Recipe Review: Milkshakes from 1st Milkshake and Smoothie Recipes

Recipe Review | Prepared, written and photographed by Nathan Mattise

Original recipe from 1st Milkshake and Smoothie RecipesOverall Rating: 5

I know what you’re thinking. Milkshakes – take milk, add ice cream, maybe ice… you need a recipe for that? However making high quality milkshakes aren’t that easy. You need some idea what the ratio of ice cream to milk is or how much flavor of your choice you can add without overpowering.  There’s an exact science to it and for that we need a formula (or a recipe).

Overall Ease: 5

If you thought the Buff Chix Dip recipe was easy, meet its sibling…

“Take ingredients. Place together in bowl blender. Mix. Bake in the oven. Pour.”

No major culinary skills required here. Make sure you let the ice cream thaw for a second so you don’t strain yourself scooping.

Common Ingredients/Tools Needed: 4

The basic ingredients are very common – ice cream of your choice, milk and sugar. However, for this particular recipe (an effective one) you might require a grocery trip for the flavoring. Vanilla extract helps increase the sweetness of vanilla ice cream and a 1/3 cup of a featured flavor (maple, Bailey’s, butterscotch, etc.) can really put a milkshake over the top. It might take a little more effort but it’s well worth it in the end.

(And yes, you need a blender, but that’s not an obstacle in most collegiate apartments).

Idiot-Proof Flavor: 5

This is another recipe where it’s hard to mess up. Stick with the measurements and you won’t the risk of over sweetening, though this output is a mid-thickness milkshake so you could potentially experiment with less milk or cream to alter that. Flavor-wise, if you choose an ice cream and an additional flavor component that compliment each other, that’s the hardest single facet you’ll face. No technique required and easy compatible ingredients.

Who doesn’t like milkshakes? You can’t go wrong with the idea and with this guide you won’t go wrong with the product either.

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