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 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.
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 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.
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. 😉
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.
McDonald's Shamrock Chocolate Chip Frappe
- 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
- 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.
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