McDonald’s Shakes Up Shamrock Shakes with NEW Flavors

Posted on: March 11th, 2017by


McDonald’s Shamrock Shakes are back and this time with new flavors!

McDonald’s Shamrock Shakes were an important part of my childhood. With a birthday in mid-March, Shamrock Shakes were often a part of my birthday celebration. As an adult, Shamrock Shakes are still a nice end of winter indulgence that I now share with my 11 year old. I was excited to hear that Shamrock flavors at McDonald’s were expanding this year and even more excited when I was provided with a McDonald’s Arch card and Shamrock Shake gift pack to tell you all about them. There are four new Shamrock Shake flavors, along with the traditional Shamrock shake. We’ve got the details on the new flavors and your chance to win a McDonald’s gift card so you too can get your own.


McDonald's Shamrock Shakes


McDonald’s Shamrock Shakes New Flavors

  • The Chocolate Shamrock shake is a layered shake with chocolate at the bottom and McDonald’s Shamrock Shake on the top and topped off with whipped cream, green sugar crystals, chocolate syrup, and a cherry.


  • The Shamrock Chocolate Chip Frappe is chocolate chips and a hint of coffee blended with McDonald’s Shamrock Shake syrup and topped with whipped cream, green sugar crystals, and chocolate syrup.


  • The Shamrock Hot Chocolate is hot chocolate combined with McDonald’s Shamrock Shake syrup.


  • The Shamrock Mocha is prepared with chocolate syrup, espresso, steamed milk, and McDonald’s Shamrock Shake syrup.

My 11 year old, who sometimes begrudgingly drags along on my blog adventures, was all in for our Shamrock shake adventure. We headed to McDonald’s for dinner and to enjoy Shamrock Shakes.


McDonald's Shamrock Shakes


While ordering our meals, my son stuck with the original Shamrock shake and I tried the Chocolate Shamrock shake. We also ordered one of each of the other Shamrock drinks to try.


McDonald's Shamrock Shakes The StrawThe Straw that makes a difference

McDonald’s gifted us with this new innovative straw that they had made specifically for the Chocolate Shamrock shake. The STRAW was designed to be able to combine the chocolate and mint layers of the shake so there is an even mix of both as you drink. It definitely made a difference when drinking the Chocolate Shamrock shake versus using a traditional straw. With a traditional straw, we needed to stir our shake up to get the chocolate and mint flavors to combine, with The STRAW, both flavors were sucked up together.


Our McDonald’s Shamrock Shake review

We all enjoyed the original McDonald’s Shamrock Shake and the Chocolate Shamrock shake. The Chocolate Shamrock shake was a nice change from the original. The chocolate flavor blended nicely with the mint flavor. The Shamrock Hot Chocolate was also a favorite. Several winters ago I first discovered mint hot chocolate and am always on the look out for anywhere I can get it. I am so excited that, for a limited time, I can get a Shamrock Hot Chocolate at McDonald’s.


Confession time: I am not a coffee drinker and I’ve never liked the taste of coffee, so the Shamrock Chocolate Chip Frappe and Shamrock Mocha (which we ordered hot but could also be ordered cold) were not high on my list. However, my father, who joined us on this adventure, really enjoyed the Chocolate Chip Frappe and indicated he would definitely order it again. So if you are a coffee drinker these are two new Shamrock drink options you should definitely try.


McDonald's Shamrock Shakes


We enjoyed our Shamrock taste test and will definitely be heading back to McDonald’s again before the Shamrock drinks are gone for the year.


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34 thoughts on “McDonald’s Shakes Up Shamrock Shakes with NEW Flavors

  1. Linda F says:

    Id love to try the Shamrock Chocolate Chip Frappe.

  2. janetfaye says:

    I would like to try Shamrock Hot Chocolate.

  3. Chrissy says:

    I have never tried any of them before but I think I want to try the chocolate one the most! I love chocolate!

  4. Melissa T says:

    I so need to try the chocolate Shamrock Shake!

  5. Sarah Mayer says:

    I want to try the original Shamrock shake.

  6. Bridgett Wilbur says:

    I want to try them all.

  7. Heather Hayes Panjon says:

    I want to try the chocolate shamrock shake.

  8. Molly says:

    I have never had one. I would like to try the original!

  9. Heather Fanz Anderson says:

    That straw is crazy awesome!!!

  10. Cheryl B says:

    I would love to try Chocolate Chip Frappe.

  11. JillianF says:

    I would like to try the mint chocolate shake

  12. Pat says:

    Had the chocolate shamrock shake today! Delicious! ☘

  13. Evie B. says:

    The chocolate shamrock shake!

  14. JEFF says:


  15. LORI says:


  16. Karen says:

    My daughter is a traditionalist but I think she just may try
    the chocolate shamrock shake!

  17. Nidhi Chauhan says:

    My son would love to try Chocolate chip frappe.

  18. Maggie Fye says:

    I need to try the chocolate chip frappe!!

  19. Erin Walter says:

    original shamrock shake lover – but I want that straw!

  20. Carol Luciano says:

    That spoon is so unique. I’d love to try the Hot Chocolate. Thanks for posting.
    Carol L

  21. Audrey Stewart says:

    I want to try the Chocolate Shamrock Shake.

  22. Laurajj says:

    Oh they all look so good! I would love to try the Chocolate Shamrock Shake first! YUM

  23. Donna says:

    I want to try the chocolate shamrock shake.

  24. Rachel says:

    I would like to try the original shamrock shake.

  25. heather says:

    I want to try the mint chocolate shake.

  26. Steve Weber says:

    I want to try the original shamrock shake!

  27. Elle says:

    I want to try the hot chocolate.

  28. christy says:

    Mint Chocolate

  29. Cheryl G. says:

    The chocolate Shamroke shake!

  30. Kelly Moran says:

    I want to try the chocolate chip Frappe and the chocolate Shamrock Shake!

  31. Geri says:

    I really want to try a shamrock shake

  32. Dan DeAntonellis says:

    My daughter would love to try the Chocolate Chip Frappe.

  33. Kristine Gerlach says:

    We have already tried the original Shamrock Shake and the Chocolate layered. Cool idea about the straw….kinda funny that they “invented” a straw to enjoy both flavors at once. I didn’t know about the coffee drinks, so that will be next up! Chocolate Chip Frappe sounds good to this coffee addict :)

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