McDonald’s Shamrock Shake now has a return date.
The fast food giant announced on Tuesday that the popular seasonal treat will be available for a limited time at select U.S. restaurants starting February 15th.
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— McDonald's (@McDonalds) February 2, 2021
For those who are not familiar with the concoction, McDonald’s Shamrock Shake is a mint-flavored, vanilla-soft-serve-based drinkable dessert that comes with whipped topping. Invented in celebration of St. Patrick’s Day, the original Shamrock Shake was created in 1967 by Connecticut McDonald’s owner-operator Hal Rosen. It later debuted in select locations across the U.S. in 1970 and became available nationwide for the first time in 2012.
Since then, McDonald’s Shamrock Shake has been available on and off throughout the years both nationally and regionally, but this is the second year in a row that it will be available at participating locations across the country.
Also returning for a limited time starting February 15th is the fan-favorite Oreo Shamrock McFlurry, which first debuted last February in honor of McDonald’s Shamrock Shake’s 50th anniversary. Back by popular demand, the Oreo Shamrock McFlurry features creamy, vanilla soft serve with the iconic Shamrock Shake flavor and Oreo cookie pieces blended throughout.
“For more than 50 years, fans have eagerly awaited the annual return of the Shamrock Shake, counting on the arrival of Shamrock Shake Season to mark the unofficial start to spring,” said McDonald’s Sr. Director of Culinary, Chad Schafer, in a news release announcing the return of the seasonal treat. “And we heard they especially enjoyed getting a taste of the one-and-only Shamrock flavor in a new way last year with the Oreo Shamrock McFlurry. We know this winter may feel longer than others so we’re thrilled to give customers something to look forward to by bringing both fan-favorites back to the menu this month.”
Aside from McDonald’s Shamrock Shake and Oreo Shamrock McFlurry, the restaurant chain is also expected to launch three new chicken sandwiches on February 24th.