Vanilla Milkshake

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Vanilla Milkshake

A cold refreshing drink made with vanilla ice cream, milk and a whole host of extras depending on your cravings.


When the term “milkshake” was first used in print in 1885, milkshakes were an alcoholic whiskey drink that has been described as a “sturdy, healthful eggnog type of drink, with eggs, whiskey, etc., served as a tonic as well as a treat”. However, by 1900, the term referred to “wholesome drinks made with chocolate, strawberry, or vanilla syrups.”

The history of the electric blender, malted milk drinks, and milkshakes are interconnected. Before the widespread availability of electric blenders, milkshake-type drinks were more like eggnog, or they were a hand-shaken mixture of crushed ice and milk, sugar, and flavorings. Hamilton Beach’s drink mixers began being used at soda fountains in 1911 and the electric blender or drink mixer was invented by Steven Poplawski in 1922. With the invention of the blender, milkshakes began to take their modern, whipped, aerated, and frothy form.

How to make one yourself

We love this recipe which uses honey from BBC Good Food. It’s so easy!

• 1 scoop of vanilla ice cream
• 300ml of any type milk
• 1/2 tsp of vanilla extract
• 1 chopped banana
• 1 tsp honey

• Put all ingredients in a blender.
• Blend until smooth and creamy.
• Pour into glass, and enjoy!