Drinks at McDonald’s (Soda, Slushies, Shakes, Cold & Hot Drinks)

We all know that a day at McDonald’s isn’t complete without a delicious soda, slushie, shake, or cold or hot drink. But did you know that these drinks can be made with any combination of flavors? That’s right! You can mix and match to your heart’s content… and we’re going to tell you how.

First, let’s talk about what each drink is:

Soda: A beverage that has carbonation in it and tastes like carbonated water. It comes in many different flavors and sizes.

Slushies: A beverage that is made from crushed ice and frozen fruit juice or flavored milk; it also has no carbonation. Slushies are available in many different flavors and sizes.

Shakes: A beverage that is made from crushed ice and milk or cream; it also has no carbonation. Shakes come in many different flavors and sizes.

Cold & Hot Drinks: Cold & Hot Drinks are beverages that are not carbonated but have a lot of flavor! These drinks come in many different sizes too—from small (also known as “child size”) to large (also known as “grande”).

Drinks at McDonald’s (Soda, Slushies, Shakes, Cold & Hot Drinks)

Let’s face it, you’re going to get thirsty when you visit McDonald’s. You might want a soda or some slushies, or maybe a shake? Or maybe a cold or hot drink? No matter what your preferences are, we’ve got you covered.

We offer all of these beverages at our restaurants in the United States, as well as many other countries around the world.

What’s the most popular drink on the menu? favorite drink at McDonald’s

The answer is… it depends.

If you’re a coffee drinker, you might prefer our McCafé®. It comes in a variety of sizes, with different flavors and sweetness levels. You can get it hot or iced—and we even have a special McCafé® app that lets you customize your order from your phone!

If you’re more of a tea person, then you might like the McFlurry® with Oreo® cookie pieces and white chocolate flakes. We also have some other great flavors of McFlurry®, including Peanut Butter & Jelly, which has been one of our most popular desserts for years now!

But if you don’t want any of those options (or if they aren’t available near where you live), there are plenty of other drinks to try—including our classic soft drinks like Coke®, Diet Coke®, Sprite®, Fanta Orange and Minute Maid Lemonade™. And if nothing else, we always recommend asking your server or cashier for recommendations based on what tastes good at their location!

Do you think it’s healthier to order a soda, slushie, shake, or cold/hot drink? Why?

I think it’s healthier to order a soda, slushie, shake, or cold/hot drink.

  • Soda is healthier because it is all natural. It has no artificial sweeteners or ingredients that could be harmful to your health.
  • Shakes are healthier than slushies because they contain more nutrients and vitamins than slushies do. They also taste better and are more filling than a slushie.
  • Cold/hot drinks are healthier than shakes because they have less calories and sugars, which means you’ll feel fuller after drinking one than you would if you had a shake.

Do you offer online ordering for drinks? Is it free? If not, how much does it cost?

We’re so glad you asked! Yes, we do offer online ordering for drinks. It’s super simple and easy to use—just log in to your account, choose the location where you’d like to order from, and select your beverage of choice. If you’ve got a McDelivery account, it will automatically be added to your next order.

We have a wide range of beverages available for ordering online—from soda to slushies and shakes. We also have hot drinks such as coffee and hot chocolate that can be delivered right to your door. All you have to do is tell us when you need it by and where it needs to be delivered.

It’s free if you’re already signed up for McDelivery—otherwise there’s a small delivery fee that depends on what type of drink you want: $1.00 for regular soda/water bottles; $1.50 for soft drinks; $2.00 for slushies/shakes; $2.50-3.00 for hot drinks (depending on size).

Why does some of your drinks have more calories than others?

The reason some of our drinks have more calories than others is because they’re made with different ingredients.

For example, the Slushie has a lot more sugar than the McFlurry and the cold/hot drink has more calories than a soda. We also use different ingredients to make each drink—for example, we use vanilla syrup in our shakes instead of milk.

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The reason we do this is because we want to give you choices. You might like milk shakes better than McFlurries or Slushies, but that’s not always possible because milk shakes are higher in calories than Slushies and McFlurry’s. So we make all these choices available so that you can choose what kind of food or drink you want based on your personal tastes and preferences!

How many calories do the sodas have at McDonald’s? (How many are in a small, medium, and large?)

All of McDonald’s sodas have 120 calories per serving. You can choose from small, medium, or large sizes.

