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Did you know people have been enjoying milkshakes since the early 1900s? Thank goodness they were created, because in our opinion, there’s never a bad time for a good milkshake. While you can find them at most restaurants, making them at home gives you that extra bit of freedom to mix it up to your liking. With the right recipe and a few helpful tips, making a milkshake has never been easier. Pull out your good ol’ blender because we will help you make the coolest milkshake around, right in your kitchen!

Shake It Up

Extra delicious milkshakes start with extra delicious ice cream. That’s where our Publix Premium ice cream comes in! The rich flavors are so creamy and tasty that most of the work is done for you. Here’s a classic recipe for making a milkshake that’s never let us down:

3 scoops of ice cream + 1/4 cup milk = a wonderfully thick shake!

That recipe combined with these tips will give you your new favorite homemade milkshake!

  • Place your glass in the freezer for a minimum of 30 minutes to get a nice chill.
  • Before scooping your ice cream into the blender, let it sit out for a few minutes. You want it soft, but not runny. This step will help create a thick milkshake.
  • Don’t add ice when making your shake, as this will make it watery.
  • To boost the flavor, add mix-ins to your shake! For instance, add fresh strawberry slices to your strawberry shake or crumbled chocolate creme cookies to a cookies and cream shake. If you don’t want fully blended pieces, don’t add them until you’ve blended the ice cream and milk.
  • Turn your blender on to the lowest speed first, then slowly add the milk.
  • After all the milk has been added, stop, stir and check the thickness of the blend. Too much blending will thin out the shake.
  • Bonus tip: Don’t skimp out on the whipped cream topping! Garnish your shakes with things like fresh strawberries, chocolate chips, cookies and sprinkles. Add anything you want to use that complements your milkshake.

Here are some of our favorite creations made using Publix Premium ice cream!

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Jackie J.

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Jackie J. became a Publix associate in 2017 after deciding to take her love of food to the next level. She began working with the Social Media team at that time and she immediately fell in love with life at Publix. In her spare time, she bakes to relax and creates yummy morsels for friends and family to munch on. When she isn’t working, you can probably find her playing with her cat and dog (Nila and Oreo), at a theme park or watching a Harry Potter Movie Marathon.

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