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.

Correction:

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


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