All The Shamrock Shakes

All The Shamrock Shakes from McDonald’s made in all three minty ways they’ve released this year! Classic, Chocolate Shamrock Shake and Shamrock Chocolate Chip Frappe.

All The Shamrock Shakes from McDonald's made in all three minty ways they've released this year! Classic, Chocolate Shamrock Shake and Shamrock Chocolate Chip Frappe.

All The Shamrock Shakes¬†are the rage here this month. The classic¬†McDonald’s Shamrock Shakes are of course back for the St. Patrick’s Day holiday season, but the addition of two NEW¬†McDonald’s Shamrock Shakes has sort of taken all us suburban moms out here on the toddler sports circuit by storm.

I have to admit I was skeptical about these changes (and I was never 100% sold on the original¬†McDonald’s Shamrock Shakes) but the two new flavors are a huge flavor addition to the original!

Let’s investigate the¬†McDonald’s Shamrock Shakes variations:

Original Shamrock Shake: A vanilla shake with mint syrup topped with whipped cream and a cherry. Nice enough (though I always wished there were chocolate chips in it).

Chocolate Shamrock Shake: We are starting to mix things up here. vanilla shake with chocolate syrup mixed in on the bottom half and classic shamrock on top. Add in the whipped cream, and more chocolate syrup on top and things are already starting to look up.

Shamrock Chocolate Chip Frappe:¬†Hands down my favorite one, this “Frappe” has a mocha-caramel shake base, with mint added in topped with more whipped cream and chocolate. The best part about this one is the flavor has much less of a sugar assault on your senses because of the mocha. This was an absolute delight to drink! And hey chocolate chips!

Now you can enjoy these¬†McDonald’s Shamrock Shakes anytime you want. I’m all about the Frappe ones.

All The Shamrock Shakes from McDonald's made in all three minty ways they've released this year! Classic, Chocolate Shamrock Shake and Shamrock Chocolate Chip Frappe.

Tools Used in the Making of these¬†McDonald’s Shamrock Shakes:
Mint Extract: Make sure you are buying “Mint” not “Peppermint” here for authentic flavors.
Gel Colors: The green is easy to add, start in very small doses. For this recipe you can also totally use the Food Coloring Drops (and it may be easier to add one drop at a time as needed), I just always have gel on hand.
Maraschino Cherries: If you can source this in the store I would recommend doing that. Unless you want 74 ounces of Maraschino Cherries, I am linking more for you to see the type of Maraschino Cherries I mean.
Blender: Love my blender, we use it for smoothies 1-2 times a day (we drink smoothies non stop around here!).
Instant Espresso: Just a small spoonful into your chocolate shake will kick this up into the best mocha shake around.
Caramel Sauce: By far my favorite caramel sauce around, I use this anytime I want a hint of caramel and don’t want to boil my own or if I don’t have any heavy cream on hand to make some.
Chocolate Sauce: Same brand as the caramel sauce, tastes like homemade!
Awesome Straws you can’t live without: I’m sure these are a limited time thing, don’t miss out on all the awesome unicorn rainbow amazingness.

All The Shamrock Shakes from McDonald's made in all three minty ways they've released this year! Classic, Chocolate Shamrock Shake and Shamrock Chocolate Chip Frappe.

 

 

All The Shamrock Shakes from McDonald's made in all three minty ways they've released this year! Classic, Chocolate Shamrock Shake and Shamrock Chocolate Chip Frappe.
All The Shamrock Shakes from McDonald's made in all three minty ways they've released this year! Classic, Chocolate Shamrock Shake and Shamrock Chocolate Chip Frappe.

About the Author: Sabrina Snyder

Sabrina is a professionally trained Private Chef of over 10 years with ServSafe Manager certification in food safety. She creates all the recipes here on Dinner, then Dessert, fueled in no small part by her love for bacon.

Sabrina Snyder is a professionally trained personal and private chef of over 10 years who is the creator and developer of all the recipes on Dinner, then Dessert.

She is also the author of the upcoming cookbook: Dinner, then Dessert ‚Äď Satisfying Meals Using Only 3, 5 or 7 Ingredients which is being published by Harper Collins.

She started Dinner, then Dessert as a business in her office as a lunch service for her coworkers who admired her lunches before going to culinary school and becoming a full time personal chef and private chef.

As a personal chef Sabrina would cook for families one day a week and cook their entire week of dinners. All grocery shopping, cooking and cleaning was done along with instructions on reheating. As a private chef she cooked for private parties and cooked in family homes in the evenings for families on a nightly basis after working as a personal chef during the day.

Sabrina has been certified as a ServSafe Manager since 2007 and was a longstanding member of the USPCA Personal Chef Association including being on the board of the Washington DC Chapter of Chefs in the US Personal Chef Association when they won Chapter of the year.

As a member of the community of food website creators Sabrina Snyder has spoken at many conferences regarding her experiences as a food writer including the Indulge Food Conference, Everything Food Conference, Haven Food Conference and IACP Annual Food Professionals Conference.

Sabrina lives with her family in sunny California.

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  1. You know small jars of Maraschino Cherries can usually, be found in liquor stores. These shakes all look great but alas I don’t do any type of coffee, but do occasionally, like Khalua providing the Baileys &/or Frangelica out weighs the Khalua. You know I may try the Frappe using the 3 ingredients I mentioned I will let you know how it comes out.
    Thanks for the info.
    Sincerely,
    Lise