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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.


  • 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.

You Will Need

  • Ice cream
  • Ice cream scoop
  • Blender
  • 1-2 tbsp. flavored syrup
  • 1/2 c. milk
  • Large glass
  • Straw
  • Hot water (optional)
  • Fruit (optional)

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