The Shamrock Shake is back at McDonald’s — along with a brand-new dessert

The Shamrock Shake is finally back.

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The Shamrock Shake is finally back.
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Hollis Johnson
  • The Shamrock Shake is finally back as of Wednesday.
  • It is available at McDonald’s restaurants nationwide, and this year marks the drink’s 50th anniversary.
  • To celebrate, McDonald’s added a brand-new dessert to the menu, the Oreo Shamrock McFlurry.
  • The Oreo Shamrock McFlurry features Oreo cookie pieces blended into Shamrock Shake-flavored soft serve.
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The Shamrock Shake is finally back on the McDonald’s menu as of Wednesday.

Its return marks the iconic green drink’s 50th anniversary. The shake, invented by McDonald’s franchise owner Hal Rosen in 1967, was launched at select restaurants in 1970.

“We’ve been serving the iconic cult-favorite Shamrock Shake for 50 years, and it’s become synonymous with McDonald’s ever since,” Linda VanGosen, McDonald’s vice president of menu innovation, said in a press release.

To celebrate the drink’s semicentennial anniversary, McDonald’s introduced a new Oreo Shamrock McFlurry, which features Oreo pieces blended into Shamrock Shake-flavored soft serve. The Oreo Shamrock McFlurry is also now available at McDonald’s restaurants nationwide.

“We’re excited to serve up a new way to experience the one-of-a-kind Shamrock flavor in our new Oreo Shamrock McFlurry,” VanGosen said. “Our chefs worked to get the perfect balance of Oreo cookies and mint for this new delicious dessert.”