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TikTok User Shares McDonald's Milkshake Espresso Hack

TikTok User Shares McDonald's Milkshake Espresso Hack

A TikTok user has gone viral for sharing a simple but very delicious McDonald's milkshake hack - which involves pimping it with a shot of coffee for a smooth and creamy caffeine fix.

TikToker @ellbrxo posted a video for the 'McDonald's hack', writing: "Thank us later."

In the clip, she removes the lid from a McDonald's milkshake so that a warm espresso can be poured in. A quick stir later, and the drink is ready to go.

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Talking us through the directions - just in case you didn't quite get the premise - she says: "This is vanilla milkshake from McDonald's and an espresso shot - you whack it in, and then you mix it.

"The smell of that, smells like Costa!"

Credit: TikTok/@ellbrxo
Credit: TikTok/@ellbrxo

She continues: "Then you start mixing together. When you have a normal McDonald's milkshake anyway it's well lumpy, but this makes it a bit more juicy.

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"And then voila! Frappuccino thing!"

Credit: TikTok/@ellbrxo
Credit: TikTok/@ellbrxo

The video has racked up more than 28,000 likes and 274,000 views, with many commenting to say they'd be giving it a go.

One wrote: "This is the best video I've seen today."

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Another said: "Why have I never thought of this?"

Tagging a friend, someone else said: "We need to try this."

Others said they'd also tried the trick before using other flavours, including chocolate and banana.

If you want to try if for yourself, simply head down to your local McDonald's and order a milkshake (£1.69 for regular; £1.99 for large) and a double espresso (99p), and you're good to go.

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McDonald's vanilla milkshake. Credit: McDonald's
McDonald's vanilla milkshake. Credit: McDonald's

The idea's been floating around on the internet for some time now, although it's hard to know who came up with it first.

It's basically a riff on the classic Italian dessert affogato, which sees warm espresso poured over ice cream so that it melts slowly.

Food writer and chef Elly Curshen, who's known on Instagram as @ellypear, has been doing it for years now with her McDonald's milkshakes, having built something of a cult following for the drink after sharing the hack on her feed.

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Sharing a variation with chocolate milkshake in 2018, Curshen referred to it as 'the best #mcdonaldshack of them all'.

A group of police officers also went viral later that year for the same hack, following a tip-off from Twitter account @UKCopHumour, with McDonald's saying at the time it would be offering the drink to officers on duty free of charge.

Featured Image Credit: TikTok/@ellbrxo

Topics: Food, News, Coffee, McDonald's

Jess Hardiman

Jess is a journalist at LADbible who graduated from Manchester University with a degree in Film Studies, English Language and Linguistics - indecisiveness at its finest, right there. She also works for FOODbible and its sister page Seitanists, which are both a safe haven for her to channel a love for homemade pasta, fennel and everything else in between. You can contact Jess at [email protected]