Is the Shamrock Shake back? When can I get a Shamrock Shake in 2024?

Forget St. Patrick's Day, it's time to celebrate Valentine's Day with the McDonald's minty delight.

Shamrock Shakes and OREO Shamrock McFlurry are back at McDonald's. Image courtesy of McDonald's
Shamrock Shakes and OREO Shamrock McFlurry are back at McDonald's. Image courtesy of McDonald's /
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It’s February, and you know what that means: time to start thinking about St. Patrick’s Day. Or, more specifically, time to start thinking about the best part of St. Patrick’s Day… McDonald’s Shamrock Shake. But is the Shamrock Shake back at McDonald’s? And when can I get a Shamrock Shake in 2024?

We’re not going to wait too long to give you an answer here – and the good news is that in 2024 there’s even more Shamrock Shake to love than usual. So let’s get into it.

Is the Shamrock Shack back at McDonald’s?

It sure is! The frosty concoction officially returned to McDonald’s on February 5, 2024. Usually, it doesn’t arrive until next month, but now you can have your Shamrock Shake on Valentine’s Day, for an ultimate holiday mix-up.

When can I get a Shamrock Shack in 2024?

Now! The Shamrock Shake and the Oreo Shamrock McFlurry are both available in-store at McDonald’s, as well as orderable on the app. Go get ‘em! Actually, keep reading, then go get ‘em.

What does the Shamrock Shake taste like? Is the Shamrock Shake mint?

Yes indeed, the Shamrock Shake has a mint flavor. It’s your regular McDonald’s soft serve, mixed with mint syrup, and covered with whipped cream. If you like mint, it’s pretty good! If you don’t like mint, this is basically dessert toothpaste.

Wait, what is an Oreo Shamrock McFlurry?

Great question! Basically, it’s a McFlurry with mint syrup and Oreo pieces crushed in it, which sounds even more delicious to me. Oh weird, now one is in my hand and I’m eating it, how did that happen?

You can customize your Oreo Shamrock McFlurry with more crushed Oreos, more Shamrock mint syrup, M&M topping, hot fudge topping, caramel topping, and whipped cream.

Can I Shamrock Shake anything? McDonald’s hack… Revealed!

So, since the Shamrock Shake’s secret is “mint syrup,” you can actually order (at the discretion of employees) mint in almost anything. Probably not on a Big Mac, mind you, but on Reddit an employee notes you can put a few pumps of mint syrup in the McDonald’s mocha for a mint chocolate delight.

How many calories are in the Shamrock Shack and Oreo Shamrock McFlurry?

If you’re counting calories, you might want to know exactly what you’re getting into with the Shamrock Shake and Shamrock McFlurry, so here’s the breakdown:

Shamrock Shake calories: Small - 500 calories; Medium - 540 calories; Large - 800 calories

Oreo Shamrock McFlurry calories: 550 calories

As noted above, you can customize the Oreo Shamrock McFlurry, which means the calories get jacked up exponentially the more you add. With the Shamrock shake, you can get up to three hits of whipped cream, which will increase the calorie count there. Or, forego the whipped cream and you can cut out 60 calories. But… Why would you do that?

So there you go, everything you need to know about the Shamrock Shake at McDonald’s in 2024. It’s back early… Lucky you.

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