Our 18 Best Milkshake Recipes

From refreshing and fruity to sweet and decadent, these best-loved milkshakes are sure to keep your taste buds happy!

When you’re looking for a sweet frozen treat, look no further than these top milkshake recipes we swear by. These are simple to make as long as you have a strong blender and plenty of ice. If you need a refresher on how to make them, check out our guide on how to make a milkshake.

From fruity options like strawberry and lemon, to more unique concoctions like a refreshing date milkshake, this collection has something for everybody!

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Thick Strawberry Shakes

You’ll love this thick and rich treat that will remind you of a malt shoppe! After all, nothing says summertime more than a strawberry milkshake.
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Thin Mint Milkshake

If you’ve ever tried the Girl Scout cookie, you are bound to love this summer treat too! This fun colored shake is minty, refreshing and oh-so-sweet.
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Peanut Butter Milkshakes

If you’re in a pinch, this easy milkshake can be put together with just a few ingredients you most likely already have in your cupboard. If you love peanut butter cups, we know you will love this just as much (if not more!)
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Creamy Lemon Milkshakes

With simple ingredients like lemon sorbet and vanilla ice cream, this shake is simply delicious. You will love the rich lemon flavor coming from the lemon zest, and the creamy vanilla flavor coming from the vanilla extract.
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Date Shake

With the richness and sweetness coming from the dates, this shake is equally as sweet as it is refreshing. If you are looking for a unique and easy-to-make shake, this is it. It only has four ingredients so you can sip away in no time.
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Strawberry Cream Floats

When summertime is approaching, you simply can’t go wrong with fresh strawberries. This creamy float full of sliced strawberries offers everyone a treat to cool down with when it gets too hot.
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Banana-Almond Milkshakes

For a lighter version of this creamy milkshake, substitute a tablespoon of unsweetened cocoa powder for the chocolate chips. Kids and adults will love this summertime favorite that will drive you bananas!
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Pineapple Colada Shake

This frothy, refreshing coconut and pineapple shake is sinfully delicious! If you aren’t going on a vacation this summer, this drink should do the trick. Take a sip of this tropical shake and you will feel like you’re in paradise.
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Makeover Nutty Monkey Malts

Get all the flavor of a classic diner milkshake with only a fraction of the calories and fat. Flavored with peanut butter and bananas, this is one drink the kids will go crazy for!
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Spiced Pumpkin Coffee Shakes

If you’re a fan of the cult favorite Pumpkin Spiced Latte, then you’re going to love this one too (if not more). With the sweetness from the canned pumpkin and slight spice from the pumpkin spice, this sweet treat is bound to be a fall favorite.
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Eggnog Shakes

Although this shake is made with fat-free ingredients, it retains the thick creamy consistency of the classic Christmas beverage. Bottoms up!
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Makeover Chocolate-Covered Strawberry Milkshake

Chocolate covered strawberries are indulgent, romantic and perfectly satisfying. This shake is decadent and refreshing, perfect for a summertime date night with your partner.
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copycat Wendy's chocolate frosty in a clear glass with a dotted paper straw
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Copycat Wendy’s Frosty

It’s not quite a fast-food milkshake or soft serve, but a Frosty is the perfect partner for fast food fries. You can make a Wendy’s Frosty recipe at home—and I’m happy to report it’s a spot-on copycat!

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Peachy Buttermilk Shakes

The tang of buttermilk blended with sweet fresh peaches makes this shake refreshing just in time for summer. Feel free to add fresh sliced peaches and whipped cream on top for a fun touch!
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S’mores Milkshake

If you’re in the mood to sit by a campfire and toast some marshmallows, all you need to do is whip up this tasty s’mores shake. With marshmallows, chocolate and crushed graham crackers, this sweet treat is perfectly indulgent.
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Strawberry-Peach Milkshakes

When you think of summertime, peaches and strawberries are popular fruit options during the hotter months. This shake is not only refreshing, but the fresh fruit adds a wonderful light flavor without being too sweet.
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Copycat McDonald’s Shamrock Shake

The Shamrock Shake is usually available at McDonald’s in February and March, but with this recipe you can make it any time of the year. With the peppermint extract, this sippable shake is fresh and minty.
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