The ice cream or milk-based dessert was recognized in 1885 as an alcoholic beverage spiked with whiskey. A few decades later, “malt shops” began to open serving the drink alongside their soda fountains. Before the widespread use of blenders, the drink was not always fluffy and smooth, but rather a shaken mixture. Today, the diner staple can be seen at drive-thrus, fine dining establishemts, and have even been converted to be a part of fitness and dieting programs. Here are some great milkshake recipes to dip your fries in.
By Annelise McAuliffe
1. Lychee Milkshake
Lychee is a fruit that belongs to the family of the scrap berry. Packed with Vitamin C, this treat is refreshing and flavorful, no ice cream needed. Get the recipe
2. Toasted Marshmallow Milkshake
A mixture of yogurt and ice cream with oven (or fire) toasted marshmallows blended in makes up this rich shake. Top with graham cracker crumbs and a chocolate drizzle for a complete campfire expereince. Get the recipe
3. Avocado Milkshake
Forget dessert, this blend is healthy enough to be enjoyed for breakfast. The creamy avocados and cacao nibs will make you forget that there is no dairy in the sweet drink. Get the recipe
4. Strawberry Milkshake
Simple, childhood delight this traditional milkshake flavor satisfies cravings. Top with chocolate ice cream and sprinkles to complete the carefree glass. Get the recipe
5. Vanilla Chai Milkshake
Despite being ice cream based, the warm spices in this treat make it refreshing any time of the year. The malted milk powders provides a traditional malt flavor. Get the recipe
Mandatory family outings to the Detroit farmers' market and nightly home-cooked meals cultivated Annelise's respect and curiosity for food. A graduate of The Culinary Institute of America, she spends her free time in New York City recipe testing, eating breakfast all day, and dreaming up international culinary adventures.