Easy Way To Make the Best Milkshake at Home in 2023

How do I make the best milkshake at home very easy? Many have asked this particular question a couple of times and have not gotten a satisfactory answer but worry no more as this article will comprehensively walk you down the steps on how to make the best milkshake at home.

Milkshakes are so delicious but getting them at an ice cream store is really expensive. Why do you buy what you can make? You see there’s no reason you buy when you can easily make it within some minutes.

A milkshake is just a mixture of ice cream and milk. These milkshakes are thick and creamy so you will be so addictive that you’ll be trying to have the last drop but, there’s a bit of technical involved but don’t to worry as below are step-by-step and top notch tips on how to achieve it.

Making a milkshake is super easy, all you need is only two ingredients but it can be a little disappointing to drink when the milkshake is closer to the consistency of a juice or a milkshake if you can’t get through the straw all because you don’t know the perfect ratio or do you?

So in this article, I’ll be sharing how to make the best milkshake at home and also, you can use it as a guide in customizing whatever flavor you’d like to try.

Tools in Making Milkshake

To make a successful milkshake, you need just a few key tools:

  1. A Blender
  2. Ice cream Scoop
  3. Liquid measuring cup (for milk)
  4. Measuring spoons (for add-ins)
  5. Dry measuring cups (for ice-cream and add-ins)
  6. Glasses, straws, and spoons (for serving)

Basic Ingredients For Making Milkshake

For making a the best milkshake at home, you need these items which are:

ICE CREAM – The full-fat ice cream will yield the creamiest and smoothest milkshake but the low-fat one isn’t the same. To make the best milkshake, choose the highest quality ice cream you’re able to get in the stores.

MILK – Whatever milk you have at home will serve but know that the higher the percentage of milk you add, the creamier your milkshake will be. Do you like cream? Add more milk.

MIX-INS – Make use of syrups, spreads, extracts, fresh fruit

TOPPINGS – Take your topping to the pick. For me, I like adding sprinkles, whipped cream, and a cherry.

How to Make a Milkshake

Step 1. Take your blender and add your ice cream.

Step 2. After adding your ice cream, add the milk.

Step 3. Add any flavor based on the recipe you want.

Step 4. Now set the blender to blend slowly until it turns smooth.

Step 5. Finally get your glass and pour.

How to Make Milkshake without Blender

You don’t have a blender to start your homemade Milkshake? Don’t worry because today, you’ll get to know how you can make your milkshake without it.

You can easily make a milkshake by making use of an immersion blender which is also known as Hand or Stick Blender to blend your ingredients in a large wide-mouth liquid measuring cup or bowl.

Or you can get a bowl, place your ingredients and hand-mix them. Place the ingredients in a mason jar, mash them down with a spoon and shake very well to perfectly combine. But remember to use a softened ice cream in all cases.

Do You Want to Make a Thick Milkshake?

You can easily make your milkshake thicker with just two methods.

First method: 

For you to make a perfect milkshake, you need to get the correct ice-cream-to-milk ratio.  It’s important to tamper your ice cream first for you not to add too much milk.

To ensure a thick consistency, use a full-day milk or a heavy whipping cream. Finally, remember not to add ice! For it’ll water down the consistency.

Second method:

Make your milkshake thicker by adding malted milk powder, which malted barley, wheat flour, and evaporated milk powder are all contained in it ( this becomes a malted milkshake automatically).

Finally, solid MIX-INS like brownies, cookies, cakes or frozen fruit will make its thickness be top notch.

Milkshake Recipes 

We have a lot of recipes that you can try but here are some recipes you can try out:

  1. Chocolate milkshake: This is a nice recipe that you can try for yourself and the ingredients for this recipe are; chocolate ice cream, milk, and malted milk powder (optional).
  2. Strawberry Milkshake : You can also try this amazing one and the ingredients are; Strawberry ice cream, milk, and chopped fresh strawberries.
  3. Vanilla Milkshake : Majority of us do like vanilla right? It’s a good one to try. The ingredients for this; Vanilla ice cream, Milk, and malted milk powder (optional).
  4. Banana Milkshake : This recipe is popular and also very nice. The ingredients for this; Whizz milk, vanilla ice cream and chopped banana.
  5. Mint Oreo Milkshake :  This recipe is a good one and you won’t regret trying it out. The ingredients for this; mint oreo ice cream, milk, hot fudge sauce, and Oreos.


How to Make Milkshake without Ice Cream

Most of the time we don’t have ice cream at home but we’ll be craving for a milkshake or you don’t eat ice cream but still want to take a milkshake, you can still make a milkshake.

Simply blend ice cubes, sugar, milk, and your extract until smooth and frothy. Starting with the highest fat content milk will produce the creamiest result.

Note that you can try this experiment with different flavors and by adding cocoa powder, fruits (replace ice cubes with frozen fruits), Greek yogurt or nut butter. Also, you can vary the sweetener component by incorporating honey, maple syrup or agave syrup with the granulated sugar.


  • To make a good homemade milkshake, you need to use high quality ingredients, both the Milk and the Ice cream should be good.
  • You can make a milkshake with any flavor of ice cream you wish to use and it’ll come out nice.
  • You can hand-mix, USA a food processor or an immersion blender.

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