The latest and greatest McDonald's hack is not for the faint of heart. It is not for someone who prefers to play it safe, to stick to lighter fare. It is instead for someone who is willing to take a walk on the wild side, to ingest quite a bit of sugar and to get a lot of chocolate on their face.
If that someone sounds like you, stick with me.
A creative and hungry Twitter user recently discovered that even though ice cream sandwiches are not on McDonald's menu, it's possible to create one by, here we go, ordering the McFlurry of your choice, plus two soft-baked chocolate chip cookies, and sandwiching it all together.
The result, in his case, was a dangerously chocolaty Oreo McFlurry sandwich situation.
got "creative" with my hunger today pic.twitter.com/dW6GYF22QY— N8 (@nxthvniel_) June 5, 2017
His tweet has nearly 20,000 retweets, so it's safe to say people think this is an excellent idea. And $2.57 isn't too shabby a price, considering the generosity of the dessert and the fact that you'll likely have leftover McFlurry to eat.
Others have been inspired to try it out for themselves.
Even McDonald's is in on the trend.
This hack to end all hacks solves every problem of an inferior ice cream sandwich. The cookies are served fresh, so they're soft and easy to bite into, and their temperature renders the ice cream perfectly melty. The McFlurry has a more whipped consistency than regular ice cream, which gives the entire sandwich a more pleasant sensation on the tongue. And it's a McFlurry, meaning your already chocolate-chip-filled dessert can ALSO have M&M's, Reese's or Oreo bits. It's not just delicious ... it's a game changer.
If you're in need of other McDonald's dessert hacks, the possibilities are aplenty.
Like this reverse of the McFlurry ice cream sandwich: Break up a couple of cookies, and stir the pieces into your favorite McFlurry.
Or this apple pie shake, for which you crumble up one or two apple pies and fold the chunks into a McFlurry or vanilla shake.
You could even create your own chocolate-covered strawberry sundae by ordering a fudge sundae and asking for strawberries and chocolate chips on top.