5 New Ways to Shake Your Shamrock with McDonald’s

Shamrock Shake

Every year around March McDonald’s rolls out its evergreen Shamrock Shake, which is a beloved treat for mint lovers around the country. From its festive name to its whipped topping, Shamrock Shake lovers can’t get enough, or can they?

This year for the first time ever, McDonald’s has upped the ante by adding chocolate flavor to their Shamrock Shakes. That’s right folks, mint chocolaty deliciousness in five different varieties are now on the menu! You will have a tough time choosing which decadently delicious beverage to choose from but here’s the low down on what they are offering.

  • The Original Shamrock Shake features vanilla soft serve ice cream, mint syrup, whipped topping, a cherry, and if you’re lucky, green sprinkles on top.
  • The Chocolate Shamrock Shake consists of all the same ingredients of the original shamrock shake on top and a chocolate flavor shake on bottom. (Pro Tip! Mix the Shamrock Chocolate Shake with a spoon for the flavors to blend faster! Or use a regular straw to enjoy one flavor at a time.)
  • The Shamrock Chocolate Chip Frappé is a mocha frappe with the same delicious twist of green sprinkles, whipped topping, and an added drizzle of chocolate syrup. Good Morning!
  • The Shamrock Hot Chocolate doesn’t fall far from the tree either. It’s a blend of milk, chocolaty syrup, and that special mint syrup touch.
  • The Shamrock Mocha kicks it up a notch by blending the Shamrock Hot Chocolate with a shot of espresso to get your day started right!

shamrock shakeThe best part of having all of these options is that it works for everyone across the country. From those freezing in the Northeast to those of us in shorts, here in the Southwest. Everyone has a hot or cold option of Shamrock Season to enjoy!

Need another reason to swipe up a Shamrock Shake?

Giving week is March 11-17th during #ShamrockSeason. What’s so special about that? Well McDonald’s will donate 25¢ of every purchase of a Shamrock Chocolate Madness beverage to Ronald McDonald House Charities®. As someone who works in healthcare and has a Ronald McDonald House next to the hospital, this is a cause that’s very near and dear to my heart. Many families come into the hospital from out of state and have no where to stay once they arrive. Having programs like the House or Ronald McDonald Family room make a big difference in recovery for little ones. This is a simple gesture that can go a long way.

Want one MORE reason?

Go download the McDonald’s app to your phone right now! Why? For every 5 Shamrock Shakes you purchase using the app, you will get a free shake! Yes, you read that right! Not only are you supporting the Ronald McDonald House Charities®, you’re also helping yourself to a free treat. It’s a win win!

Free McCafe beverage offer Valid until 12/31/2017 at participating U.S. McDonald’s. McD App download and registration required. Shamrock Chocolate Madness drinks available for a limited time at participating McDonald’s.

Shamrock Shake



  1. March 2, 2017 / 3:19 am

    I need to rush down to my local McDonalds and try the Shamrock Chocolate Chip Frappe. It’s great that they give a donation to Ronald McDonald House during giving week and that shake you’re drinking looks so delicious!

  2. March 2, 2017 / 4:07 am

    Oh! I almost forgot about the Shamrock shakes at McDonalds. Thanks for the reminder! My girls have yet to experience one and I have a suspicion that they are going to love it!

  3. robin Rue
    March 2, 2017 / 5:15 am

    Gah! I am so excited these are finally back. They are the highlight of my March and I am totally heading out to get one today!!!

  4. March 2, 2017 / 5:34 am

    Yum! I’ve always loved these! The extra chocolate will be amazing I’m sure!!

  5. March 2, 2017 / 6:25 am

    Sounds like McDonalds has a drink to cover anyone and everyone of all age groups for the St. Patricks Day month. The color is always appealing. If your a big mint fan this would be your go to drink.
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  6. March 2, 2017 / 6:48 am

    Well, this is good to know because I had no idea McD’s even had this shake! I’ll take mine original and I’ll be sure to get one this weekend. We’re making a day trip out of town, this will be a nice car ride treat.
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  7. March 2, 2017 / 7:36 am

    OH wow. My dad loves mint flavor and I bet he would love to have one of these. I didn’t know MacDonalds had these. Thanks for sharing

  8. March 2, 2017 / 8:09 am

    To me, it isn’t St. Patrick’s Day if I do not have a shamrock shake in hand. It is a tradition to pick some of those up, and french fries, to watch March Madness with friends. Can’t wait!
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  9. March 2, 2017 / 8:35 am

    I have not eaten a shamrock shake in many year! I used to love them, but then I found out I was lactose intolerant (bummer) so now I have to stay away from all the deliciousness!
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  10. Pam Wattenbarger
    March 2, 2017 / 12:17 pm

    I can’t believe it’s already Shamrock Shake season. I want to try the chocolate Shamrock Shake. I love that they have new option this year.

  11. March 2, 2017 / 1:14 pm

    I know someone who grabs one of these a few times a week. She loves them! I still have yet to try one. They look delicious.

  12. March 2, 2017 / 5:20 pm

    This looks like such a good shake! I have not had one before, but this and some french fries sounds like a great snack!

  13. valmg @ Mom Knows It All
    March 2, 2017 / 7:55 pm

    I hadn’t heard about being able to add to them in any commercials yet. My mother absolutely loves shamrock shakes.
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  14. My Teen Guide
    March 3, 2017 / 7:59 am

    Mcdonald’s has many creative marketing ways. I would probably buy it because I know I can help and have free shake too. kidding, I am really excited about this!

  15. March 3, 2017 / 5:08 pm

    Mmm! My daughters and I love Shamrock Shakes! Last year we missed them completely! Won’t miss them this year.

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