Shamrock Shake Pie Recipe

Capture the essence of St. Patrick’s Day with this Shamrock Shake Pie. This no-bake dessert transforms the beloved minty shake into a creamy, refreshing pie that’s both simple to make and delightful to serve. Featuring a crisp graham cracker crust and a lusciously smooth mint filling, it’s a festive treat that’s perfect for any celebration.


For the crust:

  • 12 graham crackers
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • ½ cup butter, melted

For the filling:

  • 2½ cups milk, cold
  • ¼ teaspoon green food coloring
  • 2 teaspoons mint extract
  • 5.1 ounces box of instant vanilla pudding mix
  • 8 ounces container of whipped topping, thawed


  1. Prepare the crust: In a food processor, blend graham crackers and brown sugar until fine. While blending, gradually add melted butter until crumbs stick together. Press firmly into a 9-inch pie dish. Freeze until firm, about 15-20 minutes.
  2. Mix the filling: In a large bowl, whisk together milk, green food coloring, and mint extract until evenly colored. Add pudding mix and whisk until it starts to thicken. Let sit for 5 minutes to thicken further.
  3. Assemble the pie: Fold whipped topping into the pudding mixture until well combined. Spoon into the crust, smoothing the top. Freeze for at least 6 hours or until set.
  4. Serve: Top with whipped cream and maraschino cherries if desired. Serve cold.


  • Use “Kelly Green” gel food color for a vibrant green.
  • Adjust mint extract to taste for a stronger or milder mint flavor.
  • Press the crust mixture firmly into the pie dish to ensure it holds together when slicing.
  • Keep pie frozen until ready to serve to maintain the best texture.


Q: Can I use fresh mint instead of mint extract? A: For this recipe, mint extract is recommended to achieve the distinct Shamrock Shake flavor. Fresh mint will give a different taste and may not be as potent.

Q: How do I store leftovers? A: Store any leftovers in the freezer, covered, for up to 1 week.

Prep Time: 25 mins

Freezing Time: 6 hours

Total Time: About 6 hours 25 mins

Yield: 1 9-inch pie

Category: Dessert

Method: No-Bake

Cuisine: Irish

Diet: Vegetarian


This Shamrock Shake Pie is a fantastic way to bring a touch of whimsy and nostalgia to your St. Patrick’s Day festivities. Just like the shake it’s inspired by, this pie is a crowd-pleaser that’s as fun to make as it is to eat. Enjoy crafting this special treat and watch it become the highlight of your holiday dessert table!

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