The Best Vanilla Milkshake Recipe In The World

A classic vanilla milkshake is simplicity in a glass. In its most basic from, there are only two ingredients in a vanilla milkshake: vanilla ice cream and milk. It makes sense, then, that you should buy the highest quality ingredients you can. To truly make the best vanilla milkshake in the world, look beyond the bargain ice creams (which could be full of chemicals and fake flavorings) and splurge for something that has been made using only real ingredients.

The milk is the other half of the milkshake equation. Just like with the ice cream, you should buy the best milk you can afford. Full fat milk is also essential for a creamy, rich finish, so now is not the time to buy one percent — it's a milkshake for crying out loud!

The recipe below is a great starting place, but feel free to alter the ratio of milk to ice cream to suit your personal preference — more milk for a thinner shake and less for something a bit thicker.

The Best Vanilla Milkshake Recipe In The World
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Why does vanilla get the reputation of being plain and boring? Delight in the delicate flavor with this sweet treat.
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Total time: 2 minutes
  • 1 cup good quality vanilla ice cream
  • ¾ cup cold, full fat milk
  1. Place both ingredients in a blender.
  2. Begin by blending on a low speed.
  3. Once everything is moving around, increase the speed.
  4. Don't blend for too long — only as long as you need to get a smooth and creamy consistency.
  5. Pour into a tall, chilled glass.
  6. Top with whipped cream if you feel so inclined.
  7. Enjoy.
Calories per Serving 384
Total Fat 20.5 g
Saturated Fat 12.4 g
Trans Fat 0.0
Cholesterol 76.4 mg
Total Carbohydrates 39.9 g
Dietary Fiber 0.9 g
Total Sugars 37.2 g
Sodium 184.3 mg
Protein 10.4 g
The information shown is Edamam’s estimate based on available ingredients and preparation. It should not be considered a substitute for a professional nutritionist’s advice.
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