21 Magnificent Milkshake Recipes That’ll Make You Melt

July 16, 2018

If loving milkshakes is wrong, we don’t want to be right. Did you know that the first known printed reference to a “milkshake” dates back to 1885 and contains whiskey as one ingredient[1]? While milkshakes have come a long way since then, the basic ingredients remain the same: milk (or milk alternative) and ice cream (or frozen yogurt/gelato). You can even get creative with your milkshakes by blending in candies, cookies, fruits and other treats, and/or topping them with whipped cream, sauces and other yummy toppings. When it comes to milkshakes, the options are endless!

Here are 21 milkshake recipes you must try this summer:


While you’re sipping on one of these milkshakes, take in these fun milkshake facts:

  • Milkshakes got their name from being served in bars. If the customer enjoyed the milkshake, he shook hands with the bartender. If not, the bartender didn’t get a tip[1]. (Get it, a milkSHAKE 😉 )
  • Blue Bunny Chocolate Cake ShakeJune 20th is National Vanilla Milkshake Day and September 12th is National Chocolate Milkshake Day[1].
  • The first ever chocolate malt milkshake was made by Ivar Coulson in 1922 and sold in a Walgreens in Chicago[2].
  • The blender was invented specifically for milkshakes. Shakes were literally shook up in a metal container before the blender came along in 1922[2].
  • In 1963 the CIA unsuccessfully tried to assassinate Fidel Castro with a poisoned chocolate milkshake[2].
  • Depending on where you live, milkshakes have many different names. For example, Boston residents refer to them as “frappes” and Canadians call them “frosties.”[2]
  • According to The Guinness Book of World Records, in 2000 Ira Freehof made the world’s largest milkshake: 6,000 gallons[1].
  • Many food bloggers and nutritionists believe a surefire cure for the hangover is to drink a banana milkshake sweetened with honey[2].


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[1] https://mobile-cuisine.com/did-you-know/milkshake-fun-facts/
[2] http://www.foodnetwork.ca/shows/foods-greatest-hits/photos/10-things-about-milkshakes/#!milkshakeorigins

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