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Strawberry, vanilla, and chocolate milkshake recipes in clear glasses.

Milkshake Recipes Cheat Sheet

Your milkshake recipes cheat sheet. Make almost any milkshake with vanilla ice cream and a few simple ingredients.
Course Dessert, Drinks
Cuisine American
Prep Time 7 minutes
Total Time 7 minutes
Servings 1 to 2 milkshakes
Calories 257kcal
Author Tracy


Milkshake Base

  • cups ice cream about 3 large scoops, slightly softened
  • ½ to ¾ cup milk any percentage

Vanilla Milkshake

  • Seeds scraped from ½ vanilla bean or 1 teaspoon real vanilla extract

Chocolate Milkshake

  • 3 tablespoons chocolate sauce

Banana Milkshake

  • 1 large banana
  • ¼ teaspoon vanilla extract

Strawberry Milkshake

  • ¾ cup chopped strawberries
  • 1 tablespoon granulated sugar

Oreo Milkshake

  • 4 Oreos
  • 1 additional Oreo broken into pieces for topping

Coffee Milkshake

  • 1 teaspoon to 1 tablespoon instant coffee or espresso powder

Caramel Milkshake

Dulce de Leche Milkshake


  • In a blender, combine ice cream, milk, and any mix-ins, and blend until pourable.
  • Pour into a glass, top with whipped cream if desired, and enjoy!


*Use ½ cup milk for a thicker shake, ¾ for a thinner one.
This will make approximately to 2 cups, enough for one restaurant-sized shake or two smaller ones. 
Approximate nutritional information is for two vanilla milkshakes. 


Serving: 1milkshake | Calories: 257kcal