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Classic Vanilla Milkshake

Vanilla milkshake is probably the most-loved milkshake in the world. Learn how to make the best homemade vanilla milkshake that's rich and creamy in 5 minutes.
Prep Time5 mins
Total Time5 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 2 servings
Calories: 282kcal


  • 1 ½ cup vanilla ice cream
  • 1 cup whole milk
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • whipped cream (optional)


  • Place the milkshake glasses in the freezer for up to 10 minutes.
  • Make sure vanilla ice cream and milk are completely cold. 
  • Place the cold vanilla ice cream and whole milk in the blender. 
  • Add in vanilla extract. 
  • Blend for 20 to 30 seconds. 
  • Divide between two very cold glasses. Top with whipped cream and serve immediately.



  1. For a creamy milkshake, make sure you use full fat ice cream and whole milk. 
  2. For a thicker milkshake, add 1 cup of ice to the ingredients in the blender. If doing so, serve the milkshake immediately. 
  3. To make this recipe a bit healthier, use frozen yogurt instead of ice cream. 
  4. For dairy free vanilla milkshake, use dairy free ice cream and milk such as almond, cashew or oat milk. 


Calories: 282kcal | Carbohydrates: 29g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 56mg | Sodium: 132mg | Potassium: 360mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 27g | Vitamin A: 614IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 265mg | Iron: 1mg