This list of milkshake recipes is more than just classic vanilla. Instead, it’s got everything from avocado and whiskey to pumpkin spice and even bacon.
Since milkshakes are typically loaded with ice cream, they’re not particularly healthy like, say, yogurt desserts. But dessert is about treating yourself with yummy flavors – not being sensible.
And when it tastes this good, you’ll want to treat yourself more often.
If I had to choose, I’d say the tiramisu recipe is my fave. But honestly, everything on this list of milkshake recipes is worth a try.
In fact, they’re downright irresistible!
1. Oreo Milkshake
This milkshake is a combination of two of the most popular kid-friendly desserts on the planet.
Oreos and milkshake together in one – who could say no to that?
This milkshake isn’t just decadent and delectable; it’s also a looker. Those specks of black suspended in thick white cream give it even more appeal.
2. Strawberry Milkshake
Most of us grew up with three milkshake options: chocolate, strawberry, and vanilla. Though I love all of them, strawberry is my jam.
It’s not just nostalgic, but delightful, too.
This blend of fresh strawberries, ice cream, and milk is pure heaven.
Oh, and the same blog also has a recipe for a vegan version of strawberry milkshake. I’ve tried it and can honestly say it’s just as good!
3. Pumpkin Spice Latte Milkshake
Make fall afternoons a little more special with this insanely good pumpkin spice latte milkshake.
The combination of sweet pumpkin and fall spices is a classic that never disappoints. If you like pumpkin pie, you’ll go nuts for this blended treat.
Even if the weather has already turned, the cinnamon, nutmeg, and clove will make you feel cozy inside.
Add a splash of brewed coffee to the mix, and you’ll have the perfect afternoon energy booster.
4. Mint Chocolate Chip Milkshake
I don’t know about you, but I think there’s something truly remarkable and festive about mint chocolate chip.
It’s great for those who like their drinks (or dessert) to be sweet but not too sweet.
In this flavor combo, the mint does a fantastic job at complementing and dialing down the decadence of the chocolate. And that pale green color doesn’t hurt either!
5. The Healthiest Peanut Butter Milkshake
Did you know you can enjoy a decadent milkshake with a fraction of the calories? That’s the ultimate dream!
This recipe brings that dream into reality without the need for any hard-to-find ingredients.
Just blend frozen bananas, peanut butter, coconut milk, maple syrup, and a dash of cinnamon, and voila! It’s healthy, thick, nutty, and crazy delicious.
6. Lemonade Milkshake
The best summer days involve lounging by the beach or pool, sipping on an irresistible glass of refreshing lemonade.
But have you ever tried lemonade milkshake? It’s a two-in-one beverage masterpiece.
Whoever came up with the idea deserves an award.
I’ll gladly welcome the blazing heat with arms wide open, as long as I have a tall glass of this milkshake in my hand.
7. Dates Milkshake Recipe | Date Shake Recipe
Here’s another insanely delicious yet nutritious milkshake, only this one has a delightful Middle Eastern twist.
Dates, milk, and cinnamon are all you’ll need to create this creamy concoction. It has a rather exotic flavor combination and one I’m sure you’ll crave again and again.
Also, in case you didn’t know, dates are good for you, too. Eat them daily (in moderation), and it’ll nourish your body with antioxidants, fiber, and oodles of nutrients.
8. Piña Colada Milkshake
With its glorious combination of coconut cream, pineapple, vanilla ice cream, rum, and coconut liqueur, this piña colada shake is creamy, refreshing, and off-the-charts incredible.
One sip of this, and you’ll feel the cool ocean breeze running through your hair.
The alcohol is optional, by the way, so it’s ideal for kids, too. Just be sure to keep them separate if you make both!
9. Chocolate Milkshake
While I’m a sucker for new and creative flavors, nothing beats the classics. And this recipe is sure to hit all the right nostalgic buttons.
This classic chocolate milkshake has a traditional blend of vanilla ice cream, chocolate syrup, and milk, with an optional whipped cream top.
Pro-tip: give the shake a double dose of chocolate by swapping vanilla ice cream for chocolate.
