How To: Make a Milkshake

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.

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