Smooth, creamy, frothy, these are just a few of the descriptions that run through our heads when we indulge in that all-time popular frozen confection: the chocolate milkshake. It seems like the rise of the chocolate milkshake came at the same time that drugstores of old began selling soda fountain drinks consisting of a scoop of ice cream with tantalizing flavors added.
It was inevitable, I guess, that once chocolate syrup was poured over ice cream in a dish, that it would one day wind up in a glass. For the past forty years or so, millions of people have enjoyed a frosty chocolate milkshake as part of a traditional fast food meal of hamburger and French fries. Of course, it’s just as delicious all by itself, but the fast food restaurants have caught on to our absolute love for the chocolate shake.
What happens if you wake up from a nice nap and experience a craving for a frosty chocolate milkshake? That’s right, you need to make one right then and there. Luckily, there are some great easy-to-make recipes for making a homemade chocolate milkshake that will help to satisfy your thirsty tastebuds.
The three recipes below are all variations of the basic chocolate milkshake. I suggest you try them all, since it’s hard to pick a favorite.
=> Chocolate Milkshake Recipe: Chocolate Cherry Milkshake
What can you say about a chocolate milkshake that features cherries except, mmmm.
4 scoops vanilla ice cream or frozen yogurt
3/4 cup cold milk
1/4 cup chocolate syrup
3 maraschino cherries, stems removed
Whipped topping & additional cherry
Place ice cream, milk, chocolate syrup and cherries in blender. Blend until smooth. Garnish with whipped topping and cherry.
=> Chocolate Milkshake Recipe: Chocolate Cheesecake Milkshake
This is the most decadent of all four chocolate milkshake recipes. If you are on a diet, please move along; nothing to see here. If you could care less about calories – enjoy!
1/2 oz. pkg. cream cheese
2 cups milk
6 scoops chocolate ice cream
Place cream cheese and 1 cup milk in a blender. Blend until smooth. Place the remaining milk and ice cream in blender, and continue to blend until smooth.
=> Chocolate Milkshake Recipe: Chunky Monkey Milkshake
This is a delicious milkshake that will have you swinging from the trees and making funny noises. Okay, that’s an exaggeration, but you’ll definitely feel happy with every sip.
3 scoops vanilla ice cream
2 tablespoons chocolate chips
1 tablespoon instant coffee
2 tablespoon chocolate syrup
1 cup milk
1 teaspoon vanilla
Blend on medium for 1 minute.
=> Chocolate Milkshake Recipe: Whoppers Malt Milkshake
You remember how much you loved Whoppers candy as a kid. Whoppers are famous for their chocolate malt flavor. I bet you ate plenty of them while you were at the movie theatre. Here’s your chance to enjoy that same malted milkball taste in the form of a milkshake. Guaranteed to temporarily bring you back to some fun childhood memories.
2 – 3 scoops vanilla ice cream or frozen yogurt
1/3 cup cold milk
3 tablespoons chocolate malt syrup
Whipped cream topping
Place ice cream, milk and chocolate malt syrup in blender. Blend until smooth. Garnish with whipped topping and cherry.