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
— Thursday’s Child (@Swoopy) February 20, 2020
MCDONALDS HAS SHAMROCK SHAKES IM SO HAPPY
— itsemmalouboo💕🍭💕 (@itsemmalouboo) February 24, 2020
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.