Today is not just Presidents Day. Today also is the day Shamrock Shakes and the Oreo Shamrock McFlurry returned to the McDonald’s menu.
It is never too soon to get the minty treats, even as winter continues to remind us that it is charge.

“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.

“And we heard they especially enjoyed getting a taste of theone-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.”

According to McDonald’s, “The Shamrock Shake was created in 1967 by Hal Rosen, a Connecticut McDonald’s owner-operator who invented the shake in celebration of St. Patrick’s Day. It later debuted in select locations across the U.S. in 1970 and was an instant success.

Shamrock Shakes are made from vanilla soft serve blended with the “unmistakable Shamrock Shake flavor,” according to the company, while the Oreo Shamrock McFlurry is a mix of vanilla soft serve, the Shamrock Shake flavor and Oreo cookie pieces.

Last year the Shamrock Shake celebrated its 50th anniversary by going national for the first time since 2017, McDonald’s said. And, the Oreo Shamrock McFlurry debuted.

— Deb Kiner/PennLive via Associated Press