McDonald’s Shamrock Shake is making a return but not in Houston

Shamrock Shakes are hitting McDonalds restaurants starting Feb. 15 (McDonald's)

HOUSTON – Shamrock Shake season is returning to McDonald’s later this month, but you won’t be able to find it in the Houston area.

McDonald’s made the announcement in a news release and on Twitter Wednesday. The shakes will return to some restaurants starting Feb. 15 for a limited time. Restaurants in Houston are not among those that will have the shake, according to an email from a public relations firm sent to KPRC 2.

The shake, according to McDonald’s, features a creamy vanilla soft serve ice cream with shamrock shake flavoring and mint-flavored whipped cream.

McDonald’s celebrated the 50th anniversary of the Shamrock Shake last year, which was invented in 1967 by Hal Rosen, an owner-operator of a Connecticut McDonald’s location as a way to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day. It was sold regionally in the U.S. until 2012 when the shake began selling nationwide, according to the company.


This story has been corrected to show that the Shamrock Shake will not be available in Houston.

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