McDonald’s has announced that Shamrock Shakes will be back in stores on February 19th.
The shake, which was invented by McDonald’s franchise owner Hal Rosen in 1967, was first launched at select restaurants in 1970, so this marks the minty drink’s 50th anniversary. Interesting fact, initially, the shake was lemon/lime flavored with vanilla ice cream, lemon/lime sherbet, and vanilla syrup. By 1973, the shake was merely a green colored vanilla shake, eliminating the lemon/lime sherbet. It is now mint flavored. In 1974, sales from the popular seasonal drink helped build the very first Ronald McDonald House, which helps families with children who need medical care. .25 cent from every sale supports Ronald McDonald House Charities of Dayton
McDonald’s has also revealed a new menu item, the Oreo Shamrock McFlurry, will debut on the same day as Shamrock Shake’s return to McDonald’s menus. This new dessert consists of vanilla soft serve blended with Shamrock flavor and Oreo cookie pieces. How good does that sound?
“We’re excited to serve up a new way to experience the one-of-a-kind Shamrock flavor in our new Oreo Shamrock McFlurry,” Linda VanGosen, McDonald’s vice president of menu innovation, said in a press release. “Our chefs worked to get the perfect balance of Oreo cookies and mint for this new delicious dessert. We can’t wait for customers to get a taste this spring.”
Like every year, these items are only available for a limited time.