Making a milkshake is the perfect treat any time of year!
Making a milkshake is the perfect treat any time of year! Made with ice cream, chocolate sauce or your favorite add ins (like strawberries) and milk, this dessert couldn’t be easier!
Making a milkshake is honestly as simple as blending 3 ingredients! A generous portion of ice cream, a splash of milk and some flavoring. The best ice cream is to use is full cream, full-fat ice cream because that’s where the flavor is! It is thicker, richer, and holds up better in the blender and when mixed with other ingredients because it has more air whipped into it.
To make a milkshake without a blender, you can simply add the ingredients to a bowl and mix until smooth. This takes a bit longer but still tastes great!
How to Make Thick Milkshakes
There is nothing better than a good thick milkshake…otherwise, it’s really just chocolate milk, isn’t it? To make a thick and creamy milkshake every time follow these simple tips.
Start by using real ice cream (and choose full-fat.)
Add just enough milk to blend until smooth.
For an even thicker shake, substitute real heavy whipping cream for milk.
Make sure you’re ready to serve before getting started or assembling the ingredients. Once blended, milkshakes start to melt quickly. You can also put your milkshake glasses in the freezer to get chilled which will help to keep the ice cream frozen a bit longer!
The Best Milkshake Toppings
This is the fun part! If you are making chocolate milkshakes for a crowd, put out a selection of toppings so your guests can build their own! These are our favorite ideas:
Cookies: Crushed cookie crumbs (Oreos, nutter butters, chocolate chip)
Sauces: Caramel, strawberry, blueberry, hot fudge, pineapple, peanut butter
Nuts: toasted peanuts, slivered almonds, crushed pecans
Fruit: strawberries, blueberries, cherries, bananas
Candies: gummies, sprinkles, licorice whips, nonpareils, skittles, chocolate chips, peanut butter chips, crushed peppermint candies.
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