McDonald’s Secret Menu Caramel Apple Sundae

You’ve probably heard about McDonald’s Caramel Sundaes – they’re one of the most popular desserts on the menu. But if you’ve ever taken a peek at the restaurant’s secret menu, you’ll notice there’s a delicious variation of the ice cream treat that you can order any time – it doesn’t have to be during the peek of fall! The Caramel Apple Sundae flies way under the radar, partly because it doesn’t live on the regular menu anymore, but we’ve got all the details to help you get your hands on one.

McDonald's Caramel Sundae
McDonald’s Caramel Sundae

The dessert was originally released back in the fall of 2011 but was discontinued for reasons beyond my understanding. However, avid Mickey D’s fans soon realized that they could still order the sundae even after it was pulled from the main menu, which is how it wound up on the secret menu. That’s because it’s ingredients are things that the fast food chain always has in stock – vanilla soft serve, apples, caramel, and peanuts. So, what’s the best way to ask for one at your local McDonald’s without getting weird looks?

How to order the Caramel Apple Sundae

This one’s easy. You can try to order the Caramel Apple Sundae by name, but the easiest way to ensure you get your hands on this secret menu item is to start off by ordering a regular Caramel Sundae with nuts. Then, ask if they will add apples on top. The sliced apples come as a Happy Meal side, so all locations will have them. If for some reason they won’t put them on the sundae for you, just order a side of them, get a knife, cut them in half, and throw them on top of your sundae.

McDonald's Secret Menu Caramel apple Sundae
McDonald’s Secret Menu Caramel Apple Sundae by theimpulsivebuy under the license CC BY-SA 2.0

And if you’re ever feeling really risky, you can swap the apple slices for other menu items to create your own sundae (no, I’m not talking hamburgers and nuggets). Try the Caramel Sundae topped with apple pie or chocolate chip cookie pieces!


  • Calories – 280
  • Calories from Fat – 80
  • Fat – 9g
  • Saturated Fat – 4g
  • Sodium – 120mg
  • Carbs – 55g
  • Sugar – 35g
  • Protein – 7g


McDonald’s prices vary around the country, but most locations will give you this sundae for around $1.99.

Leave a Reply