Delicious Vanilla Milkshake

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Treat yourself and the whole gang to a smooth and creamy dessert with ease. This delicious vanilla milkshake recipe is your ticket to paradise.

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I love to unwind with a sweet treat. But why settle for a boring bowl of vanilla ice cream when you can take an extra minute and make a delicious and creamy dessert that you can drink?

This vanilla milkshake recipe is a super easy treat to make for the whole family, guests, or yourself — I won’t judge. Needing just 3 ingredients and a few minutes to spare, you can satisfy your sweet tooth with a milkshake that I dare say is better than ones you get at the diner. Feel free to get fancy with it (I topped mine with kettle corn) or keep it simple. Either way, this is the perfect summer dessert.

Why You Will Love This Recipe

  • Made with just three simple ingredients, it’s quick and easy to make.
  • You can top it with your favorite toppings or easily make it a different flavor, like chocolate or strawberry, just by using a different ice cream.
  • Cool yourself down this summer with a chilled, irresistible dessert.
  • A smooth, creamy, and delicious treat.


  • 3 scoops vanilla ice cream
  • 2 cups whole milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
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How to Make a Delicious Vanilla Milkshake – The Steps

Step 1: Add in all of the ingredients to blender jug. 

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Step 2: Blend with a hand mixer until well combined and smooth.

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I love this milkshake because it can also serve as the starting point for any flavors you want to incorporate. Here are some ideas to get you started:

  • Chocolate milkshake: You can use chocolate ice cream or chocolate syrup (or even both) to make a dessert fit for any chocoholic.
  • Fruit milkshake: Whichever fruit you like can be incorporated into this milkshake. I have a weakness for strawberry, so I like to use strawberry ice cream and sometimes blend in some fresh strawberries if I have them on hand.
  • Cookies and cream milkshake: Get some cookies and cream ice cream, or just some crushed Oreos, and blend it all together.
  • Peanut butter milkshake: A big dollop of creamy peanut butter in this milkshake is just delicious. Blend it really well and, if you are feeling a little extra, top it with a little bit of chocolate syrup.
  • Boozy milkshake: A shot of rum, brandy, or vodka can really elevate this milkshake. Feel free to add in any flavors for a dessert version of your favorite cocktail (I would recommend some pineapple and rum for a piña colada milkshake).

Serving Suggestions

I topped my milkshake with some kettle corn for a sweet and crunchy addition. You could top yours with the same, or add chocolate sauce, caramel, mini marshmallows, sprinkles, chocolate chips, or crumbled cookies. There are no wrong answers when it comes to milkshakes!

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Can I make this vegan?

Absolutely, just use a vegan vanilla ice cream and your favorite plant based milk.

Could I make this recipe without ice cream?

It might be tricky, but you can always give it a go! Frozen bananas are a good alternative, but you will need a high-powered blender for this.

If I don’t have vanilla extract, can I use vanilla flavoring?

Sure, you can. You could also use vanilla beans instead, or skip the vanilla altogether (your milkshake will just be less flavorful).

How to Store a Delicious Vanilla Milkshake

Frankly, I would only make as much milkshake as you intend to drink because the consistency will not keep. If you need to store your milkshake for a short time, you can keep it in the refrigerator but it will begin to melt and separate, so I would aim to drink it ASAP.

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Delicious Vanilla Milkshake

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Prep Time 5 minutes
Course desserts
Cuisine American
Servings 2
Calories 360 kcal


  • 3 scoops vanilla ice cream
  • 2 cups whole milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract


  • In your blender jug add in all the ingredients. 
  • Blend until well combined and smooth.


Serving: 1gCalories: 360kcalCarbohydrates: 35gProtein: 11gFat: 19gSaturated Fat: 11gPolyunsaturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 68mgSodium: 184mgFiber: 1gSugar: 34g
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