Mum's genius $5 McDonalds McFlurry hack: 'Game changer'

Gillian Wolski
·Lifestyle & Entertainment Producer
·2-min read

A savvy mum has revealed how she hacked the menu at her local McDonalds to save $20 on McFlurries for her family of five.

Instead of ordering McFlurries for her and her four children at $5 a pop, Connie, from Kooralbyn, QLD spends just $5 in total on 'mini' DIY versions of the sweet treat.

A savvy mum's genius $5 McDonalds McFlurry hack has been hailed a 'game changer'. Photo: Facebook (supplied).
A savvy mum's genius $5 McDonalds McFlurry hack has been hailed a 'game changer'. Photo: Facebook (supplied).

'Mini' McFlurry hack

Connie tells Yahoo Lifestyle that she got the idea from an Instagram post by Twins And A Blog, a page run by Sophia Brown who is herself a mum of four.

All you need to do to is ask for a soft serve cone, which cost around 70 cents, but instead of the cone ask for it to be served in a sundae lid. Then, ask for a lid-full of M&Ms or your topping of choice, which Connie says cost her about 70 cents as well.

All that's left to do is assemble your 'mini' McFlurry by stirring in the M&Ms and voila, dessert is served.

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A standard McFlurry costs around $5. Photo: McDonalds.
A standard McFlurry costs around $5. Photo: McDonalds.

Connie says the mixing part is a favourite with her kids, but she particularly likes how the mini McFlurries are perfectly kid-sized and don't break the bank.

"There are days when my youngest wants a McFlurry but has a few scoops and doesn’t want anymore," explains Connie.

"I couldn’t imagine ordering a full-size McFlurry for any of my kids only to have them not want to finish it. It's super wasteful, and expensive!" she adds.

All in all, Connie was out of pocket about five bucks for five mini McFlurries, and she was so impressed she shared a snap of her purchases on Facebook leaving her fellow users stunned.

"OMG this is a game changer!!" wrote one in the comments.

"Love this," wrote another while a third added, "Genius!"

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