Make your own chocolate milkshake in minutes with this easy chocolate milkshake recipe.
Who can beat the sweetness and creaminess of a chocolate milkshake topped with vanilla ice cream and chocolate syrup? Need something to go with your burgers and fries? Chocolate milkshakes exist for this reason.
Now, the good news is that you don’t have to go to a nearby fast-food restaurant or Google “milkshake near me” to get the best milkshake. You can make a homemade chocolate milkshake in a matter of minutes with any chocolate ingredient you have on hand.
When we say “any ingredient you have on hand,” we mean you can literally “make your own” chocolate milkshake. However, our three base ingredients, milk, ice cream, and chocolate syrup, cannot be overlooked. The rest is entirely up to you! If you have oreos on hand, you can make chocolate oreo milkshakes. Is there peanut butter in the fridge? Let’s whip up some chocolate peanut butter milkshakes.
Our advice: use high-quality ingredients for our base three ingredients to make the best chocolate milkshake. Whole milk has the richest flavor of any milk. Using a quality full-fat ice cream made with simple ingredients will add a silky texture to your shake, and using good chocolate syrup will give it the perfect flavor. Finally, for the shavings, use good dark or milk chocolate.
Toppings for your chocolate milkshake can include crushed cookies like Oreos, toasted marshmallows, or candy bars. Whipped cream can be added on top for extra creaminess.
Ingredients to make Chocolate Milkshake
2 cups vanilla ice cream
1/2 cup whole milk, cold
1/4 cup chocolate syrup
1/4 cups chocolate chips as dressing, optional
Whipped cream as garnish
Shaved chocolate as garnish
Peanut butter, optional
Steps to make it
In a blender, combine the vanilla ice cream, cold milk, and chocolate syrup. If you want to use chocolate chips, do so.
Blend until the ingredients are completely smooth.
Add cookies, such as Oreos or peanut butter, into the blended shake. Mix them well.
Pour the shake into the glass right away, top with whipped cream, and garnish with shaved chocolate and chocolate chips. Enjoy!
- Use dark chocolate to balance out the sweetness of the ice cream and chocolate syrup.
- Harder ice cream is preferred because the blending process can liquefy the ice cream too much and make the milkshake too thin,
- Make a mocha flavor by replacing half of the milk with cold, strong, freshly brewed coffee and mix together. Do you need a caffeine boost? On top of the whipped cream, sprinkle some coffee powder.
Chocolate milkshake variations
Double Chocolate Milkshake
It’s a chocolate milkshake with extra chocolate in it. This can be as simple as swapping vanilla ice cream for chocolate ice cream. Adding a chocolate brownie to the shake can also add more chocolate flavor.
Healthy chocolate milkshake
Going vegan? Simply replace the dairy-free milk with almond, coconut, or oat milk. Using soy-based ice cream can also improve the flavor of your healthy milkshake. To make your milkshake as creamy as regular chocolate milkshakes, top it with vegan whipped cream and cocoa powder.