Friday, September 12th is National Chocolate Milkshake day (yes it really exists) and today we will celebrate this deliciously rich dessert by taking a look at it’s history while sharing with you our favorite milkshake recipes!
- Fact: milkshakes used to be an alcoholic drink! It was first described in 1885, as “a sturdy, healthful eggnog type of drink, with eggs, whiskey, etc., served as a tonic as well as a treat”. Here’s how you can make your own bourbon chocolate milkshake.
- The first commercial milkshake was actually sold in Walgreens under the name “Horlicks Malted Milk” and was made by simply adding 2 scoops of vanilla ice cream into a chocolate milk and chocolate syrup mixture. Now make your own Chocolate Malt Milkshake complete with malt milk powder
- A “frost”in the 1930s was slang for anything added to ice cream. So for example, a coffee frost, is coffee blended with scoops of ice cream. Want an afternoon pick me up? Try this recipe for Nutella Coffee Milkshake
- If you order a “Shake One in the Hay” in a restaurant in Ohio, you’d get a delicious Strawberry Milkshake. Mmmm! Go make your own Frosty Strawberry and Cream Milkshake
- And that takes us to the present day, the perfect trio: Hamburger, fries, and a thick frothy milkshake! Recipe: Classic Vanilla Milkshake
What are you waiting for, go make yours today!