McDonald’s Shamrock Shake

McDonalds Shamrock Shake

As the mother of three Irish children (two born in the month of March alone), we are huge fans of everything St. Patrick's Day and everything Ireland.  My entire family loves the month of March. Even better that the Shamrock Shake is now back!

The Shamrock Shake has been a customer favorite since its introduction in 1970 and joins the McCafe line-up annually around St. Patrick's Day for a limited time only. In 1974 Shamrock Shake sales helped establish the first Ronald McDonald House.

Shamrock Shake began its national roll-out in early February. It will be available in all participating restaurants nationwide February – March 2013 while supplies last. Shamrock Shake is made with McDonald’s vanilla reduced fat ice cream, Shamrock Shake syrup and topped with real whipped cream and a cherry.

With the national availability, McDonald’s is sharing the fun and delicious taste of Shamrock Shake with the entire country.


New and existing fans can celebrate and share the excitement by engaging with McCafé and other fans on Twitter (@McCafeYourDay) and Facebook (

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The Greater Atlanta McDonald’s Operators Association (GAMOA) partnered with bloggers such as me to help educate us all about McDonald’s products and offerings. As part of this program, I received compensation for my time. They did not tell me what to purchase or what to say about the use of the product. GAMOA believes that consumers and bloggers are free to form their own opinions and share them in their own words. GAMOA policies align with WOMMA Ethics Code, FTC guidelines and social media engagement recommendations. 

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  1. Thanks for sharing about St. Patrick’s Day and McDonald’s Shamrock shake. This is news to me. We visited McDonald’s often with our children and grandchildren were younger, but not so much for several years. This is interesting to me because I attended 1st through 10th grades at a small school called Hopeful. Our team name was the “Hopeful Shamrocks”.

  2. Eileen

    Just went to McDonald’s tonight to treat our daughter to one! She would have one every day if we allowed it. Just in February alone I’d say her blood is starting to run green;)

    It is a yummy habit but not the best on calories. We have to settle for size small. It has 530 calories and 84 grams of carbs BUT has 40 % of daily calcium!

  3. I have loved this things for as long as I can remember. Our closest McDonald’s makes them WAY too green (think you’ve been slimed green) but when they’re just perfect ahhh, love it. In case you’ve never tried, ask them to give you half shamrock shake and half chocolate for an absolutely wonderful chocomint shake. Now I’m craving! =)

  4. I have actually never tried a Shamrock shake, but I do love the vanilla soft serve cones at McDonald’s, so I bet it’s really tasty! It’s fun to try seasonal items.

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