Let's be real about dessert for a second. Breakfast may be the most important thing we eat all day, but dessert is certainly the most fun. From cookies to cakes to rich mousses and frozen treats, there are few limits to the options a person has when hitting the dessert line, and while ice cream may be considered a more of a summertime thing, we think the milkshake deserves a place in our hearts (and stomachs) all year long. It’s time to get rid of the notion that cold treats are only acceptable during the warm months; because why put a time limit on something so delicious?
There are tricks to making the perfect, decadent milkshake. Throwing a scoop of vanilla from the carton into a blender with a splash of milk won't cut it. Let's start with the ice cream. If you are looking to make an amazing milkshake, the ice cream has to be top-quality; don't skimp and grab the cheap stuff. Milkshakes are meant to be luxurious, so be sure to get a luxurious, rich ice cream. Another tip: go easy on the milk. Think of it like salt in your savory cooking; you can always add more milk if you need it. An ideal shake should be semi-thick. You don't want to feel like you’re going to suck your brains out trying to get your treat though the straw, but anything too runny would be like soup.
As far as flavor goes, experiment. Vanilla ice cream is a classic milkshake staple and serves as an amazing blank canvas for adding any and all sorts of treats, from candy bars to cereal. Creativity is key when it comes to whipping up a good shake, so consider straying from classic vanilla. Grab some chocolate, peanut butter, or fruit-flavored ice cream. Let your creative juices flow. Need some inspiration? Check out this slideshow for 10 different sipable desserts you must get your hands on. Straws at the ready!
Bourbon Pumpkin Pie Milkshake
It’s totally okay to booze up your milkshake. This bourbon pumpkin pie shake is perfect for the fall season, with lots of warm, spicy flavors and a nice kick from the bourbon.
Chocolate Cheesecake Milkshake
Who says you can’t shove cake into a blender with some ice cream? No one. Get to it with this chocolate cheesecake shake.