McDonald’s fan’s ‘amazing’ coffee hack transforms vanilla milkshake

If you love getting an iced coffee or a frappe, but don’t always have the money to spend on a fancy drink, then one McDonald’s fan might have found a solution for you.

A woman has gone viral on TikTok after sharing a very simple, but tasty, McDonald’s milkshake hack.

The woman, who posts under the name @ellbrxo, showed how you can make a drink that tastes similar to something you might find at Costa or Starbucks – for less.

All you have to do is head to your local McDonald’s and order a vanilla milkshake and a shot of espresso.

Then you pour the coffee into the milkshake and give it a stir with your straw.

@ellbrxo shared a video of herself mixing up the drink, captioning the post “thank us later”.

The clip has since been viewed over 246,000 times, garnering more than 28,000 likes.

Hundreds of people commented on the TikTok to share their thoughts on the ‘hack’ – including a McDonald’s employee.

The staff member approved the drink, writing: “I work there and I do this all the time!!”

A second thought it looked “amazing”, while another person commented: “How good would this taste with chocolate milkshake, like a mocha.”

A fourth replied: “What an idea!”

“OMG we have to try this,” proclaimed someone else.

“This is the best video I’ve seen today,” added a different user.

This comes after an ex-McDonald’s employee explained what staff really mean when they tell you the ice cream machine is broken.

According to the former worker, the machines aren’t usually broken, the staff probably just can’t be bothered to clean them.

Back in October, Twitter user @will_doyle posted: “Btw, I used to work in McDonalds. The ice cream machine was never broke, it just takes three hours to clean so we used to say it was broke so we didn’t have to serve you lot. Cheers.”

And he’s not the only one who’s revealed this interesting little tidbit.

@MichaelZyzzi said: “As an ex-McDonald’s employee, the ice cream machine was always working it just took too long to clean it so we used to tell everyone it was broken hahaha.”

In response to this, a different user asked: “I don’t understand why you couldn’t say it’s being cleaned or maintenanced.”

Another former worker @ikariarunner replied and said: “because people don’t understand that you can’t use it at all when its on a cleaning cycle … they just think you’re wiping it down or something, its easier to say its broken.”