McDonald’s Chocolate Shamrock Shake (Copycat)

McDonald’s Chocolate Shamrock Shake is half classic chocolate shake topped and half Shamrock Shake topped with whipped cream and a cherry. The perfect mix of classics for a whole new flavor!

McDonald's Chocolate Shamrock Shake is half classic chocolate shake topped and half Shamrock Shake topped with whipped cream and a chocolate drizzle. The perfect mix of classics for a whole new flavor!

McDonald’s Chocolate Shamrock Shake is a mix of flavors for the purist who wants that minty original Shamrock shake flavor with the addition of a classic chocolate shake on the bottom.

This McDonald’s Chocolate Shamrock Shake is the version of All The Shamrock Shakes I was the most skeptical of. The classic shake with the mint is such a popular option, I would’ve thought they would possibly add chocolate chips?

Or maybe chocolate sauce to the inside of the cup or on top for an additional chocolate punch. Instead this shake takes a more muted route of blending the two flavors together in the same cup.

Of the three shakes on the menu? This is my least favorite, but it is still delicious (let’s not confuse the issue, this is still a deliciously chocolatey mint ice cream shake!).McDonald's Chocolate Shamrock Shake is half classic chocolate shake topped and half Shamrock Shake topped with whipped cream and a chocolate drizzle. The perfect mix of classics for a whole new flavor!

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

Original Shamrock Shake: Basically 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 Chocolate Shamrock Shake anytime you want. I’m all about the Frappe ones, which you can find here tomorrow!

If you’re looking for a healthier frozen treat, go ahead and check out this awesome Strawberry Shortcake Smoothie I posted earlier this week!

McDonald's Shamrock Shakes 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.
Green Decorating Sugar: The perfect topper for an authentic copy!
Blender: Love my blender, we use it for smoothies 1-2 times a day (we drink smoothies non stop around here!).
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.

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McDonald's Chocolate Shamrock Shake

McDonald's Chocolate Shamrock Shake (Copycat) is a mix of their classic chocolate shake made with vanilla soft serve and chocolate syrup topped with their classic Shamrock Shake on top.
Yield 3 servings
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 0 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Author Sabrina Snyder

Ingredients
 

  • 1 1/2 cups vanilla ice cream
  • 1/4 cup whole milk
  • 1/4 cup chocolate syrup
  • 1 1/2 cups vanilla ice cream
  • 1/2 cup whole milk
  • 1/8 teaspoon mint extract
  • 4 drops green food coloring
  • whipped cream and additional chocolate syrup

Instructions

Chocolate Shamrock Shake:

  • Make the chocolate shake first by adding 1 ½ cups of vanilla ice cream, ¼ cup whole milk and ¼ cup chocolate syrup in blender until creamy.
  • Add to the bottom half of your glasses.

Mint Shamrock Shake:

  • Mix the remaining 1 ½ cups vanilla ice cream, ½ cup whole milk, mint extract and green food coloring on high speed in blender until creamy and fully combined.
  • Add to the glasses on top of the chocolate shake.
  • Top with whipped cream and more chocolate syrup.

Nutrition

Calories: 380kcal | Carbohydrates: 50g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 16g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Cholesterol: 64mg | Sodium: 149mg | Potassium: 399mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 43g | Vitamin A: 655IU | Vitamin C: 0.8mg | Calcium: 241mg | Iron: 0.5mg
Keyword: McDonald's Chocolate Shamrock Shake (Copycat)

McDonald's Chocolate Shamrock Shake is half classic chocolate shake topped and half Shamrock Shake topped with whipped cream and a chocolate drizzle. The perfect mix of classics for a whole new flavor!

McDonald's Chocolate Shamrock Shake is half classic chocolate shake topped and half Shamrock Shake topped with whipped cream and a chocolate drizzle. The perfect mix of classics for a whole new flavor!
McDonald's Chocolate Shamrock Shake is half classic chocolate shake topped and half Shamrock Shake topped with whipped cream and a chocolate drizzle. The perfect mix of classics for a whole new flavor!

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 – 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. About the chocolate syrup. I honestly don’t know what the one you recommend taste like. I don’t think we have that here. I tried making chocolate syrup for another recipe a while back. Would that be the same taste?

    Cocoapowder
    Water
    Little vanilla extract
    Sugar
    Salt

    1. I am so sorry, I am just seeing this tonight. I am sure the recipe has long been cooked/or not but I still want to try to help.

      Sure that would work. We also have a good chocolate fudge sauce on the site that would be great with it.