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Three glasses of milkshake in three different flavors, all topped with whipped cream, sprinkles, and a cherry.

How to Make a Milkshake

Making milkshakes at home has never been easier. Here's how to make a milkshake that is the perfect consistency.
Course Drinks
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 0 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 1 serving
Calories 720kcal


  • Blender


  • 5 scoops ice cream about 1 ¾ cups
  • ¼ cup milk


  • Combine the ice cream and milk in a blender and blend on low until smooth.
  • Pour into a cup and garnish with whipped cream, sprinkles and a cherry if desired.


  • To make this milkshake even creamier, you can try using heavy cream in place of milk.
  • When purchasing ice cream, make sure you are being real 100% dairy ice cream. There are ice creams that are labeled as “frozen desserts” as they’re made with vegetable oils. 
  • To easily scoop your ice cream, let your ice cream sit at room temperature for around 5 minutes so it can soften enough to scoop.
  • If you find the milkshake a little too thick for your liking, add in additional milk a couple of splashes at a time.
  • To help your drink stay cold longer, you can place your glasses in the freezer beforehand. 
  • Don’t have a can of whipped cream on hand? Try making your own whipped cream. 
  • Don’t add ice to this. Ice will water down your drink.


Calories: 720kcal | Carbohydrates: 81g | Protein: 13g | Fat: 38g | Saturated Fat: 24g | Cholesterol: 151mg | Sodium: 290mg | Potassium: 737mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 73g | Vitamin A: 1488IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 491mg | Iron: 1mg