Blueberry Milkshake

Sweet, creamy, and refreshing, this Blueberry Milkshake is simple to make with vanilla ice cream, milk, and fresh or frozen blueberries.

Milkshake recipes are so fast and easy to make! All it takes is a quick trip in the blender to make a smooth, delicious treat.

Enjoy this gluten-free and nut-free milkshake that includes fresh fruit, or try a Strawberry Milkshake or Mango Milkshake instead.

Two blueberry milkshakes in hurricane glasses with purple and white striped straws

I love making ice cream treats like sundaes and milkshakes with blueberries. You may not find blueberry milkshakes on the menu at your local ice cream shop, but you can easily make them at home.

My Blueberry Ice Cream Recipe is one of my favorites to make in the summer when fresh berries abound! Black Raspberry Ice Cream is another amazing fruit-flavored ice cream recipe that I know you’ll love.

Why You’re Going to Love this Blueberry Milkshake Recipe

Delicious Blueberry Flavor. The flavor of blueberries is unlike anything else. Only these beautiful berries can create this tasty milkshake.

Added Nutrition. While milkshakes aren’t exactly health food, you can feel good about including these berries that are packed with vitamin C and antioxidants.

Pretty Color. I don’t know about you, but I love it when my food looks as good as it tastes! Blueberries turn a gorgeous shade of purple when they’re blended into vanilla ice cream.

Customizable. You can make a vegan blueberry milkshake using your favorite dairy free swaps, or reduce the calories by choosing frozen yogurt or no sugar added ice cream.

a bowl of scooped vanilla ice cream, a smaller bowl of fresh blueberries, and a measuring cup of milk on a marble countertop

Ingredients in a Blueberry Milkshake

Whole Milk – To make the creamiest milkshake, whole milk is your best choice. If you’re making this recipe with dairy-free ice cream, choose your creamiest dairy-free milk.

Ice Cream – Vanilla ice cream is the perfect thing to blend blueberries into a creamy and flavorful milkshake. Use your favorite store-bought ice cream, or make homemade vanilla ice cream instead.

Blueberries – A whole cup of blueberries is in each serving of this milkshake. Fresh or frozen blueberries can be used.

Ice cream and blueberries in a blender, viewed from above

How to Make a Blueberry Milkshake

  1. Add the ingredients into your blender jar in the order listed (milk, then ice cream, then blueberries).
  2. Blend until your milkshake is smooth and creamy.
  3. Transfer to a glass and top with whipped cream and berries if you like!

For the complete list of ingredients and instructions, please see the recipe below.

view from above of a blueberry milkshake in a blender jar

Which Milk is Best for Making Milkshakes

For a creamy, non-icy milkshake you’ll want to use whole milk. The fat plays a huge role in keeping the texture smooth. Skim milk or reduced fat milk won’t give you the same thick, creamy texture.

You can use other kinds of milk, including dairy-free milk. Oatmilk and almond milk can make delicious milkshakes, but you may notice that they are less creamy than if you had used dairy.

If you do use another milk I recommend using less milk and letting the ice cream soften for a few minutes before you make a milkshake.

This will reduce the chances of the milkshake being too icy.

How to Make a Vegan Blueberry Milkshake

To make this recipe vegan, you’ll want to use your favorite vegan vanilla ice cream and your creamiest non-dairy milk along with the pineapple.

There are many excellent non-dairy ice cream options at the store these days, or you can make your own coconut cream ice cream or oat milk ice cream from scratch.

What is The Best Blender for Making Milkshakes?

Any kind of blender can be used to make homemade milkshakes!

A common inexpensive blender works just the same as a high-powered one, so use what you have.

Here is the basic method for making a milkshake in a blender:

Add the milk to the blender first. Then add in the ice cream, and fruit or other mix-ins.

Blend until well combined and serve immediately.

How to Make a Milkshake Without a Blender

While it’s not the ideal way to do it, you can enjoy a delicious milkshake without any fancy equipment.

Scoop the ice cream into a quart-size mason jar or a deep glass container and microwave it for 15-30 seconds so that it is soft but not melted.

Use a knife to cut the blueberries into very small pieces, or mash them into a thick paste.

Add the berries to the jar with the ice cream and secure the lid. Shake, shake, shake!

Use a spoon to break up any larger sections of ice cream. If needed, add a splash of milk and shake again to get a thinner consistency.

looking down into a glass filled with blueberry milkshake, topped with whipped cream and two fresh blueberries

How to make a thick Milkshake

For a thick milkshake use only slightly softened ice cream and the add-ins, without any milk. You can always add a little milk at a time to get the desired consistency.

You can also add ice and blend until creamy.

Should I use Fresh or Frozen Berries to Make a Milkshake?

You can use whatever blueberries you have on hand. Fresh, sweet berries will blend up smoothly in your milkshake.

Frozen blueberries are great because they can be kept for a very long time, so you can be sure to always have them available. A milkshake made with frozen berries is thicker and icier.

If you decide to use frozen berries, you should not omit the milk to try to make the milkshake thicker. It will be extra thick already since all of the ingredients are frozen.

Both types of berries will make a delicious blueberry milkshake!

Blueberry Milkshake Variations

If your blueberries aren’t particularly sweet you may want to add a bit of liquid sweetener to the milkshake to make up for it. I suggest adding a small amount of maple syrup to give this milkshake a blueberry pancake flavor.

Try including other berries to create a mixed berry milkshake. Two cups total of strawberries, raspberries, and blueberries will be amazing.

More Homemade Milkshake Recipes to Try

Banana Milkshake – Bananas in a milkshake make it extra thick and sweet, and this recipe can be made with either chocolate or vanilla ice cream.

Peanut Butter Milkshake – The perfect treat for peanut butter lovers. If hazelnut is more your style, try a Nutella Milkshake instead.

Mint Chocolate Chip Milkshake – This is a minty, fresh, and cool dessert made with mint chocolate chip ice cream.

If you’re looking for more milkshake ideas, you can turn any of these Cuisinart ice cream recipes into a milkshake.

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Yield: 1 Servings

Blueberry Milkshake

Two blueberry milkshakes in hurricane glasses with purple and white striped straws

Sweet, creamy, and refreshing, this Blueberry Milkshake is simple to make with vanilla ice cream, milk, and fresh or frozen blueberries.

Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes

Ingredients

  • ¼ cup (2 oz.) whole milk
  • 2 cups vanilla ice cream
  • 1 cup blueberries (or more if you like)

Instructions

  1. Add the ingredients to the blender jar in the order listed.
  2. Blend until combined.
  3. Serve immediately.

Notes

  • Use a dairy-free vanilla ice cream and dairy free milk to make this milkshake vegan.
  • For a thicker milkshake, omit the milk and let the ice cream sit at room temperature for 5-10 minutes to soften.
  • If using frozen blueberries, you won't want to omit the milk.
  • Nutrition Information:

    Yield:

    1

    Serving Size:

    1

    Amount Per Serving: Calories: 661Total Fat: 31gSaturated Fat: 19gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 10gCholesterol: 121mgSodium: 241mgCarbohydrates: 87gFiber: 5gSugar: 74gProtein: 12g
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