Have you ever wanted a refreshing glass of milkshake, but couldn’t go to a restaurant to order one? If you have a sweet tooth, you understand how that can be frustrating. Well, here’s good news for you. Making milkshake isn’t as complicated as you might think, and you can do it from the comfort of your kitchen with the best blender under 100.
Even better, you probably already have all the ingredients you’ll need in your fridge and cupboards. So, what do you need to whip up your homemade milkshake?
What You Need
There’s no shortage of milkshake recipes, so what you use will depend on what you prefer. In this article, we’ll take a look at two popular methods, which you can later tweak to suit your taste. Let’s begin with a classic vanilla ice cream milkshake recipe that never disappoints. What we love about this recipe is the fact that it only takes three minutes to have your favorite drink ready, which makes it all the more convenient.
These are the ingredients you’ll need:
- Vanilla ice cream
- Vanilla extract
Combine the milk, ice cream, and vanilla extract in a blender. Blend until the mixture attains a smooth consistency. Serve the milkshake in glasses.
Quite simple, right? Next, let’s look at a homemade strawberry milkshake recipe.
You’ll need the following ingredients:
- Vanilla ice cream
Mix the milk, cream, and ice cream in a blender. Add the fruits then blend into a smooth consistency.
- A pint of vanilla ice cream
- 1 cup milk
- 10 oreo cookies
- 1 tablespoon chocolate sauce
Puree the milk, ice cream, chocolate cream, and 8 cookies in a blender until smooth. Put 2 cookies in a plastic bag and crush them with a rolling pin. Serve the milkshake into 2 glasses, then sprinkle the crumbled Oreos on top. Enjoy.
Lastly, we’ll take a look at a chocolate milkshake recipe without ice cream. It wouldn’t be wrong to say that ice cream is an essential ingredient in any milkshake recipe. So, typically, most people are unaware that milkshakes without ice cream do exist. Well, they do and are no less delicious than the conventional ones. To serve two people, you’ll need the following ingredients:
- 2 cups of milk
- ⅛ cup of cocoa powder
- ½ cup of sugar
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 12 full-size ice cubes
Put milk, cocoa powder, sugar, vanilla extract, and ice cubes in a blender. Blend until smooth, and all the pieces of ice have been completely broken down.
Yes, it’s that easy, and will only take you 3 minutes tops.
Tips To Remember
It’s hard to go wrong when making a milkshake since it requires only a handful of ingredients and not more than a couple of steps. However, not all milkshakes are created equal, and here are some tips to make sure that your milkshake recipe turns out amazing:
- If your milkshake becomes too thin, add ice cream. From the start, make sure you use high-quality ice cream. The creamier, the better. In case your drink becomes too thick, then pour in more milk.
- Before serving, freeze your glasses in the fridge. This ensures that they’re at the right temperature to avoid melting the milkshake, which ruins the consistency.
- To make sure that your ice cream has a nice texture and full flavor, soften it a bit before blending.
- Have you ever wondered how to make a milkshake recipe without a blender? All you need is a whisk or stick blender. Then mix all your ingredients well, and you’re good to go.
Making a tasty homemade milkshake can be as easy as following the instructions on your recipe for a milkshake with ice cream or without. Feel free to use add-ins such as fruits, candy, or cookies to introduce new flavors. If you’re dieting, you’ll be happy to know that a glass of milkshake can keep you feeling full and prevent you from eating unhealthy snacks between meals. Do you have any favorite recipes that you think we should try too? Let us know!
Rich is an occasional blogger with a fondness for desserts. He loves trying out and making new milkshake recipes in his free time. When he’s not whipping up something new in his kitchen, he’s exploring the great outdoors with his family and two dogs.