The Shamrock Shake is returning to the McDonald’s menu very soon. 

What is the Shamrock Shake?

The Shamrock Shake is a seasonal green mint flavored milkshake that contains vanilla ice cream and whipped cream with a trade-secret McDonald Shamrock syrup made of corn syrup and mint flavoring with green dye.

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When is the Shamrock Shake available this year?

Mark your calendars for February 20 and set your alarms. Remember, the Shamrock Shake is a seasonal item, and never available far into the spring. So get your green fill while you can.

What is the Oreo Shamrock McFlurry?

The Oreo Shamrock McFlurry, which is also returning on the same date, is a spin on the Shamrock shake but with the addition of the McDonald Oreo pieces. Forget Valentine’s Day, McDonald’s is preparing for St. Patrick’s season a whole month in advance.

When was the Shamrock Shake first introduced?

The seasonal Shamrock Shake was first introduced into the McDonald menu in 1970, while the Oreo Shamrock McFlurry followed five decades later in 2020.

Plan on going through the Mickey D’s drive thru every day until it’s gone? Just put your Shamrock Shake in a Stanley cup and no one will know. With spring semester of school beginning and Valentine’s coming up on everyone’s calendar, it’s the perfect time to spoil and treat yourself to a few McDonald treats. Who knows, maybe the McFlurry machine will actually be working this time?