McDonald’s Shamrock Chocolate Chip Frappe (Copycat)

McDonald’s Shamrock Chocolate Chip Frappe has a mocha caramel base with mint and chocolate chips blended in for a mint mocha frozen treat you’ll love topped with chocolate sauce and whipped cream.

McDonald's Shamrock Chocolate Chip Frappe has a mocha caramel base with mint and chocolate chips blended in for a mint mocha frozen treat you'll love topped with chocolate sauce and whipped cream.

McDonald’s Shamrock Chocolate Chip Frappe is like your favorite mocha blended drink with a shot of mint flavor and chocolate chips. The addition of the espresso powder means that the drink has some depth to it instead of just being overly sweet.

I’m a fan of ice cream shakes but can generally only stand to have a little bit of them before they get too sweet for me to enjoy anymore. In all my recipe testing and sampling (tough job, I know) the thing I loved about this “frappe” is that it wasn’t too sweet. The flavor is tempered enough by the espresso to make it slightly bitter which plays off the sweet well.
McDonald's Shamrock Chocolate Chip Frappe has a mocha caramel base with mint and chocolate chips blended in for a mint mocha frozen treat you'll love topped with chocolate sauce and whipped cream.

The addition of the chocolate chips in this drink is also a welcome one. I’ve always preferred shamrock shakes with chocolate chips blended inside them but that also could just be that mint chip is my favorite flavor of ice cream.

Don’t forget this McDonald’s Shamrock Chocolate Chip Frappe is just one of three on the blog, be sure to check out the other ones here:

Original Shamrock ShakeA 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 ShakeWe 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.

Now you can enjoy these McDonald’s Shamrock Shakes anytime you want. But trust when I say, this one is the best of the three. 😉McDonald's Shamrock Chocolate Chip Frappe has a mocha caramel base with mint and chocolate chips blended in for a mint mocha frozen treat you'll love topped with chocolate sauce and whipped cream.

Tools Used in the Making of this McDonald’s Shamrock Chocolate Chip Frappe:
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.
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.

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McDonald's Shamrock Chocolate Chip Frappe

McDonald's Shamrock Chocolate Chip Frappe has a mocha caramel base with mint and chocolate chips blended in for a mint mocha frozen treat you'll love topped with chocolate sauce and whipped cream.
Yield 3 servings
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Author Sabrina Snyder

Ingredients
 

  • 3 cups vanilla ice cream
  • 1/2 cup whole milk
  • 1/2 cup chocolate syrup
  • 2 tablespoons caramel syrup
  • 1 tablespoon instant espresso powder instant coffee will work too
  • 1/4 teaspoon mint extract
  • 1/3 cup milk chocolate chips
  • whipped cream
  • green sanding sugar

Instructions

  • Mix the vanilla ice cream, whole milk, chocolate syrup, caramel syrup, instant espresso powder, mint extract and chocolate chips in your blender on high speed until fully combined.
  • Top with whipped cream, green sanding sugar and a chocolate drizzle.

Nutrition

Calories: 578kcal | Carbohydrates: 89g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 21g | Saturated Fat: 12g | Cholesterol: 65mg | Sodium: 219mg | Potassium: 487mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 67g | Vitamin A: 665IU | Vitamin C: 0.8mg | Calcium: 252mg | Iron: 1.5mg
Keyword: McDonald's Shamrock Chocolate Chip Frappe (Copycat)

 

McDonald's Shamrock Chocolate Chip Frappe has a mocha caramel base with mint and chocolate chips blended in for a mint mocha frozen treat you'll love topped with chocolate sauce and whipped cream.

McDonald's Shamrock Chocolate Chip Frappe has a mocha caramel base with mint and chocolate chips blended in for a mint mocha frozen treat you'll love topped with chocolate sauce and whipped cream.
McDonald's Shamrock Chocolate Chip Frappe has a mocha caramel base with mint and chocolate chips blended in for a mint mocha frozen treat you'll love topped with chocolate sauce and whipped cream.

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. What if I made the outside a thick chocolate cup I think it might be a good idea but would it all melt when you pour it in?

    1. The drink is cold so I don’t think it would melt it but not too sure how long it would keep it’s shape. If you decide to try, I’d love to know how it turns out. Thanks!