When you experience a summer like we have so far there is only one thing for it. Yes a good old milkshake to help keep us cool on these hot and humid days.
They are not only simple to make, you can literally add just about any flavour combination that takes your fancy but first let’s take a look at the basics...
Milkshake Base Recipe
- 500ml of ice cream
- 250ml of milk (you can add more or less depending on how thick you like it!)
That's it! Just place those two ingredients in a blender with any flavourings you like - syrups, spices, fruit, nuts, etc. and give it a whirl. Don't over mix - you want your milkshake to be thick. Serve immediately.
Top tip: A low fat ice cream will make your milkshake more watery so we recommend a premium ice cream and whole milk to give you the richest flavour You can use low-fat or skimmed milk, dairy-free milks - such as soy, almond and rice milk also work well.
Now on to some flavour combinations you can try...!
Here's the fun part! The flavour combinations really are as broad as your imagination so below are just a small selection to help get you on your way to finding your perfect milkshake.
Strawberry Milkshake - 200g fresh strawberries, 1 tablespoon sugar, 1 teaspoon vanilla extract, 500ml vanilla ice cream, 125ml cup milk, small whole strawberries for garnish (optional)
Vanilla Milkshake - 500ml vanilla ice cream, 250ml whole milk, 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract.
Chocolate Milkshake - 500ml chocolate ice cream, 250ml whole milk, 75ml chocolate sauce.
Banana Milkshake - 500ml vanilla ice cream, 1 very ripe banana, 250ml whole milk, 1/2 teaspoon of vanilla extract.
Oreo Milkshake - 500ml vanilla ice cream, 125ml milk, 8 Oreo cookies, 1 tbsp chocolate sauce.
Feeling a bit more adventurous...?
Mexican Chocolate Milkshake - 500ml chocolate ice cream, 250ml whole milk, 5 tablespoons chocolate sauce, 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper.
Peanut Butter Milkshake - 500ml vanilla ice cream, 250ml whole milk, 5 tablespoons of creamy peanut butter, 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Tiramisu Milkshake - 500ml coffee ice cream, 2 tablespoons chocolate sauce, 1 tablespoon mascarpone cheese or cream cheese, 1 teaspoon cinnamon, chocolate shavings for garnish.
Grasshopper Milkshake - 500ml mint chocolate chip ice cream, 250ml cups whole milk, 4 mint chocolate sandwich cookies (such as mint Oreos or maybe Viscount biscuits).
Chocolate Marshmallow Milkshake - 500ml chocolate ice cream, 250ml whole milk, 125ml marshmallow fluff, 2 tablespoons chocolate chips.
So whatever your favourite desert or refreshing fruits. The possibilities really are endless and we hope you have some fun mixing up your favourite ingredients into deliciously refreshing milkshakes for yourself, family and friends - we'd love to see your combinations on our Facebook page!
Don’t forget to visit our website to order up those extra supplies of milk! If you are feeling really adventurous how about giving your very own home made ice cream a try...!