If you’re looking for milkshake recipes you’ve come to the right place. All of our milkshake recipes have been tested, and all of them are simple to make. We love making milkshakes and we think you will too once you see how easy they are to make.
We will continue to add recipes for milkshakes to this page as we create them, so please check back regularly.
We think the best milkshakes are homemade milkshakes, that way you can make it exactly as you like it. Some people like thicker milkshake recipes, while others like to be able to drink milkshakes easily from a straw.
The best milkshakes also include high quality ingredients. You’ll want to make sure your milkshake ingredients haven’t expired, and that your ice cream isn’t icy.
Ingredients in Milkshakes
Ice Cream – You can use your favorite store bought ice cream, or homemade ice cream recipe. We like using all kinds of ice cream flavors in shake recipes. The most common ice cream flavor used in milkshakes is vanilla ice cream.
Milk – We like to use 2% milk when making ice cream, but you can use your favorite milk.
Vegan options – To keep milkshakes vegan, use a vegan ice cream and a dairy-free milk.
Best Milkshake Recipes
Chocolate Milkshake – The classic and still the best, a creamy, thick Chocolate Milkshake is simple to make at home with just three ingredients.
Vanilla Milkshake – Sweet, creamy, simple, and perfect. That’s the best way to describe this homemade milkshake.
Strawberry Milkshake – A thick and creamy milkshake made with real berries is super simple to make at home. You only need three ingredients to craft this perfect homemade milkshake recipe.
Blueberry Milkshake – Sweet, creamy, and refreshing, this easy milkshake recipe is simple to make with vanilla ice cream, milk, and fresh or frozen blueberries.
Pineapple Milkshake – A sweet, creamy, and tropical milkshake is a delicious way to enjoy a fruit and ice cream treat.
Vegan Milkshake – This Vegan Milkshake recipe is exactly what you’ve been looking for! It’s creamy, sweet milkshake perfection, without the dairy.
Oreo Milkshake – Just like you remember it, a perfectly sweet milkshake studded with cookie pieces. Delish.
Mint Chocolate Chip Milkshake – A simple recipe for a mint chocolate chip milkshake that is perfect for anyone who loves mint and chocolate together. This mint chocolate chip milkshake recipe is easy to make and uses minimal ingredients.
Peach Milkshake – A simple recipe for the best milkshake. This milkshake recipe is smooth and creamy and it can be made with fresh picked peaches or frozen peaches.
Banana Milkshake – One of our most popular milkshakes, this milkshake recipe can be made using only 3 ingredients.
Cookies and Cream Milkshake – A super simple recipe for a milkshake that’s just as good as any ice cream shop milkshake. This recipe uses sweet vanilla ice cream, chocolate cookies, and a touch of milk for the perfect cookies and cream milkshake.
Baileys Milkshake – Voted one of the best milkshakes for adults, this easy milkshake recipe uses only two ingredients and is packed with flavor.
Peanut Butter Milkshake – An easy milkshake recipe that is perfect for anyone who loves peanut butter treats or peanut butter ice cream. This milkshake recipe is easy to make and uses minimal ingredients.
Chocolate Peanut Butter Milkshake – This homemade milkshake recipe is perfect for anyone who loves peanut butter and chocolate together. This chocolate peanut butter milkshake recipe is easy to make and uses minimal ingredients.
Chocolate Banana Milkshake – For those that like ice cream in their smoothies, this one is for you. It’s a chocolate banana smoothie mixed with ice cream, but better.
Nutella Milkshake – You can make this Nutella Milkshake with vanilla ice cream or chocolate ice cream.
Hershey’s Milkshake – With just 3 ingredients and 5 minutes of your time, you can make a rich, creamy, chocolatey homemade milkshake.
Mango Milkshake – This easy milkshake recipe is smooth and creamy and it can be made with fresh mangos or frozen mangos. You can use vanilla ice cream or mango ice cream.
If you make any of these milkshake recipes, please stop back by and let us know which one you made and if it was your favorite.
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 roll in keeping the texture smooth.
You can use other milks, including dairy-free milk. 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 ice.
How to make a thick Milkshake
For a thick milkshake use only slightly softened ice cream and the add-ins. You can always add a little milk at a time, to get the desired consistency.
You can also add ice and blend until creamy.
How to Make a Milkshake without a Blender
Scoop the ice cream into a quart size mason jar or a deep glass container and microwave it for 15-30 seconds.
Add in the flavors or add-ins, secure the lid and shake. You can also stir the milkshake mixture with a spoon.
Use the spoon to break up any larger sections of ice cream.
How to Make a Milkshake with a Blender
If you’re adding milk to your milkshake, you’ll want to add the milk to the blender jar first. Then add in the ice cream, and finally the add-ins.
Blend until well combined and serve immediately.
Things we love for making milkshakes:
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- ¼ cup (2 oz.) whole milk
- 2 cups ice cream (you choose the flavor)
- Pick which flavor of ice cream you want.
- Add the ingredients to the blender jar in the order listed.
- Blend on low speed until just combined.
- Serve immediately.
- Top with whipped cream, sprinkles, and a cherry.
- For a thicker milkshake, let the ice cream sit at room temperature for 5-10 minutes and omit the milk.
- Use dairy-free ice cream and creamy dairy-free milk if desired.
- This recipe makes one milkshake. You can double the ingredients in the blender, or make milkshakes one at a time using these proportions.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 1 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 589Total Fat: 30gSaturated Fat: 19gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 9gCholesterol: 121mgSodium: 240mgCarbohydrates: 66gFiber: 2gSugar: 60gProtein: 11g