Vanilla Milkshake

Vanilla Milkshake Juice

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Nothing says summer quite like a classic vanilla milkshake! This simple yet indulgent treat has always been a family favorite in my household. Growing up, I remember my mom whipping up these delightful milkshakes on warm Saturday afternoons. We’d gather around the kitchen island, eagerly waiting for that first creamy sip that would instantly cool us down and bring smiles to our faces. It wasn’t just about the milkshake itself, but the joy and togetherness it brought.

Now, I carry on the tradition with my own family. There’s something so nostalgic and comforting about making a vanilla milkshake from scratch. The combination of rich vanilla ice cream, a dash of vanilla extract, and creamy whole milk creates a perfectly smooth and flavorful shake. It’s the little tweaks, like adding a splash of vanilla extract, that elevate this classic drink to new heights. Sometimes, if I’m feeling adventurous, I might even throw in a handful of fresh berries or a spoonful of peanut butter for a fun twist.

This recipe is incredibly straightforward, making it perfect for busy parents, impromptu gatherings, or just a quick solo treat. And the best part? It only takes five minutes from start to finish! Whether you’re topping it with whipped cream, colorful sprinkles, or a classic maraschino cherry, this vanilla milkshake is sure to be a hit with everyone.

So, grab your blender and let’s whip up a bit of happiness in a glass. Trust me, one sip of this delightful concoction and you’ll be transported back to those carefree summer days. Keep reading for the full recipe and some tips on how to customize your milkshake to suit your taste!

Making Vanilla Milkshake


  • 1/4 cup whole milk
  • 2 cups vanilla ice cream
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract


  1. Place the vanilla ice cream, vanilla extract, and whole milk into a blender.
  2. Blend the mixture until it becomes smooth and well combined.
  3. Transfer the milkshake into a glass and serve right away.
  4. If desired, garnish with whipped cream, sprinkles, and a cherry.


How can I make a thicker vanilla milkshake?

To make a thicker vanilla milkshake, reduce the amount of milk used. You can also add more ice cream to achieve a creamier and thicker consistency. If you prefer, you can freeze the milkshake mixture for a few minutes before blending again to help thicken it further.

Can I use a different type of milk for this milkshake?

Yes, you can use different types of milk such as almond milk, soy milk, or oat milk. However, keep in mind that using a milk alternative may slightly alter the taste and texture of the milkshake. Whole milk provides the creamiest result, but other options can still make a delicious treat.

What can I add to enhance the flavor of my vanilla milkshake?

To enhance the flavor of your vanilla milkshake, you can add ingredients like a tablespoon of malted milk powder, a splash of your favorite flavored syrup, or a pinch of cinnamon. Additionally, blending in a small amount of fruit like strawberries or bananas can add a unique twist.

How can I make a dairy-free vanilla milkshake?

For a dairy-free vanilla milkshake, use dairy-free vanilla ice cream and a plant-based milk like almond milk or coconut milk. Ensure that the vanilla extract you use is also dairy-free. This will allow you to enjoy a delicious milkshake without any dairy.

What toppings go well with a vanilla milkshake?

Common toppings that pair well with a vanilla milkshake include whipped cream, chocolate or caramel drizzle, sprinkles, and a maraschino cherry. You can also add crushed cookies, nuts, or a sprinkle of cocoa powder for extra flavor and texture.

How can I store leftover vanilla milkshake?

Leftover vanilla milkshake can be stored in an airtight container in the freezer. When you’re ready to enjoy it again, let it thaw slightly and then blend it to restore the smooth consistency. However, milkshakes are best enjoyed fresh for the best texture and flavor.

Vanilla Milkshake Juice

Vanilla Milkshake

Looking for a quick and delicious treat? Try our easy vanilla milkshake recipe – rich, creamy, and perfect for summer!
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 0 minutes
Course Drinks
Cuisine American
Servings 1


  • 2 cups vanilla ice cream
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup whole milk


  • Add the vanilla ice cream, vanilla extract, and whole milk to the blender jar.
  • Blend until everything is well combined and smooth.
  • Pour the milkshake into a glass and serve immediately.
  • Top with whipped cream, sprinkles, and a cherry if desired.
Keyword Milkshake

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