Classic Vanilla Milkshake


Cold beverage made from only four ingredients, ice cream, milk, sugar and vanilla extract. A classic vanilla milkshake is super easy to make!

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Classic vanilla milkshake
Veronique van Ohmydish

Made by Véronique

Published at 2015-06-13, this recipe is for 4 people and takes 5 minutes.

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Updated at: 11-07-2023

5 minutes 4 people Beverages
Classic vanilla milkshake


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  • 4 cups of (quality) vanilla ice cream (650 gram)
  • 4 tablespoons plain sugar
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 cups full-fat milk (500 ml)
Classic vanilla milkshake ingredients
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  • Blender or milkshake machine
  • 4 tall glasses for serving + some colourful straws
  • Large spoon
  • Bowl with hot water

Classic Vanilla Milkshake

5 minutes 4 people Beverages

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What about making your own vanilla milkshake? it's super easy and so delicious on hot summer days. Using only four ingredients, which make a total of four milkshakes. Fun fact about milkshakes below: 

Hand-blended milkshakes can be made from any flavor of ice cream; additional flavorings, such as chocolate syrup and/or malt syrup or malt powder, can be added prior to mixing. This allows a greater variety than is available in machine-made shakes. Some unusual milkshake recipes exclude ice cream Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Milkshake


Classic vanilla milkshake
Classic vanilla milkshake

Making a classic vanilla milkshake -- 5 minutes

Grab your blender or milkshake machine, scoop in 4 cups of high-quality vanilla ice cream. The easiest way to scoop ice cream is to dip the large spoon in a bowl with hot water first.

You can use a cheaper brand of vanilla ice cream, but they usually contain way more sugar. You can reduce the amount of added sugar if you like, just taste it after blending. Add 2 teaspoons of vanilla extract, 4 tablespoons of plain sugar and 2 cups of full-fat milk.

Blend all of the ingredients together until smooth. That's all there is to it! serve in a tall glass with some fun and colourful straws, enjoy!

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