McDonald's Oreo Shamrock McFlurry
By Todd Wilbur
To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the famous green mint-flavored Shamrock Shake first served in 1970, McDonald’s created this new minty McFlurry, with crumbled Oreo cookies mixed in. If you’re a Shamrock Shake fan, you’ll go nuts over this new twist. You may never again crave a regular Shamrock Shake.
This dessert-in-a-cup is thicker than the traditional Shamrock shake since it’s made with soft-serve vanilla ice cream rather than milkshake mix. To simulate the thicker drink at home you mix the ice cream with milk, Shamrock syrup (made with the recipe below), and Oreo crumbs in a frozen glass or ceramic bowl. The cold bowl keeps the ingredients thick until you spoon everything into a glass.
The secret syrup recipe here makes around 8 tablespoons of green mint syrup, which will be enough to make 4 minty McFlurry clones.
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- 1/3 cup light corn syrup
- 1/4 cup granulated sugar
- 3 tablespoons water, divided
- 1/2 teaspoon mint extract
- 1/4 teaspoon green food coloring
- 2 Oreo cookies, smashed into crumbs
- 2 cups vanilla ice cream
- 1/4 cup whole milk
- Do This
Instructions1. Put a medium glass or ceramic bowl into your freezer for at least 1 hour.
2. Combine the corn syrup, sugar, and 2 tablespoons of water in a small saucepan over medium heat. Bring to a boil then reduce the heat and simmer for 1 minute. Turn off the heat. When the syrup stops bubbling add the mint extract and coloring. When the syrup is cool, stir in the last tablespoon of water.
3. Mix the ice cream and milk together in the frozen bowl with a large spoon until smooth.
4. Stir in 2 tablespoons of the mint syrup, then add the crumbled Oreo cookies. To crumble the cookies, place them in a resealable plastic bag and crush them into crumbs with a rolling pin or a kitchen mallet.
5. Spoon the mixture into a 12-ounce cup or glass and serve with a spoon.
Makes 1 12-ounce serving.
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I'm Todd Wilbur,
Chronic Food Hacker
For 30 years I've been deconstructing America's most iconic brand-name foods to make the best original clone recipes for you to use at home. Welcome to my lab.