10. Chocolate Covered Strawberries Milkshake
Looking for something light and easy to serve your honey this Valentine’s Day? How about a sweet and sinful chocolate-covered strawberry milkshake?
It’s got all the same unique flavors, without all the hassle!
Just throw all the ingredients in a blender and blitz away. You’ll have a seriously refreshing and decadent dessert drink in a matter of seconds.
11. Whiskey Praline Milkshake
This recipe gets the award for the most creative milkshake! Praline ice cream is blended with cashew milk and whiskey, creating a uniquely delicious treat.
And oh man, what a wonderfully creamy and nutty drink this is. I love the addition of whiskey, too – it gives it such a nice flavor punch.
If you can’t find praline ice cream, you can also try maple walnut or, my personal favorite, butter pecan.
12. Key Lime Milkshake
If you’re a fan of sweet and zesty key lime desserts, you should probably bookmark this recipe.
It’s made with vanilla ice cream, Bailey’s, vodka, tequila, condensed milk, Graham Crackers, and of course, key lime zest.
With the tequila in the mix, it’s kind of like a margarita milkshake. What more could you ask for?
As it’s spiked with three kinds of alcohol, this drink definitely packs a punch!
13. Spiked Grasshopper Milkshake
Here’s another spiked milkshake perfect for a weekend brunch with friends.
If chocolate and mint chip is your favorite ice cream flavor, this milkshake will make your taste buds jump for joy.
It has mint chocolate chip ice cream, chocolate mint cookies, and a shot each of Creme de Cacao and Creme de Menthe. So yeah, the chocolate mint flavor profile here is undeniable.
It’s booze-infused, so be sure to drink responsibly.
14. Tiramisu Milkshake
Can we just take a moment to appreciate how sinful and heavenly this milkshake looks? It’s so striking it’ll make your mouth water from a mile away.
So, here’s how it goes down: vanilla ice cream, coffee, mascarpone, and ladyfingers are pureed to perfection. The mascarpone gives you the signature tiramisu flavor, so don’t miss it out.
Then, it’s poured in a tall glass and dolled up with whipped cream, chocolate syrup, cocoa powder, and more ladyfingers.
This is what dessert dreams are made of!
15. Adult Mexican Chocolate Milkshake
The excellent combination of roasted cacao nibs and spices makes Mexican hot chocolate wonderfully unique.
Turn it into a milkshake, and you’ve got yourself a dessert drink your palate won’t soon forget.
Besides the Mexican chocolate, this beverage is also spiked with coffee liqueur. It gives this just the right balance of flavors — it’s not too sweet and not overwhelmingly spiced.
It’s absolute perfection.
16. Sweet Cherry Vanilla Milkshake
Though this is just cherries, milk, and vanilla ice cream (very simple and straightforward), it’s so good; it’ll bring not just the boys but everyone else to your yard!
While this milkshake doesn’t have crazy toppings and garnishes, I still find it very pretty.
The vanilla ice cream tones down the crimson of the cherries, giving the milkshake a stunning purple hue.
17. Strawberry Milkshake Without Ice Cream
On a diet but can’t shake off that dessert craving? Curb your sweet tooth with this light strawberry milkshake.
With just milk, frozen strawberries, and honey, it’s yours for the taking.
True, it’s not as thick and creamy as the classic milkshake, but it’ll definitely scratch that itch. And when it comes to flavors, this shake won’t disappoint!
That said, if you’re craving something dense and indulgent, try adding a frozen banana to the mix!
18. Salted Caramel Milkshake
I know I said the tiramisu was my fave, but this one might just change my mind. After all, nothing makes my taste buds go gaga more than salted caramel!
This milkshake is pure, unadulterated joy with the combined goodness of vanilla ice cream, salted caramel, whipped cream, and toffee bits.
With a perfect balance of sweet, salty, and creamy, resistance is futile.
19. Vanilla Milkshake Without Ice Cream
From the sinful salted caramel milkshake, let’s head to the opposite end of the spectrum and talk about this healthy vanilla milkshake.
Surprisingly, the absence of ice cream doesn’t significantly affect the consistency of this milkshake.
Thanks to a combination of vanilla, milk, sugar, and ice cubes, it’s still thick and tasty but not as high in fat and calories.
