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With St. Patrick’s Day coming up, my girlfriend and I decided to have a little silly fun celebrating our inner Irish by making leprechaun mustache straws and homemade shamrock shakes.
I picked up these cute green and white striped paper straws on Amazon.com, but you could use any green straws you happen to have around. Just cut a mustache shape from orange paper–I printed out some mustache clip art for inspiration–then cut two slits for the straw to slip through.
We used our Leprechaun mustaches to drink yummy homemade shamrock shakes. To make your own, blend together 4 c. vanilla ice cream, 1 t. vanilla extract, 1/4 t peppermint extract (more or less to taste), and enough milk to make it the consistency you want–I used about a cup. Add some green food color and enjoy!
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