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This classic Vanilla milkshake recipe is SO good, you won’t believe that it only has three ingredients! Smooth and creamy and ready in minutes, you’ll get a perfect milkshake every time!
Who doesn’t love a milkshake, right? They’re so delish, and extra refreshing when that sun is beating down in the middle of summer time.
There are so many delicious recipes you can make too, from Creamsicle milkshakes to OREO milkshakes. Of course you can never go wrong with a classic chocolate milkshake either! Until recently though, we’d never made a traditional vanilla shake. It was about time we added one to our rotation!
How To Make A Vanilla Milkshake
If you like easy recipes, you’re going to love this. Even my eight year old can whip up a batch completely on her own.
Step 1: This simple recipe has only three ingredients, with the first being vanilla ice cream. Drop four large scoops (approximately 2 cups) into your blender.
Step 2: Next, add 1/2 cup milk. I used whole milk but 2% works too.
Step 3: Finally, add 1/8 teaspoon vanilla extract for a more rich flavor. 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.
Step 4: Blend until your mixture is the consistency of a creamy shake, about 10-20 seconds.
Step 5: Pour into tall glasses and add different toppings such as whipped cream, sprinkles and a cherry. This recipe will make one large milkshake or two smaller ones.
If you ask me, this creamy shake tastes even better 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 this easy milkshake recipe. 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!
This would also taste great drizzled with a little chocolate or caramel…but honestly, we love it just like this!
Love my milkshake recipes? You may want to check out these ice cream recipes too:
- Galaxy Ice Cream (no churn)
- Mint Chocolate Ice Cream (no churn)
- Peppermint Ice Cream With White Chocolate (no churn)
- Cake Mix Cookie Ice Cream Sandwiches
- Disney Cruise Blue Milkshake
- Creamsicle Milkshake sneak peek!
- OREO Milkshake sneak peek!
This traditional vanilla milkshake recipe not only tastes delicious, it's just about the easiest recipe you'll ever make!
- 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