How to Make a Milkshake
Forget the smoothies, granitas, cool lattes, and other frozen imitators—there's nothing that satisfies your sweet tooth like a good old-fashioned milkshake. Learn how to make a delicious milkshake at home.
Step 1: Scoop in ice cream
Scoop your ice cream into the blender—you'll need four full scoops.
*Tip: If you have trouble dipping into hard ice cream, run your scoop under hot water to heat it up between scoops.
Step 2: Pour in syrup and milk
Pour the syrup and milk into the blender.
Tip: Add complementary fruit to your shake, like real strawberries to strawberry ice cream, or bananas to chocolate ice cream.
Step 3: Blend
Put the top on the blender, and blend on medium speed until it's smooth and creamy.
Step 4: Pour
Pour the milkshake into a large glass.
Tip: If you added fruit to your shake, garnish the glass by hanging a piece on the rim.
Step 5: Drink
Drop in the straw, take your first big slurp. Then raise your glass to old-school ice cream drinks!
Fact: In soda fountain parlance, a Black & White is a milkshake made with chocolate syrup and vanilla ice cream.