10 Milkshake Recipes Perfect for Summer

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What’s more fun than a milkshake on a hot summer day? Sometimes that is all you need on a summer day to help endure the heat. No need to make the drive to the ice cream shop when you can whip up these 10 delicious milkshakes right at home. So blend it up, plop down on a lawn chair and sip your sweet summery milkshake.

10 Milkshake Recipes Perfect for Summer:

1. Samoas Cookies and Cream Coconut Milkshake

Mmmmm…rum, ice cream and Girl Scout Cookies all in one. Doesn’t get much better. But, don’t let a girl scout drink this, it is not a kid-friendly beverage.


1 pint coconut ice cream

6-8 Samoas Girl Scout Cookies, chopped

⅓ cup milk

2 oz Malibu Rum

Whipped cream

Caramel sauce


Blend together milk, coconut ice cream, cookies and rum. Blend on medium until just combined and the cookies are blended in. Pour into glasses. Top with whipped cream and drizzle with caramel sauce. Sprinkle additional chopped Samoas Cookies on top for garnish.

2. Boozy Coconut Hot Fudge Milkshake

Here’s another spiked milkshake. Ice cream and Booze, the best of both worlds.


2 cups coconut ice cream

1 cup full-fat canned coconut milk

¼ cup coconut rum

1 teaspoon coconut extract

½ cup hot fudge, plus extra for drizzling

¼ cup toasted coconut flakes

Whipped cream


Blend together ice cream, milk, rum and coconut extract until smooth. Pour the hot fudge between two glasses (add some to the bottom and around the sides of the glass). Pour the milkshake into the glasses and top with whipped cream, hot fudge and a handful of toasted coconut.

3. Cookies and Cream Mocha Milk Shake

Now this is delicious and you can actually share this one with your kids.


2 scoops cookies and cream ice cream

1/2 cup International Delight Mocha Iced Coffee

whipped cream

crushed chocolate-sandwich cookies


Blend together ice cream and 1/2 cup iced coffee until smooth. Top with whipped cream and cookies.


4. Cinnamon Toast Crunch Milkshake

Now this is quite a creative way to eat your cereal.


1 cup Cinnamon Toast Crunch cereal (plus more for topping)

1 cup plus ¼ cup milk

4 scoops vanilla ice cream

whipped cream

Cinnamon sugar


Soak the cereal in 1 cup of the milk for 1-2 hours in the refrigerator. Add to a blender with the additional ¼ cup of milk and vanilla ice cream and blend until smooth but still thick. Add 1 tablespoon at a time of more milk if needed for blending. Top with whipped cream, crushed Cinnamon Toast Crunch cereal and a sprinkle of cinnamon sugar. Serve!

5. Birthday Cake Milkshake

This will make it feel like your birthday every day.


2 tablespoons vanilla frosting

1 1/2 cups vanilla ice cream

1/3 cup whole milk

3 tablespoons dry cake mix

3 tablespoons sprinkles (plus more for topping)

Whipped cream

Pound cake, cut into cubes


Prepare your cup by placing frosting in the bottom of the glass and smearing up the sides of the glass, so the glass is coated in frosting. Set aside.

In blender combine ice cream, milk and dry cake mix. Blend until smooth.

Pour into prepared glass and top with whipped cream and cake cubes.

6. The Masterpiece

It takes a real artist to do this one.


For almond pralines:

4 tablespoons butter, divided

3/4 cup packed light brown sugar

3/4 cup granulated sugar

3/4 cup half-and-half

2 cups coarsely chopped almonds

3/4 teaspoon vanilla

1/4 teaspoon almond extract

For milkshakes:

8 ounces vanilla ice cream

2 ounces (1/4 cup) almond paste or marzipan

1/3 cup milk

3 ounces praline candies

Whipped cream

chopped almonds



melt 1 tablespoon butter in a saucepan over medium-low heat. Add remaining 3 tablespoons butter, sugar, brown sugar, and half-and-half and stir until butter is melted and sugar is dissolved. Add almonds. Increase heat to medium and bring to a boil. Cook, stirring occasionally until syrup has thickened. Remove from heat and stir in vanilla and almond extracts. Stir for 2-3 minutes or until slightly thickened, then drop by teaspoons onto a parchment-lined baking sheet. Pralines should settle into smooth mounds; if the syrup is too thin, stir a little longer. Let cool until set.


Scoop ice cream into a blender. Add almond paste, pralines, and milk. Blend on medium-low speed until smooth. Divide among glasses. Top with whipped cream and chopped almonds.

7. Chocolate Raspberry Milkshake

You know that jar of raspberry jam you have stowed away in your fridge? Let’s put it to good use.


1/2 cup vanilla ice cream

1/2 cup raspberries (fresh or frozen)

1 cup milk

2 tablespoons raspberry jam or jelly

1 tablespoon cocoa powder

Whipped cream


Combine all ingredients in blender. Blend until smooth. Pour into glasses. Top with whipped cream.

8. Pudding Pop Milkshake


3 cups vanilla ice cream

4 Tablespoons vanilla instant pudding mix

1 2/3 cups cold milk


In a medium bowl, combine 1 cup milk and pudding mix, whisking until combined and thick. In your blender, add milk, pudding, and ice cream. Blend until smooth.

9. Lemon Pie Milkshake

No need for the oven to get your pie fix. It’s a no-bake lemon pie in milkshake form! Whoa!


1 1/2 cups vanilla ice cream

3 tablespoons instant lemon pudding mix

1/2 cup milk

1/4 cup lemon curd

Golden Oreos, Nilla Wafers, or graham crackers


Blend together ice cream, pudding mix and milk until smooth. Pour into glasses. Swirl in lemon curd and top with broken cookies.

10. Strawberry Shortcake Milkshakes


1 1/2 cups vanilla ice cream

1 cup strawberries

1/2 cup pound cake, cut into pieces

1/4 cup crushed graham crackers

2 tablespoons honey

Whipped topping


Coat the inside of your glasses with honey followed by crushed graham crackers. Combine the ice cream with strawberries and cake pieces. Blend until smooth. Top with whipped cream. Serve!

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