This Is How You Make the Best Vanilla Milkshake in the World

If you want to treat yourself, a creamy vanilla milkshake is a good way to do just that
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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.

Bon appétit!

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1
Servings
526
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 1 Cup good quality vanilla ice cream
  • 3/4 Cups cold, full fat milk

Directions

Place both ingredients in a blender.

Begin by blending on a low speed. Once everything is moving around, increase the speed.

Don’t blend for too long — only as long as you need to get a smooth and creamy consistency.

Pour into a tall, chilled glass.

Top with whipped cream if you feel so inclined.

Enjoy.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
23g
33%
Sugar
17g
19%
Saturated Fat
13g
54%
Cholesterol
32mg
11%
Carbohydrate, by difference
60g
46%
Protein
19g
41%
Vitamin A, RAE
64µg
9%
Vitamin B-12
2µg
83%
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
2mg
3%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
3µg
3%
Calcium, Ca
659mg
66%
Choline, total
59mg
14%
Fiber, total dietary
2g
8%
Folate, total
22µg
6%
Iron, Fe
1mg
6%
Magnesium, Mg
79mg
25%
Niacin
1mg
7%
Pantothenic acid
1mg
20%
Phosphorus, P
514mg
73%
Riboflavin
1mg
91%
Selenium, Se
9µg
16%
Sodium, Na
297mg
20%
Water
244g
9%
Zinc, Zn
2mg
25%