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.
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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.
Want all the milkshake recipes?
If you love milkshakes, you really should check out my whole milkshake category HERE! I am getting more and more milkshakes in it and I have some more up my sleeve to share with you soon.
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.
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!