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

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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
384
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
20g
31%
Sugar
37g
N/A
Saturated Fat
12g
62%
Cholesterol
76mg
25%
Protein
10g
21%
Carbs
40g
13%
Vitamin A
240µg
27%
Vitamin B12
1µg
22%
Vitamin B6
0.1mg
6.5%
Vitamin C
0.8mg
1.3%
Vitamin D
3µg
1%
Vitamin E
0.5mg
2.6%
Vitamin K
0.9µg
1.2%
Calcium
376mg
38%
Fiber
0.9g
3.7%
Folate (food)
16µg
N/A
Folate equivalent (total)
16µg
4%
Iron
0.2mg
1%
Magnesium
37mg
9%
Monounsaturated
5g
N/A
Niacin (B3)
0.3mg
1.6%
Phosphorus
292mg
42%
Polyunsaturated
1g
N/A
Potassium
504mg
14%
Riboflavin (B2)
0.6mg
36.8%
Sodium
184mg
8%
Sugars, added
28g
N/A
Thiamin (B1)
0.1mg
9.2%
Zinc
2mg
11%