Milkshake with Lucky Charms

Who said you couldn’t have breakfast for dessert? Turn your Lucky Charms cereal into a milkshake by substituting ice cream for milk.

The story behind the recipe

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One of my favorite things to do as a youngster was visit my aunt and uncle in Kentucky. I would trek into the woods with their dog leading the way. I would zoom down their incredibly steep driveway on my highly unsafe Roller Racer scooter (I kind of cant believe they let me do that).

Yet, out of all I did, eating breakfast with my uncle was my favorite.

We were both early risers, and I’d always find him reading at the kitchen table when I came in, half awake and wiping the sleep from my eyes. He’d spring up as soon as I went into the room and exclaim, “Well, good morning, sweetie, seems like it’s time for breakfast!”

He’d unlock the corner cabinet and rotate the lazy susan inside to reveal a plethora of cereal alternatives. Simple cereals and loaded cereals would be available, ranging from Raisin Bran to Lucky Charms. Each one would be in its own mason jar, beautifully arranged and easily visible.

Then there were ones that blended various cereals into one jar, and those were always my favorite combinations of Kix, Cheerios, and Frosted Mini Wheats. Cocoa Puffs, Apple Jacks, and Corn Chex.

I KNOW. I’m talking about anarchy.

The milk was the glue that held everything together. This isn’t your average milk, my friends. This was special milk. My uncle kept milk in the freezer in a square Tupperware container for me.

He’d placed it in there first thing in the morning so it was mushy by the time I woke up. He’d put my cereal of choice in a bowl and then pour my slushy milk over it. He’d mix everything up with a spoon and then offer it to me to inhale.

That was the highlight of my day.

I’ve been feeling nostalgic recently, so the last time I went shopping, I got a box of Corn Chex, Kix, and Lucky Charms to mix together like old times (in even proportions, thank you very much).

I’d been eating them for a few weeks until running out of everything but Lucky Charms. I hadn’t realized it was a bigger box than the others, so there was plenty for a couple more bowls.

As I woke up one Saturday morning, I placed a carton of milk in the freezer and then got ready for the day. I showered, dressed, cleaned the dishes, answered some phone calls, shoveled off the deck, prepared lunch, did some laundry, grabbed the mail, paid a few bills, checked my email, and it was suddenly 5 p.m.

Breakfast had completely slipped my mind. I took the milk from the freezer, and it was thoroughly frozen. Not frozen slush. I worked on it for a long and eventually got it into a chunky form, which wasn’t very attractive. I let it lie for a while, hoping it would become slushy, but it was simply gritty and not what I was searching for in life.

So I poured regular, non-magical milk from the fridge over my cereal and ate it while pouting.

I was walking around the kitchen as I ate because I’m a wild person who can’t sit still. I went inside the cupboard and began mentally noting everything I needed from the supermarket. Next I went to the fridge and freezer, where I discovered nearly nothing except frozen berries and vanilla ice cream.

I began to wonder how Lucky Charms might taste with ice cream. The transition from ice-cold milk to ice cream isn’t all that far.

I completed my bowl and then decided to go all out by adding a few scoops of ice cream and the remainder of my Lucky Charms on top instead of milk. I combined everything with my spoon and was pleasantly delighted by the outcome.

That was excellent. Very, extremely nice. I decided to make it official by transforming it into a milkshake.

Making a Lucky Charms milkshake

I separated the frosted oats from the marshmallows and just the marshmallows went into the food processor.

I crushed them into tiny pieces and blended them with ice cream in a blender (aff link). Since I want my milkshakes thick, I don’t add any more milk or ice to mine.

I put it into the particular glass that I usually drank from with my uncle, sprinkled it with a handful of entire marshmallows, and voilà! A Lucky Charms milkshake.

If you want to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day but don’t want to get intoxicated on a Tuesday, make one of these and snuggle up with anything Irish-themed on Netflix. The Boondock Saints, for example.

What more can I say? Since I reside in Massachusetts, it is the default setting.

