Best milkshake recipes

Best milkshake recipes

Who doesn’t enjoy the occasional milkshake? Sweet, creamy and sometimes even a little crunchy, milkshakes satisfy the appetite, thirst and a nagging sweet tooth all in one ice-cold beverage.

Convenience leads most milkshake seekers to a fast food joint with a limited number of flavors and drinks made from highly processed powders. To experience a milkshake for all it has to offer, nothing beats one from your own blender, made with wholesome ingredients.

Making an outstanding shake only takes a blender, a tub of vanilla ice cream, a splash of milk and any add-ins or flavors your heart desires, like fresh fruit, chocolate sauce or even some decadent baked goods from Mother Rucker’s. You’ll also want to let the ice cream sit on the counter for a few minutes to soften up (but not melt!) for best results.

The Basic Shake
Drop three scoops of vanilla ice cream and a splash of cold milk (about 1/4 cup) into a blender. You can always add more milk after blending the shake to achieve the right texture. Switch the blender on high and blend the shake until it reaches a smooth consistency. Add any toppings or mix-ins you have on hand.

The Chippies Shake
Mother Rucker’s Sweets makes uncommonly good baked treats. So what happens when you add a Chippie and a little chocolate syrup to your basic shake? You get a satisfying chocolate Chippie shake. Start with the basic shake, add a tablespoon of chocolate syrup and one or two Mother Rucker’s Chippies, broken into pieces. Blend in the cookies for about 10 seconds, or until the Chippies are well distributed. Serve in a frosty glass and enjoy.

The Brownie Shake
As with the Chippies shake, add a Mother Rucker’s Deluxe Chocolate Brownie to the basic shake and blend it in until it’s mixed throughout. Pour it into a glass and top with brownie chunks and some chopped nuts.

The Lemon Brittle Shake
Start with the basic shake and add a handful of Lemon Cookie Brittle cookies for a lemony-sweet edge. Blend thoroughly and serve.

Non-Dairy Alternative
For a low cholesterol shake, substitute the ice cream and milk with almond milk, soy milk or coconut milk alternatives. The dairy-free ice cream may need to soften a little longer than the dairy version, but the end result will please just as well.

Shake it up!