The first Shamrock Shake debuted in 1970 as the St. Patrick’s Day Shake. In 1974, proceeds from the beverage’s sale helped to fund the first Ronald McDonald’s House in Philadelphia. That city is currently the nation’s leader in Shamrock Shake sales.
This year McDonald’s has upped the ante, offering 5 different Shamrock options available starting today (Feb 7th) through St Patricks’s day:
Shamrock Shake: vanilla soft serve, mint syrup, whipped topping, but this year it may come with a sprinkle of granulated green sugar and a cherry.
Chocolate Shamrock Shake: half a chocolate shake (on the bottom) and half a Shamrock Shake layered on top.
Shamrock Chocolate Chip Frappé: mocha frappe with whipped topping, green sugar and a drizzle of chocolate syrup.
Shamrock Hot Chocolate: a blend of milk and chocolate syrup, but with the addition of mint syrup, too.
Shamrock Mocha: similar to the Hot Chocolate, but comes up with a shot espresso.
McDonald’s is on a journey to be better and part of that journey is a commitment to evolving our food and beverage offerings,” Jeanette DeBartolo, a McDonald’s spokeswoman shared. “McDonald’s changes have touched our food and restaurant experience to better meet the changing needs of our customers.”