Since its incorporation in 1955, McDonald's Corporation has not only become the world's largest quick-service restaurant organization, but has literally changed Americans' eating habits--and increasingly the habits of non-Americans as well. On an average day, more than 46 million people eat at one of the company's more than 31,000 restaurants, which are located in 119 countries on six continents. About 9,000 of the restaurants are company owned and operated; the remainder are run either by franchisees or through joint ventures with local businesspeople. In 1954 Ray Kroc, a seller of Multimixer milkshake machines, learned that brothers Richard and Maurice (Dick and Mac) McDonald were using eight of his high-tech Multimixers in their San Bernardino, California, restaurant. His curiosity was piqued, and he went to San Bernardino to take a look at the McDonalds' restaurant.




McDonald's McFlurry

The McDonalds McFlurry comes in a 12 oz cup and comes with Oreos or M&Ms. This site will show you how to make them at home for much less and no special kitchen equipment is needed. The McFlurry is basically just soft serve ice cream with crushed up cookies or candy. I got tired of paying over $4 for these every time my son wanted one of these so I decided how to make these at home to save some money.

Homemade Soft Serve

You don't need one of those expensive ice cream machines to make soft serve at home.


Vanilla Ice Cream



  • fill your cup 2/3 of the way full with ice cream
  • drizzle in a very small amount of milk
  • stir to desired consistency
  • it should be thicker than a milkshake

NOTE: If it gets too runny add more ice cream of put in the freezer for a few minutes to refreeze.

Cookie or Candy Mix Ins

Use your imagination to crumble in candy bars like Almond Joy, Butterfinger, Nestle Crunch, Kit Kat, M&Ms, Reese Pieces, Peanut Butter Cups, Snickers, thin mints or Twix or what ever you like.

Crumble up cookies or cakes like brownies, oreos, graham crackers, sugar cone pieces, waffle cone pieces, vanilla wafers.

Easy Homemade Ice Cream

This is a fun project for the kids to make their own ice cream,


1 cup half & half

2 tablespoons sugar

1/2 teaspoon vanilla

1/2 cup of rock salt

1 pint zip lock bag

1 gallon zip log bag

ice cubes


Add the sugar, half & half and vanilla to the pint zip lock bag and seal shut.

Add the rock salt to the gallon size bag and fill half full with ice cubes.

Place small bag into the large bag with salt and ice. Seal.

Shake until mixture hardens. (about 5 minutes).

Remove small bag.

Add any mix-ins you like.

Kids can eat right from the bag on put the bag into a plastic cup.


  1. Really? Buy ice cream, put in cup with milk, mix in candy bar and whala its a mcflurry? Useless artical!

  2. Really? Buy ice cream, put in cup with milk, mix in candy bar and whala its a mcflurry? Useless artical!

  3. @Nick,yes...really....which is why she already gave your idea at the beginning of the post. She gave the additional method in case you wanted to have more fun with making this with the kids. You should read posts before replying and not disrespect the authors that took the time to write the post.

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  5. @Nick What the heck it’s actually great article! Of course everyone gets the idea that you just buy the vanilla ice cream and add some m&m’s but how to make the ice cream to be actually a soft serve is not that obvious anymore. At least to me it wasn’t immediately and I considered it as great tip/article because it actually really tastes like the original version which is amazing! (and probably the main reason why people were actually searching for this or were interested to click on the article) And you don’t even need any extra tools. :-)

    Also, I can as well imagine it’s cool to make it with kids. :-) Thank you so much you can’t imagine how this made my day!

  6. I've done this and it is just as good at a fraction of the cost of buying them at McDonalds.


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