  • A small (12 oz.) Coke has 60 calories; a medium (20 oz.) Coke has 140 calories; and a large (34 oz.) Coke has 240 calories.
  • Similarly, a small (12 oz.) Diet Coke has 0 calories; a medium (20 oz.) Diet Coke has 60 calories; and a large (34 oz.) Diet Coke has 140 calories.
  • A small (12 oz.) Sprite has 50 calories; a medium (20 oz.) Sprite has 120 calories; and a large (34 oz.) Sprite has 240 calories.

How many calories do the slushies have at McDonald’s? (How many are in a small, medium, and large?)

The answer is:

  • Small Slushie: 170 calories
  • Medium Slushie: 240 calories
  • Large Slushie: 350 calories

How many calories do the shakes have at McDonald’s? (How many are in a small, medium, and large?)

McDonald’s offers a variety of shakes, including the Oreo McFlurry and the Chocolate Shamrock Shake.

The Oreo McFlurry has 280 calories, while the Chocolate Shamrock Shake has 310 calories. The chocolate shake is slightly higher in calories than the Oreo flavor.

A small Oreo McFlurry has 370 calories, while a small Chocolate Shamrock Shake has 410 calories. The mint flavor is higher in calories than the cookie flavor.

A medium Oreo McFlurry has 430 calories, while a medium Chocolate Shamrock Shake has 470 calories. Again, mint is higher in calories than cookie.

Finally, a large Oreo McFlurry has 510 calories, while a large Chocolate Shamrock Shake has 590 calories.

How much does each size of cold drink cost? (Small, medium, large)

The prices of each size of cold drink at McDonald’s are as follows:

  • Small: $1.49
  • Medium: $1.69
  • Large: $2.19

How much does each size of hot drink cost? (Small, medium, large)

We all know that a McDonald’s hot drink is, at its core, just a cup of coffee. But some people like their coffee in different sizes, so we’ve decided to break down the cost of each size of hot drink at McDonald’s.

So, how much does a small hot drink cost? It’s $1.69 (which seems pretty reasonable). How about a medium? That’s $2.19—still within reason. But the large will cost you $2.39. That’s not bad!

What are the healthiest drinks at McDonald’s? Best drink to order

There are a lot of healthy drinks to order at McDonald’s, but there are a few that stand out as the best.

First, you should know that all of their drinks are made with filtered water. That’s right—the same stuff that comes out of your sink or showerhead is what goes into their drinks!

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The next thing you should know is that they’re not all created equal. Some have more calories than others, and some have more caffeine than others. Here’s what you should be looking for:

  • If you want something that has more calories and less caffeine, go for the Strawberry Banana Smoothie. It has 190 calories and 25mg of caffeine per serving.
  • If you want something that has more caffeine and less calories (but still tastes great), try a Shamrock Shake! It’s got 210mg of caffeine per serving and only 120 calories.
  • And if you want something with both lower calories and lower caffeine (and taste delicious), go for the Vanilla Milkshake! It has 190 calories per serving and only 20mg of caffeine—so it’ll help keep your energy levels up without making them spike too high.


Do you have any healthy options for soda, slushies, shakes, and cold & hot drinks?

Yes we do! We offer many fun options like our Juice Boxes and Bottled Sodas.

Is there a calorie count on your menu items?

Yes! We make it easy to find the nutrition information for all of our food via our website or app.

What are your drink sizes?

We offer a variety of drink sizes, from small to large. If you’re looking for a more economical option, try our small drinks. If you’re not concerned about your waistline, we’ve got you covered with our large drinks!

What are the calories in your soda?

Our sodas are made with real sugar and come in at approximately 140 calories per serving. For comparison, Coca-Cola has around 150 calories per serving.

How much does a soda cost?

A medium soda costs $1.50 at McDonald’s, while a small soda costs $1.00. And if you’re feeling like splurging on something bigger and better than just plain old soda, we also have a variety of slushies available for only $2.50!

Are there any other healthy options aside from water?

Yes! We offer low-fat milk or low-fat chocolate milk as well as orange juice in small (25 calories), medium (50 calories) and large (75 calories) sizes.

Can I get a diet soda at McDonald’s?

A: Yes! There are two kinds of diet soda available: Sprite Zero and Diet Coke. The latter costs $1 more than regular Coke because it has fewer calories—45 versus 100 in one serving of regular Coke (10 oz.).

What’s the difference between a soda and a Slurpee?

A Slurpee is a frozen drink made with ice, which is why it comes in a cup. A regular soda has carbonation, but no ice.

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