McDonald's McFlurry: Here's how you can make the dessert at home

Who wouldn't love to have McFlurry whenever they want, right from the comfort of their own home? This is how you can make it at home with super easy ingredients.

McDonald's McFlurry: Here's how you can make it at home
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McDonald's McFlurry: Here's how you can make it at home

McDonald's is mostly known for items such as its cheeseburgers, chicken sandwich and breakfast items like Egg McMuffins. But the fast-food chain has also been great at offering good desserts for fans who want to finish their meals on a sweet sweet. And McDonald's McFlurry has been one of the most popular desserts in the McDonald's menu.

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Though the McFlurry is an icon among the brand's desserts, it was introduced just recently. According to Mashed, McDonald's McFlurry was first invented in Canada by a franchise owner named Ron McLellan in 1995. He invented this ice-cream dessert at the brand's location in Bathhurst, New Brunswick. This new sweet treat was a creamy and delicious mix of vanilla soft serve with a variety of topping. Over the next year, it became one of the most popular McDonald's desserts.

A McFlurry cup topped with M&Ms Smith Collection/Gado

Fans have shown McFlurries so much love that today it has been introduced in McDonald's location worldwide. So strong is its fanbase that different international McDonald's have introduced many different flavours for McDonald's McFlurry. Today, some of the standard McFurry toppings include Celebrations, Oreo, Maltesers McFlurry and even Smarties McFlurry. Apart from these flavours there are also international McDonald's out there, using exciting flavours such as Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup, Chocolate Orange and Pineapple Oreo in their McFlurry.

McDonald's has also optimised the McFlurry recipe to the extent that the brand has actually designed a special McFlurry spoon with a special use. This spoon was specially created such that its square-handle design served the secret use of helping a machine blend ice-cream and toppings mix inside the McFlurry cup. However in recent times, McDonald's has switched these plastic spoons with wooden ones in a bid to reduce waste.


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A video of how McDonald's McFlurry spoon works

Homemade McDonald's McFlurry

Though McDonald's recipes are all top secret, some home cooks have been able to recreate menu items with copycat recipe which look and taste very close to the original foods. And besides, who wouldn't want to try making their own McFlurry with the toppings they love best? Fans can enjoy it at home, and share this sweet treat with their friends and family, instead of the usual boring old vanilla ice-cream?

As published by Delish, here is a copycat McFlurry recipe from TikToker @mimihome_ first which shows a super easy way to replicate the taste of McFlurries with simple ingredients from your fridge.

Though you might think your best-loved dessert would take hours to whip it, this recipe actually takes only 2 minutes to assemble with a resting time of just a couple of hours taking into account the time needed to freeze the dessert.

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  • Use 360ml double cream
  • 1 x tin good condensed milk
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • chocolate of choice
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  • Mix double cream, condensed milk and vanilla extract today with a hand-blender.
  • Finish up with chopped up pieces of chocolates and whip everything until it is well-mixed
  • Let the mix set in the freezer for a couple of hours
  • Once it is sufficiently cold, your homemade copycat Flurry is ready to be enjoyed. If you want even more deliciousness, you can add toppings of your choice, like Oreos cookies.

If you want to make a Oreo McFlurry, add the cookies inside a bag and crush the Oreos with a rolling pin. Once the Oreo cookies are roughly crushed, add as much cookie as you'd love into your ice-cream right after the blender step is done. Just remember to whip up and combine everything properly before freezing the dessert.

Once cold enough, your super delicious McDonald's inspired ice-cream is ready for you to enjoy! You can serve it in a transparent cup similar to the one by McDonald's and it will definitely taste just like the restaurant version, while looking very similar to the image in the McFlurry advertisement. Just brace yourself to receive loads of impressed comments from friends and family once you share your homemade vanilla treat with them.

Sources used:

Delish: 'Here's How To Make A Homemade McDonald's McFlurry With Just Four Ingredients'

Mashed: 'The Untold Truth Of McDonald's McFlurry'

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