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How To Make A Milkshake Plus 7 Flavor Ideas

on August 27, 2021
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This recipe will teach you how to make a milkshake your way, so you can have the right ratios to choose your own flavors and tailor it perfectly to your taste!
butterscotch milkshake with whipped cream and a cherry on top

There’s no better treat than a creamy, ice-cold, milkshake. And no matter what flavor you’re craving, all you need is the right ice cream to milk to flavor booster ratios to make a perfect shake!

Here, you will learn how to make a milkshake perfectly, plus get 7 of my favorite flavor ideas! Because sometimes you need more than just a classic vanilla milkshake.

Green tip: Consider investing in reusable straws! They are easy to clean and will reduce your contribution to plastic waste that eventually ends up in landfills or makes its way into the environment and becomes microplastics.

These stainless steel straws are my favorite!

Milkshake Flavor Ideas

  1. Strawberry Oreo Milkshake
  2. Peanut Butter Milkshake
  3. Nutella Milkshake
  4. Banana Strawberry Milkshake
  5. Butterscotch Milkshake
  6. Homemade Cookie Dough Milkshake
  7. Coffee Milkshake

1. Strawberry Oreo Milkshake

pink milkshake garnished with an oreo and a strawberry

Strawberry Oreo Milkshake

This simple yet delectable 3-Ingredient Strawberry Oreo Milkshake uses without a doubt the best flavor combos to create your new favorite treat!

2. Peanut Butter Milkshake

how to make a milkshake - peanut butter milkshake

Peanut Butter Milkshake

This Peanut Butter Milkshake is outrageously delicious, and with only 3 ingredients and ready in less than 5 minutes, you’ll come back to it time and again for a sweet fix.

3. Nutella Milkshake

Hand Holding Nutella Milkshake

Nutella Milkshake

This Nutella Milkshake uses creamy vanilla ice cream and decadent hazelnut spread to bring you a tasty and cooling treat.

4. Banana Strawberry Milkshake

glass with pink shake and rainbow sprinkles garnished with a strawberry

Banana Strawberry Milkshake

This Banana Strawberry Milkshake is the ultimate nostalgic treat that’ll put a smile on your face with just 3 simple ingredients in the blender!

5. Butterscotch Milkshake

butterscotch dripping off of a spoon onto a milkshake

Butterscotch Milkshake

This Butterscotch Milkshake recipe will teach you to make your own homemade butterscotch sauce to add to your perfectly creamy milkshake.

close up of cookie dough milkshake

Homemade Cookie Dough Milkshake

This decadent Homemade Cookie Dough Milkshake combines your two favorite desserts to make an outrageously delicious treat.

7. Coffee Milkshake

Cocoa Duting on top of milkshake

Coffee Milkshake

Coffee lovers everywhere rejoice! You can now combine your favorite energy-boosting elixir and sippable sweet treat to make a coffee milkshake that is sure to improve your mood.

I hope you enjoyed these milkshake flavor options! Below you will learn how to make a milkshake with the correct ice cream, milk, and flavor enhancer ratios to make your own personal best-ever milkshake!

How To Make A Milkshake

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Recipe by Marley Goldin Course: DessertCuisine: AmericanDifficulty: Easy


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This recipe for How To Make A Milkshake will teach you how to make a milkshake your way, so you can have the right ratios to choose your own flavors and tailor it perfectly to your taste!


  • Milkshake Ratios
  • 1 cup ice cream of choice

  • 1/3 cup milk of choice

  • 1/4 cup flavor enhancer of choice (Optional)

  • Flavor Enhancer Ideas (Optional)
  • 1/4 cup fruit (like strawberries, blueberries, or bananas)

  • 1/4 cup cookies (like chocolate chip, Oreos, or Girl Scout cookies)

  • 1/4 cup spread (like peanut butter, hazelnut spread, or jam)

  • 1/4 cup sauce (like caramel, butterscotch, or chocolate syrup)


  • Add ice cream, milk, and flavor enhancer to your blender and blend on high until smooth.
  • Add to a glass and enjoy cold!

Pro Tips

  • If you like your milkshake extra thick, use less milk! You can always add more.

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2 thoughts on “How To Make A Milkshake Plus 7 Flavor Ideas”

    1. Hi Elise!

      You can absutely use either fresh or frozen. From a sustainability standpoint, the best option is always buying local, organic, and in-season, but if you are buying fruit out of season, organic frozen fruit is your best option. It will likely be harvested at its peak and have less associated greenhouse gas emissions than imported fresh fruit.

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