shake on at these locations across Pennsylvania:

Blkberry Juice Bar

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Blkberry Juice Bar is a one-stop shop for nutrient-packed juices, smoothies and toast for your daily routine. Every season, this team adds new menu items and specials, like the Choco-Mint Smoothie, made with bananas, spinach, cacao bites, mint, vanilla, dairy-free yogurt and coconut milk. It’s creamy and minty and won’t make you feel awful (quite the opposite, in fact!) after drinking it! 1213 N. 29th St., Philadelphia; (267) 876-7121.

Burgatory Bar

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In the Pittsburgh area, this local burger-and-fries chain expertly turns local ingredients into crave-worthy bites. To celebrate St. Patrick’s Day this year, it’s making super minty sundaes with Girl Scout’s Thin Mints. Not in the mood for a milkshake? Try one of the festive March cocktail specials, like O’Boba Green Tea, an Irish whiskey cocktail with green boba pearls and the Spring in Your Step, a cold brew coffee martini spiked with Bailey’s Irish cream. Multiple locations.

Handel’s Ice Cream

Handel’s Ice Cream has been dishing out its homemade treats since 1945. And trust us, it has perfected the creamy art of ice cream. This month, Handel’s has created something extra-special: Thin Mint ice cream, made with real Thin Mint Girl Scout Cookies. And it’s best served via a milkshake or one of its classic hurricanes, a super-thick milkshake with plenty of inclusions. Locations throughout Central and Western PA.

Rachel’s Creperie

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Believe it or not, Rachel’s Creperie offers way more than crepes. Its team is always working on creating fun, new drinks inspired by the season. This month is no different with Rachel’s creation of the Thin Mint Shamrock Shake. It’s made by combining Nutella with everyone’s flavor of Girl Scout Cookies, local milk and fresh mint! 201 W. Walnut St., Lancaster; (717) 399-3515.

Tomato Pie Cafe

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Tomato Pie Cafe is an urban style eatery with an artful menu executed to perfection, both visually and tastefully. Located in charming Lititz, PA, this cozy spot specializes in breakfast, lunch and dinner, as well as delectable desserts. And this month, its take on a Shamrock Shake tops the must-order list. Stop in to try this homemade classic (a blend of homemade mint syrup, ice cream and shamrock sprinkles topped with whipped cream) for yourself! 23 N. Broad St., Lititz; (717) 627-1762.

Urban Churn

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This popular spot for scoops, shakes and other craft-made ice cream novelties in Central PA is known for its creative, unique flavors. This March, check out the chocolate mint milkshake served at its scoop shop locations, topped with a decadent brownie, whipped cream and gold sprinkles! 6391 Carlisle Pike, Mechanicsburg; (717) 884-9396; 1004 N. 3rd St., Harrisburg; (717) 884-9396; 258 Westminster Dr., Carlisle; (717) 884-9396.

Vegan Treats

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While this isn’t technically a shake, the Shammy Shake soft serve at Vegan Treats deserves a place on this list! In addition to drop-dead gorgeous cakes, incredible cookies, brownies and so much more, this legendary vegan bakery offers a rotating schedule of dairy-free soft serve each week. Every year, right around St. Patty’s Day, it rolls out its fan favorite, a perfectly green minty flavor. Try it on its own or swirled with vanilla. 1444 Linden St., Bethlehem; (610) 861-7660.

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