[singing] I’m on my way to Boston, whoooooa

Lucky Charms Milkshake

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Prep Time: 5mins
Total Time: 5mins
Servings: 1milkshake
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Who says you can’t have breakfast for dessert? Swap milk for ice cream to turn your cereal into an after-dinner treat!


  • 1cupvanilla ice cream, about 2 or 3 scoops
  • 1cupLucky Charms marshmallows, divided
  • Optional: Green sprinkles, for garnish


  • Place 1/2 cup marshmallows in food processor and pulse to small chunks (not a super fine crumb).
    1 cup Lucky Charms marshmallows
  • Combine ice cream and processed marshmallows in a blender and blend until combined. Add 1/4 cup whole marshmallows and combine briefly on lowest speed.
    1 cup vanilla ice cream, 1 cup Lucky Charms marshmallows
  • Pour into glass, top with remaining marshmallows and sprinkles. Serve immediately and enjoy!
    Optional: Green sprinkles

Nutrition Facts

Calories: 410kcal | Carbohydrates: 60g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 16g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 58mg | Sodium: 339mg | Potassium: 343mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 41g | Vitamin A: 1572IU | Vitamin C: 10mg | Calcium: 325mg | Iron: 8mg


Does Burger King have Lucky Charms shakes?

Burger King’s Lucky Charms Shake consists of vanilla soft serve, Lucky Charms oat cereal with marshmallows, marshmallow cereal-flavored topping, and whipped cream.

Is there such a thing as Lucky Charms ice cream?

Nestle Dreyer’s Lucky Charms Frozen Dairy Dessert is a vanilla frozen dairy dish flavored with a cereal swirl and Lucky Charms marshmallows. Unlike Nestle Dreyer’s Cinnamon Toast Crunch ice cream, there is actual assurance that they are the same Lucky Charms mallows and not a copycat.

Why did Lucky Charms get rid of the hourglass?

“The hourglass has been in Lucky Charms since 2008, but like any hourglass, its time has come to an end,” a General Mills official told People. Theoretically, an hourglass constructed of marshmallow does not contain any sand, thus….

What is Lucky Charms ice cream made of?

Lucky Charms Ice Cream is a delicious handmade delicacy prepared with a sweet, no-churn ice cream base and your favorite marshmallow cereal. There is no need for an expensive ice cream maker! Prepare this delectable dessert for a memorable sleepover or party! Put in your favorite waffle cone with more cereal and enjoy.

Does Chick Fil A sell shakes?

Our creamy Cookies & Cream Milkshakes are hand-spun every time and contain a scrumptious Chick-fil-A Icedream® dessert topped with whipped cream and a cherry (except when served via delivery).

Does Mcdonalds still sell shakes?

Sweets & Treats at McDonald’s All of our classic McDonald’s desserts are available, including McFlurry® varieties, shakes, and a range of soft serve delicacies such as our vanilla cone and hot caramel sundae!

What is in the Lucky Charms ice cream at Cold Stone?

CharmsTM – Lucky CharmsTM Ice Cream topped with Whipped Topping, Gold Glitter, and Lucky CharmsTM Marshmallows.

Who makes Lucky Charms ice cream?

Lucky CharmsTM Ice Cream is blended with twice the Lucky CharmsTM Marshmallows, Whipped Topping, and Gold Glitter in our Ice Cream at the End of the RainbowTM Masterpiece. Cold Stone Creamery® is now selling green waffle cones and bowls to go with your Lucky CreationsTM. It has returned!

What does Lucky Charm ice cream taste like?

They claim that the Lucky Charms Ice Cream tastes just like the iconic cereal, but with a wonderful boost from the vanilla ice cream.

What were the 4 original Lucky Charms?

Just the pink hearts have survived from the original marshmallows, which included green clovers, pink hearts, orange stars, and yellow moons. Blue diamonds, purple horseshoes, crimson balloons, and countless more marshmallows have had to bid farewell to cereal fans throughout the years.

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