Jun 20, 2013

Review: McDonald's - Dulce De Leche Shake

McDonald's Dulce De Leche Shake is a new seasonal shake they're serving through September. It's essentially a caramel shake and features reduced fat vanilla ice cream blended with a "dulce de leche shake syrup", swirled with caramel sauce, and topped with whipped cream plus a maraschino cherry.

A 12-ounce small goes for $1.89 around here, but I received this one courtesy of McDonald's.

Depending on where you're sipping, McDonald's Dulce De Leche Shake is either sweet or super sweet. The milkshake itself tastes a lot like Kraft's caramel cubes; it's not rich or super buttery, but it's definitely caramel. It's when I got a bit of the sauce that lined the cup wall where the shake went overboard with sugar. You need to possess a huge sweet tooth to really enjoy this shake.

Other than the standard caramel flavor and abundance of sugar, the Dulce De Leche Shake hits a really good mark in terms of thickness and consistency. It's just thick enough to be substantial, but not so thick that you need a spoon.

Overall, McDonald's Dulce De Leche gives you a familiar caramel flavor and lots of sweetness. It's way too sweet for me though (I prefer their Caramel Sundae when the mood strikes).

Nutritional Info - McDonald's Dulce De Leche Shake - small (12 oz)
Calories - 580 (from Fat - 150)
Fat - 16g (Saturated Fat - 10g)
Sodium - 320mg
Carbs - 95g (Sugar - 78g)
Protein - 11g


  1. I got one today. It was just awful. It was so sweet it gagged me, and also it seemed like there was something gross about the caramel. It made me sick.

  2. stellabystarliteTuesday, August 20, 2013

    Blame the fact that they're two different things. Caramel is from sugar; dulce de leche is from sweetened milk.


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