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The Shamrock Shake is back at McDonald’s US for St Patrick’s Day


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Article by Joanna Sarah-Freedman

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Must be the luck of the Irish… McDonald’s has brought back its iconic Shamrock Shake over in the States for St Patrick’s Day.

Yes, everyone’s favourite green shake is back, and it’s the perfect way to see in the Irish holiday.

Made with “creamy vanilla soft serve blended with minty Shamrock Shake syrup and topped with a whipped light cream,” the drink has returned to American menus nationwide for a limited time, in the run-up to St Paddy’s Day on 17th March.

Whilst Maccies hasn’t said how long the drink will be around, we’d hazard a guess that it won’t stick around long after the celebrations, so we’d advise getting your fill now if you live Stateside and you’re a fan.

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McDonald’s Shamrock Shake is back alongside its McFlurry spin-off (Credit: McDonald’s)

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Whilst prices can vary in different states, the shake is expected to cost between $3 (£2.49) and $4 (£3.32) depending on the size.

The shake was invented in 1967 by Connecticut McDonald’s owner, Hal Rosen, and was such a favourite that it ended up rolling out across the States, in what Maccies branded an “instant success”.

Believe it or not, 2012 was the first time the drink got a full, nationwide rollout, despite already having been around for more than 50 years.

It is now beloved by pretty much every McDonald’s fan in America, with the fast food giant even describing it as a “cult favourite.”

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The McDonald’s Shamrock Shake is available now (Credit: McDonald’s)

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What’s more, there have even been spin-offs of the Shamrock Shake in recent years.

In 2020, the burger giant dropped a second St Patrick’s Day menu item – a Shamrock Shake McFlurry featuring Oreo cookies (dubbed the Oreo Shamrock McFlurry).

After going down a storm for the last two years, the Oreo Shamrock McFlurry is also back again this year on the same limited run, whilst stocks last. It’s basically a glorified mint choc chip offering, and we are so here for it.

Unfortunately, the Shamrock McDonald’s products haven’t made it over to the UK yet, despite being hugely popular in America. This is because different Maccies markets vary the products on their menus – in fact, you can find something unique in pretty much every McDonald’s around the world. 

Here’s hoping McDonald’s bosses decide to bring it over here, soon!

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