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How to Make a Milkshake

Delicious, creamy homemade milkshakes in a variety of flavors!
Prep Time10 mins
Total Time10 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 1
Calories: 759kcal
Author: Julie Evink


  • 4 large scoops vanilla cream about 1 1/2 c.
  • ¼ c. milk
  • Whipped topping for garnish
  • Sprinkles for garnish
  • Maraschino cherry or strawberry for garnish

For Chocolate Shake

  • Add ¼ c. chocolate syrup and use chocolate ice cream

For Strawberry Ice Cream

  • Add 4 sliced strawberries


  • In a blender, combine ice cream, milk and any optional flavorings for chocolate or strawberry versions. Blend until smooth.
  • Pour into a tall glass. Garnish with toppings like whipped topping, sprinkles and maraschino cherry if desired.



*Nutrition is based on the vanilla milkshake with no toppings.
  • Oreo Milkshake: Make a vanilla milkshake and add crushed Oreo cookies when you blend the shake.
  • Double Chocolate: Use chocolate ice cream, milk, and cooled hot fudge sauce to make a rich and decadent treat!
  • Mint Cookies and Cream: Use chocolate or vanilla ice cream and add crushed mint Oreos when you blend.
  • Very Berry: Make a vanilla shake with strawberries, raspberries, and blueberries with milk to make a fruity creamy shake!
  • Mocha Milkshake: Blend coffee ice cream with chocolate sauce and milk to make a delicious shake that tastes like a coffee house drink.
  • Tropical Shake: Mix fresh pineapple or mango with a vanilla shake to make a refreshing ice cream treat.
  • Banana Milkshake: Blend a banana with vanilla or chocolate ice cream and milk.
  • Banana Strawberry: Add fresh banana with strawberries and vanilla ice cream.
  • Chocolate Caramel: Add caramel sauce to chocolate ice cream and milk and blend them together.
  • Peach: Combine fresh peach slices with vanilla ice cream and milk.
Do you put ice in a milkshake?
Nope! Ice will just make it thin and watery so skip it for the best result!
How do you thicken a milkshake?
If you want a thicker one, just add more ice cream.
How do you make a milkshake without a blender?
You can use a food processor or a hand blender (immersion blender). But making a milkshake in a blender is the easiest way!


Calories: 759kcal | Carbohydrates: 87g | Protein: 14g | Fat: 40g | Saturated Fat: 24g | Cholesterol: 159mg | Sodium: 310mg | Potassium: 795mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 78g | Vitamin A: 1610IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 528mg | Iron: 1mg