McDonald’s Shamrock Shakes Are Back! Here’s Where You Can Get Yours.

What's cool and green and full of luck? Why, it's the McDonald's Shamrock Shake.

Since 1970, McDonald’s has been ringing in St. Patrick’s Day with its Shamrock Shakes. This mint-flavored, vanilla-soft-serve-based drinkable dessert comes with whipped topping and a cherry on top. We love how the Shamrock Shake delivers all the cool, minty creaminess of old-school butter mints, except you can shamelessly pair it with a burger and fries.

…And now it’s back! That’s right, McDonald’s has officially welcomed the Shamrock Shake back to its menu as of February 19. St. Patrick’s Day is still a little less than a month away, but we’re not complaining, and neither are the thousands of Twitter users singing those minty praises.

By the way, did you know you can make a McDonald’s Shamrock Shake at home? Here’s how

Fun fact: Baby Boomers might remember that the first Shamrock Shakes were actually lemon-lime-flavored—a concoction made with vanilla soft serve and lemon-lime sherbet. By 1973, McDonald’s decided to do away with the lemon-lime, leaving an emerald-hued vanilla shake for the next decade to enjoy.

Are you going to try the Oreo Shamrock McFlurry this year?

How to Track Down the Shamrock Shake

Depending on where you are, the Shamrock Shake can be as hard to find as a pot of gold at the end of the rainbow. Luckily, McDonald’s rolled out its brand new, free tie-in smartphone app to help fans of the Shamrock Shake locate restaurants that serve up the sweet treat. It’s called the Shamrock Shake Finder and is available for iOS and Android phones.

Psst: McDonald’s has a secret menu!

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Lauren Cahn
Lauren Cahn is a New York-based writer whose work has appeared regularly in The Huffington Post as well as a variety of other publications since 2008 on such topics as life and style, popular culture, law, religion, health, fitness, yoga, entertaining and entertainment. She is also a writer of crime fiction; her first full-length manuscript, The Trust Game, was short-listed for the 2017 CLUE Award for emerging talent in the genre of suspense fiction.