The McDonald's Iced Coffee Milkshake Hack You Need To Know

McDonald's offers many great sweet treat options, from its hot fudge or caramel sundaes and signature M&M and Oreo McFlurries to baked treats like chocolate chip cookies and baked apple pies. But if creamy milky treats are your jam, another option is one of their delicious milkshakes. But if you've sampled the chain's regular offerings and are looking for a way to shake things up — no pun intended — we have the perfect hack for you: adding a shot of espresso to your milkshake.

If you're a lover of both coffee and sweets, this hack — which you may have seen going around TikTok — is the perfect concoction for you. To make this happen, order a milkshake and a shot of espresso, then mix them together. The result is a perfect coffee-infused milkshake for those who have a simultaneous hankering for caffeine and sugar. Plus, the hack has a few customizable aspects.

Different milkshake flavors make for a variety of dessert options

If you're familiar with McDonald's desserts, then you know that they offer three milkshake options: vanilla, chocolate, and strawberry.

Choosing the vanilla milkshake to mix your espresso into will make for the simplest and most traditional concoction, resulting in a dessert drink that has a similar taste to a blended vanilla latte — although much creamier and sweeter, thanks to the ice cream involved. But if your go-to coffee order is usually a mocha, then choosing the chocolate milkshake may be your best bet, as the espresso and chocolate ice cream will combine to form a creamy rich macchiato-esque flavor. The strawberry milkshake is probably the least favored option here, but if you're looking for something totally unique and out there, why not try an espresso-infused strawberry milkshake?

On the other hand, if you prefer not to thin out your ice cream with milk, you can simply tweak the hack and swap out the milkshake for a fudgeless sundae to get an on-demand affogato. This may be the simplest, not to mention cheapest way to get the Italian dessert of espresso poured over ice cream available, so don't pass it up.