Talk about a win-win.
20. Best Ever Banana Milkshake
This is another simple and traditional milkshake that surely hits the spot. Seriously, you can’t go wrong with a tall, cold glass of banana milkshake.
Thanks to the combination of vanilla ice cream and ripe bananas, this milkshake is extra thick! In addition, it’s infused with a dash of cinnamon, which also gives it a nice hint of warmth.
21. Mocha Milkshake without Icecream
Coffee is the perfect complement to chocolate. And a simple shot of espresso is enough to enhance the flavor of chocolate significantly, giving it a much deeper, bolder chocolaty taste.
They’re definitely a match made in heaven, as is proven by this mocha milkshake. It’s impressive, even without ice cream!
Don’t worry if you don’t have a coffee maker; instant coffee is perfectly fine for this milkshake recipe.
22. ‘Black Forest’ Chocolate Cherry Milkshake
If you love black forest cake, this milkshake is a must-have in your life.
It’s a blend of chocolate ice cream, milk, and cherry jam, so as you can tell, its flavor profile is very much on point.
To complete the black forest experience, this shake is garnished with a dollop of whipped cream, a drizzle of chocolate syrup, and a cherry on top.
23. Frozen Hot Chocolate
It’s hot, yet it’s frozen? This milkshake defies the odds, and it does so wonderfully.
Hot chocolate is one of the most popular comfort drinks of all time. It’s not an ideal beverage on a hot summer day, though.
Turning it into a thick, creamy, cold milkshake is the perfect solution. Just blend melted chocolate, hot cocoa powder mix, milk, and ice, and bam — pure magic.
24. Blueberry Milkshake
If you’re craving something rich but light at the same time, look no further than this blueberry milkshake.
Vanilla ice cream and milk make it extra thick and creamy, while fresh blueberries and honey tone down the decadence to create the perfect yin and yang of flavors.
Feel free to use frozen berries, too!
25. Chocolate Banana Milkshake
Chocolate and banana are another perfect combination, and this milkshake is the proof.
Here’s the trick to getting the best-tasting choco-banana milkshake: be sure to use overripe bananas.
The mushier they are and the darker the peels, the better. That’s when they’re at their sweetest.
26. Coffee Milkshake
If you’re a fan of Dalgona coffee for its rich and foamy hit of caffeine, you have to try this indulgent coffee milkshake.
I think this is the perfect way to start a hot summer day. It’s thick, tasty, and super filling, plus you get that fantastic coffee flavor.
This coffee milkshake is refreshing and energizing. But if you’ve got decaf, it’s just as good for an after-dinner treat.
27. Bacon Milkshake
I know what you’re thinking: this is just a vanilla milkshake with bacon on the top, right?
Luckily, you’re so very wrong! This shake is a dreamy blend of milk, maple syrup, nutmeg, bacon, and ice cream.
That’s right; there’s blended bacon right in the mix.
Why? Because bacon makes everything better, that’s why!
I know the idea of drinking bacon sounds a little off-putting, but don’t knock it till you try it. If you’re a fan of sweet and salty desserts, this one’s for you.
28. Avocado Milkshake
While avocados are mainly used for guacamole and toasts here in the US, they’re used as a dessert ingredient in many other countries.
For instance, in the Philippines, avocado milkshakes are a standard menu item in ice cream parlors and cafes.
Thanks to this nutritious stone fruit, milkshakes get a wonderful tinge of green and an extra thick and creamy consistency. Oh, and a generous helping of healthy fats!
29. S’mores Milkshake
No need to take a trip to the woods to enjoy the goodness of toasted marshmallows. This s’mores milkshake is campfire heaven!
With a beautiful mix of Graham Crackers, chocolate, ice cream, and toasted marshmallows, it’s literally s’mores in milkshake form.
30. Peanut Butter and Jelly Milkshakes
Turn your favorite sandwich combo into a delectable milkshake for breakfast, lunch, or mid-morning snack.
Vanilla ice cream, milk, peanut butter, and any type of jam or jelly are all it takes to make the magic happen.
But if you really want to impress, why not make your very own ice cream with one of these yummy Ninja Creami recipes?
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