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Yum! Milkshake recipes

Diana De Cicco is a food editor and writer based in New York City. She has a master's degree from New York University in Food Studies. Her passions are eating, traveling, and eating while traveling.

Milkshake makeovers

A classic creamy milkshake is a childhood favorite but these cool creamy desserts can go beyond just chocolate, vanilla, and strawberry flavors. You can make extra special milkshakes with a variety of flavors and you can even make a fun adults only version. Get creative with the classic shake and enjoy a delicious and chilly treat.

Chocolate Pumpkin Pie Shake

Makes 2 servings

Ingredients:

  • 4 scoops chocolate ice cream
  • 4 ounces canned pumpkin, chilled
  • 1-1/2 cups cold milk
  • 6 teaspoons granulated sugar
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/8 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup crushed ice, more or less as desired
  • Whipped cream to garnish
  • Chocolate shavings

Directions:

  1. Combine ice cream, pumpkin, milk, sugar, cinnamon, pumpkin pie spice, vanilla and ice to a blender.
  2. Blend until smooth and well combined. Pour mixture into 2 shake glasses and top with whipped cream and chocolate shavings.

Coconut Dream Shake

Makes 2 servings

This festive milkshake is for adults only.

Ingredients:

  • 4 scoops vanilla ice cream
  • 1-1/2 cups cold milk
  • 1 cup canned unsweetened coconut milk
  • 1 small pineapple, peeled, cored, chopped
  • 1 small mango, peeled, seeded, chopped
  • 6 strawberries, hulled, plus more for garnish
  • 6 ounces Malibu rum
  • 1 cup crushed ice, more or less as needed
  • Whipped cream for garnish

Directions:

  1. Combine ice cream with milk, coconut milk, pineapple, mango, strawberries, rum and ice in a blender.
  2. Blend until well combined and smooth. Pour mixture into 2 shake glasses and garnish with whipped cream and strawberries.

Coffee Cookie Shake

Makes 2 servings

Ingredients:

  • 4 scoops coffee ice cream
  • 1-1/2 cups cold milk
  • 1 cup crushed ice, more or less as desired
  • 2 cups crumbled chocolate chip cookies, plus 2 whole for garnish

Directions:

  1. Blend ice cream with milk and ice until smooth and well combined.
  2. Stir crushed cookies into shake and pour into 2 shake glasses. Garnish each with a cookie.

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