Just in time for spring, McDonald’s released a new Strawberry Shortcake McFlurry. The new McFlurry is available only for a limited time and is so much better than your average Oreo McFlurry (though we still love the classics). Gracing menus on April 12th, the new Strawberry Shortcake McFlurry has hit McDonald’s stores in the U.S. for the first time, although they’ve been sold on the McDonald’s menu in Singapore for a while (with chocolate Oreo pieces mixed in).

What is the Strawberry Shortcake McFlurry?

This sweet icy treat is made up of “creamy vanilla soft serve with strawberry flavored clusters and crispy, buttery shortbread cookies,” according to McDonald’s website. As we draw closer to strawberry season, the Strawberry Shortcake McFlurry just might be the perfect springtime treat to enjoy in the warm weather.

When is the Strawberry Shortcake McFlurry available?

McFlurry lovers better act fast to get their hands on the limited edition Strawberry Shortcake McFlurry before they disappear. There’s no announced end date to their sweet arrival, which means we don't know when they will be gone. To add to the time crunch, there’s always the possibility that excited customers may have to make a few trips to different McDonald’s locations to find a store with a functional McFlurry machine. In the fast food community, the McDonald’s McFlurry machines are notorious for always being broken, which even prompted the Federal Trade Commission to investigate the issue at one point.

What makes the Strawberry Shortcake McFlurry special?

From previous years, we know that McDonald’s has had other limited-edition McFlurry flavors join the menu. The Chocolatey Pretzel McFlurry was a sweet and salty creation launched in May 2022, and the ooey-gooey Caramel Brownie McFlurry was launched in April 2021. Compared to the past limited-edition and regular McFlurry flavors, the Strawberry Shortcake McFlurry is unique in that it’s chocolate-free. Perhaps keeping it light with strawberry flavored clusters and shortbread cookies are the way to go for a special springtime treat, or maybe it’d be worth it to take some inspiration from the Singaporean Strawberry Shortcake McFlurry and throw some Oreos into the mix. Or maybe the new strawberry shortcake flavor will elevate the fry-dipping experience for the sweet-and-salty-combo lovers.

What do people think about the Strawberry Shortcake McFlurry?

The reviews on Strawberry Shortcake McFlurry have been mixed. Although the general consensus seems to be that it’s “super good,” there’s a lot lacking in the limited edition McFlurry. One TikTok reviewer noted that there weren’t enough toppings in the McFlurry, and that rather than being evenly mixed into the McFlurry, they were only on the top. They highly encouraged viewers to order the Strawberry Shortcake McFlurry with extra toppings to make sure there are enough toppings for each bite.

Another reviewer shared similar sentiments, mentioning there was just too much vanilla in the McFlurry compared to the strawberry and shortbread pieces. Taking these comments into account, it’d probably be best to ask for extra toppings when ordering the Strawberry Shortcake McFlurry.