As of 2014, McDonald's indicates that its ice cream is made of milk, sugar, cream, nonfat milk solids, corn syrup solids and artificial vanilla flavor. It also includes mono- and diglycerides, guar gum, dextrose, sodium citrate, sodium phosphate, carrageenan, disodium phosphate, cellulose gum and vitamin A palmitate.
The ice cream is available in a cone serving, which has 170 calories, 4.5 grams of fat and 27 grams of carbohydrates. This serving has 150 milligrams of calcium, which is about 15 percent of the recommended daily value.
McDonald's also uses the ice cream in its McCafé shake, along with a flavored shake syrup, whipped cream and a maraschino cherry. The McCafé shakes are available in vanilla, chocolate or strawberry.