Craving a sweet and refreshing treat on a hot day or a special occasion? A milkshake certainly fits the bill. If you’ve never made a milkshake at home, you’re in for a treat (pun intended). Most ready made milkshakes nowadays are made with artificial sweeteners and sometimes not even real ice cream!
By making your own milkshake at home, you can bring this classic treat back to its roots and add in any of your favorite ingredients. For a real milkshake, the ingredients list is short. All you need for a basic milkshake are milk and ice cream. If you want to take it a step further and give your milkshake some extra flair, you will just need a few more ingredients depending on which recipe you want to follow.
Here are 8 milkshake recipes to give you some inspiration. We have some options for those of you who want a classic milkshake as well as some more extravagant options!
Mind Blowing Milkshake Recipes
1. Oreo Milkshake
We’re starting our list off with the perfect milkshake for Oreo lovers. This recipe is super simple to make with just 5 ingredients. With just these 5 ingredients and your blender, you will be swept away to Oreo heaven.
2. Strawberry MilkshakeThis delicious strawberry milkshake recipe is the perfect treat to make on a hot summer day. Also having only 5 ingredients, this strawberry milkshake is easy to make and has a rich strawberry taste and the creamy texture you expect from a milkshake.
3. Vanilla Milkshake
If you are craving a classic milkshake with as few ingredients as possible, this vanilla milkshake recipe is for you. With 3 ingredients this milkshake is delicious and super easy to make. If you’re feeling up for it, you can add the 4th and maybe most important milkshake ingredient – whipped cream!
4. Shamrock Shake
If you wait around all year for the Shamrock Shake to be available at McDonald’s, you’ll be excited to see how simple this recipe is. With only 3 crucial ingredients (you could leave out the whipped cream and food coloring) this Shamrock Shake is super easy to make. With this recipe, you can bring the St. Patrick’s Day spirit to your own kitchen whenever you get the urge!
5. Cotton Candy Milkshake
If you really want to take your milkshake game to the next level, this is the recipe for you. This super sweet milkshake not only tastes like candy, it looks like it too! You will need a couple ingredients you may not keep handy (like… cotton candy) but if you can get them into your kitchen you’ll be good to go!
6. Vegan Chocolate MilkshakeFor anyone who wants to keep dairy out of the equation, we have the perfect milkshake for you. Without using any dairy products, this recipe allows you to combine the rich taste of chocolate and texture of a classic milkshake to make an amazing milkshake.
7. Classic Chocolate MilkshakeIf you are just looking to make a classic chocolate shake at home, this is the recipe for you. It keeps things super simple and only uses 3 ingredients. If you’re a chocolate lover, make sure to use chocolate ice cream and maybe even some extra chocolate sauce!
8. Peppermint Chocolate Chip MilkshakeWhether or not it’s holiday season, this Peppermint Chocolate Chip Milkshake is sure to be a crowd pleaser. It combines that classic milkshake texture with the refreshing taste of peppermint to make a super unique milkshake.
Hopefully our short list has given you some milkshake inspiration. The great thing about making your own milkshakes is you can make them however you want! Once you’ve got the basics covered with milk and ice cream, you can add your favorite ingredients to make a unique and delicious milkshake just for you! If you are feeling ambitious, use these recipes as a starting point and modify to your liking!