One of my favorite things about the summer is ice cream and milkshakes and this Vanilla Milkshake recipe is such a delicious summer treat. My Strawberry Milkshake Recipe is another classic treat that we love, but for something with a rich, delicious vanilla flavor, this Vanilla Milkshake is really, out-of-this-world delicious! And it’s super easy to make too! Keep reading to snag the whole recipe.
I don’t know why, but I just love the simplicity of a delicious Vanilla Milkshake. Sometimes other flavors can be too rich, overpowering or strong.
But vanilla…you can never go wrong with vanilla.
This Vanilla Milkshake has a little extra punch of flavor that helps give this a rich and decadent flavor without being overpowering or boring.
And the best part of this milkshake is I almost ALWAYS have vanilla ice cream in my freezer. It is a staple in my house. So it is easy to enjoy this milkshake any time I want.
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How do you thicken up a milkshake?
The key to a thick milkshake is to use creamy ice cream and very little milk! It is really THAT easy to make a thick delicious milkshake. If it still needs a little help, here are a few more tricks.
- Add more ice cream to make it thicker (and don’t add more milk)
- Add ice
- Use heavy cream instead of milk
- Add yogurt
- Add a banana to your shake
- Add mango to your shake
- If your shake is chocolate-based, add an avocado
What do I use to make a milkshake?
Because this milkshake doesn’t use ice cream with bits in it, or any additions, you can use a milkshake maker or a blender for this recipe. Either really will work.
I tend to pull my milkshake maker out though when I am making milkshakes because it is super easy and clean up is a cinch too! And it won’t crush any bits in the ice cream or that you want to add to your milkshake.
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There are many blenders you can use for making smoothies and milkshakes, but I personally own the Vitamix 780 and think it is simply the best. I get smooth, consistent results every single time which is exactly what I want for all my smoothies! You can buy your own Vitamix 780 HERE.
It is not a commercial milkshake maker, but it gets the job done at a fraction of the cost and is better for making milkshakes then a blender if you want to keep the integrity of color and if you want a thick shake.
How do I get a thick milkshake?
The key to getting a thick milkshake is to not add too much liquid or milk to your shake! You will want to add a little milk to your ice cream to get a drinkable consistency, but if you add too much milk it will get too thin. So just add a little bit of milk at a time until the consistency is how you like it.
Alright! Are you ready for my yummy vanilla milkshake recipe? Let’s go:
Vanilla Milkshake Recipe
- 6 scoops Vanilla Ice Cream
- 1 teaspoon Vanilla Extract
- 1 cup Milk
- Begin by combining the vanilla ice cream, vanilla extract and milk in a blender or milkshake maker.
- Blend until thoroughly combined and until the milkshake is smooth.
- You can add more or less milk depending on the thickness that you prefer your shake.
This is such a simple recipe but the extra punch of the vanilla extract makes this super-rich and decidedly vanilla. And oh so yummy!
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