This Vanilla Milkshake recipe is SO good, you won’t believe that it only has three ingredients! Smooth and creamy and ready in minutes…it makes the perfect easy dessert!
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Who doesn’t love a milkshake, right? They’re so delish, whether you’re drinking them on a hot summer day or the middle of winter.
Even my kids are fans! They love making my Creamsicle Milkshake and OREO Milkshake recipes but until recently, we’d never made a traditional vanilla shake. It was about time we put one in our rotation!
How To Make A Vanilla Milkshake
What I really love is that these are so easy to make. Even my eight year old can whip up a batch completely on her own.
You only need three ingredients, starting with vanilla ice cream. Drop four large scoops (approximately 2 cups) into your blender.
Next, add 1/2 cup milk. I used whole milk but 2% works too.
Finally, add 1/8 teaspoon of vanilla extract. You don’t want more than that because a little goes a long way. Don’t worry if you don’t have any on hand…it’s not a deal breaker and your shake will still taste delicious.
Now, blend until your vanilla milkshake mixture is smooth and creamy, about 10-20 seconds.
Pour into a tall glass, garnish with whipped cream, sprinkles and a cherry and you’ve got the best dessert ever! This recipe will make one large milkshake or two smaller ones.
My mouth really starts to water when the whipped cream gets a little melty and drizzles down the side!
How to make a thick vanilla milkshake
This milkshake was on the thick side but not so thick that it couldn’t be sipped through a straw. If you like yours so thick that you have to eat it with a spoon, just add more ice cream or less milk (or both).
How to make a vanilla shake without a blender
Even if you don’t have a blender, you can still make a delicious shake. I found this great YouTube video on how to make a milkshake without a blender. You’ll just need a large insulated cup to get started and just like the blender recipe, the rest is super simple.
Don’t forget to print the recipe below so that you’ll have it for later!
- 4 scoops vanilla ice cream
- 1/2 cup whole milk
- 1/8 tsp vanilla extract
- Whipped cream, sprinkles and cherry for garnish (optional)
- Combine ice cream, milk and vanilla extract in a blender.
- Blend on high until mixtures is smooth and creamy.
- Top with whipped cream and a cherry (optional)
This recipe makes about 10 ounces, enough for one large drink or two smaller ones.
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Nutrition Information:Yield: 2 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 321Total Fat: 17gSaturated Fat: 11gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 66mgSodium: 132mgCarbohydrates: 35gFiber: 1gSugar: 32gProtein: 7g
This would also taste great drizzled with a little chocolate or caramel…but honestly, we love it just like this!
Want more delicious dessert recipes? Check these out…
Creamsicle Milkshake sneak peek!
OREO Milkshake sneak peek!