Milkshakes are beverages made by blending cream and milk with other ingredients added for color and flavor.
Classic Vanilla Milkshake
- 2 cups (480ml) vanilla ice cream
- 1 cup (240ml) whole milk
- 1/4 cup (60ml) half & half
- 2 1/2 tablespoons (35g) sugar
- 1/8 teaspoon vanilla extract
Pour the milk, ice cream, and half & half in a blender and partially blend, then add the sugar and flavoring until thoroughly mixed.
- 2 c. vanilla ice cream
- 1 c. milk
- about 6-8 Oreo cookies
- Put ice cream in a cup and add a little milk (for thicker) and more milk (for less thick).
- Mix with a spoon until its smooth. If your cup is not filled to your desire add more ice cream and milk.
- Crush Oreos into a desired size. Put into milkshake and stir until thoroughly mixed in.
- Add anything else to the top such as "magic shell" or whipped cream and sprinkles
Serves: 1 or 3 if you want to share
- 1 large or 2 small bananas
- vanilla ice cream
Blend the banana, ice cream and sugar, add milk until you find your desired consistency, and blend again till smooth and creamy.
An optional but tasty addition is to add a pinch of cinnamon as well.
The Super Foamy is a highly viscous milkshake with a smooth, airy texture. It is low-fat and, for a shake, high-fiber. Best of it all, due to its thickness it's easy to eat one's fill on a single portion. With the prototype recipe provided here, variations can be made by adding different flavors such as vanilla, banana or strawberry.
- 1 teaspoon locust bean gum powder (2 grams)
- 1 tablespoon inulin powder (10 grams)
- 2 tablespoons sweet whey powder (10 grams)
- 200 ml skimmed milk (0.1 % fat)
- Mix the locust bean gum powder, inulin powder and the sweet whey powder together.
- Add the resulting powder to the skimmed milk.
- Using an electric mixer, whip for 2 minutes until the product has turned to a fine foam. While whipping, move the whisks up and down so that air gets whipped under the shake.
- Add the syrup or flavor of your desire.
- When using cocoa powder for creating a chocolate milkshake, do not use the mixer to spread the flavor but use a spoon instead. The fat in the powder could cause the foam to collapse.
- Artificial sugar substitutes are best for giving the shake a sweet taste.
- One serving equals approximately 700 ml in volume and 104 kcal in energy.
- The locust bean gum acts as the thickening agent.
- The inulin gives the shake a smooth, "mouthful" texture.
- Any sources of fat must be excluded for the foam to build up. Therefore, the milk must be very low fat.
- Whey drink powders are readily available on the market. They contain around 95 % sweet whey powder with flavor and sweeteners added. They can be used to substitute the pure sweet whey powder.
- The sweet whey powder (along with the milk) acts as the component producing the foam. Instead of the sweet whey powder you can use a fresh egg white from a medium sized egg.
- 3 cups vanilla ice cream
- 1 cup chocolate milk
- 2 or 3 heaping tablespoons chocolate powder
- 2 medium sized chocolates
Pour all ingredients into the blender and blend until well mixed. Ice cream and chocolate milk can be added to change the consistency. Crushed Oreo cookies can be added after blending if desired.