Vanilla Milkshake – The perfect classic vanilla milkshake recipe made with just 2 simple ingredients. So delicious!
Depending on when you catch me, I might just say that vanilla milkshakes might be one of the greatest drinks ever. Every single summer, I get super into them and start ordering them at every ice cream shop I go to… which is a lot. Something about the iconic flavor is just so perfect that I feel like it is perfection in a cup.
To save some money, I set out to make the perfect vanilla milkshake at home and I was surprised with how easy it was. I make mine with just 2 ingredients – vanilla ice cream and milk. If you want to bump up the vanilla flavor even more, add in 1 teaspoon vanilla extract but I found that the vanilla ice cream gave it plenty of vanilla flavor. Now when it comes to vanilla ice cream, you can really use any but I suggest getting the good stuff or making it yourself. Not necessary but you just want to go with what vanilla ice cream will give you the best flavor.
Common Questions About Making a Vanilla Milkshake
What is a vanilla milkshake?
A vanilla milkshake is a simple blended drink made with vanilla ice cream and milk.
What is the difference between a vanilla milkshake and a vanilla malt?
A vanilla malt is essentially the same as a vanilla milkshake but with the addition of malted milk powder.
What kind of ice cream should I use?
I usually use my homemade no-churn vanilla bean ice cream but you can use any store-bought french vanilla, vanilla, or vanilla bean.
Can I make this recipe vegan?
Of course! Just use vegan vanilla ice cream (with a base from coconut, soy, almond, etc rather than dairy) and non-dairy milk.
What other types of milkshakes can I make?
There are so many options! Some of my favorite milkshakes include –
- Raspberry Milkshake
- Strawberry Milkshake
- Banana Milkshake
- Cake Batter Milkshake
- Oreo Milkshake
- Gingerbread Milkshake
- Guinness Milkshake
Looking for more easy drink recipes? Check these out!
- Vanilla Bean Frappuccino
- Strawberry White Hot Chocolate
- Cotton Candy Frappuccino
- Salted Caramel White Hot Chocolate
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