I definitely have a sweet tooth. I absolutely love chocolate. From cookies to brownies to candy bars, I want it all! But there is a classic dessert that tops all of them…milkshakes.
The dictionary defines a milkshake as a thoroughly shaken or blended drink made of milk, a flavoring syrup and often ice cream. There are many different ways you can make a milkshake and there are also many different flavors.
My favorite is chocolate. Lots of chocolate, like chocolate ice cream mixed with chocolate syrup. A lot of places serve milkshakes and the best places are local diners or places like Red Robin, but you can also make some delicious milkshakes at home. When you make them from home, you can determine how much ice cream and milk you want and you can add whatever you want!
There is just something so comforting about milkshakes, especially when you can enjoy one with a friend. My friend Natalie and I have actually made it is a routine to go out and get milkshakes or make them at home. It is a lot of fun to make them with a friend and you can even set up a little milkshake bar complete with different ice creams, syrups, fruits and candies.
The term milkshake was first used in the late 1880s and it was actually considered an alcoholic beverage made with whiskey in an eggnog type consistency. But by the 1890s, milkshakes were known as thick drinks made with ice cream and chocolate, vanilla or strawberry syrups. They became very popular in the 1920s and 1930s and by the 1950s; they were a main item on menus in diners across the country. The best is when they use thick and creamy ice cream.
Milkshakes are still very popular today and now they are even made with a variety of candies. You can add Oreos, Snickers or pretty much anything you want in a milkshake. But you can never go wrong with a classic chocolate milkshake, just don’t forget the whipped cream and sprinkles on top!