How to Get the Most Out of Shamrock Season

It’s Shamrock Season and we all know what that means – celebrating the return of the classic Shamrock Shake from McDonald’s! This year is an extra special Shamrock Season, filled with chocolaty, minty goodness. It’s Shamrock Chocolate Madness and you’re invited to indulge!

Shamrock Season

Alongside the classic Shamrock Shake are 4 new flavors making their debut. The flavors are:

  • Shamrock Chocolate Chip Frappe
  • Chocolate Shamrock Shake
  • Shamrock Hot Chocolate
  • Shamrock Mocha

Since #ShamrockSeason ends on March 21st it’s important to have a plan in place so you can experience each flavor. Download the McDonald’s app on your smartphone and when you buy 5 Shamrock Shakes you’ll get one free*!

Since I base pretty much everything I do around my moods I figured I could do the same thing with the Shamrock Chocolate Madness drinks. Use this guide to decide which flavor to get based on how you’re feeling.

When You Are So Happy You Have Butterflies

What better way to expand on that euphoria than with a Chocolate Shamrock Shake. Pro Tip: Mix the Shamrock Chocolate Shake with a spoon or your straw for the flavors to blend faster! With a regular straw, you’ll only get one flavor at a time.

Shamrock Season

When You Are Ready for the Week to be Over Already

Some days you just want it to be Friday. These are the days I crave a classic Shamrock Shake. It helps bring me back to the realization that there are only a few days left until the weekend.

When The Weather Outside is Frightful

February and March are notorious for wonky weather. For those days when it’s cold and gloomy the Shamrock Hot Chocolate helps to warm you up.

When You’re Feeling Like a Kid Again

We all have days where childhood doesn’t seem so far away. On those days, I love a Shamrock Chocolate Chip Frappe. It’s fun and oh so yummy, and who doesn’t have fond memories of chocolate chips from childhood?!

When You Need a Little Pick Me Up

The Shamrock Mocha will be there for you when Friday isn’t. This served hot Shamrock Chocolate Madness drink is a brilliant combination of chocolate flavor, coffee, and mint, and great for helping you kick it into high gear.

Shamrock SeasonIf you’re still looking for a reason to try a Shamrock Shake how about this, for every Shamrock Chocolate Madness product sold from March 11-17th, McDonald’s will donate 25 cents to Ronald McDonald House Charities®. Be sure you’re enjoying these Shamrock Chocolate Madness products during this time because when you do you’re essentially donating to a great charity!

*may only be used one at a time, meaning you can’t go buy 5 at the same time and get one free.

Free McCafe beverage offer Valid until 12/31/2017 at participating U.S. McDonald’s. McD App download and registration required. Shamrock Chocolate Madness drinks available for a limited time at participating McDonald’s.


Since #ShamrockSeason ends on March 21st it's important to have a plan in place so you can experience each flavor.


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Written by Amber

Amber is a 30 something country girl who is a habitual optimist, animal lover, reluctant foodie, and adventure seeker.