7 Indulgent Milkshake Recipes to Make This Summer

It’s ice cream season, so it’s time to indulge. Like to sip your sweets? We have some indulgent milkshake recipes you have to try. As long as you have a blender, you can easily master one of these milkshakes. Cheers to summer.

1. Peanut Butter Chocolate Milkshake

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Indulgent milkshake | Source: iStock

The peanut butter and chocolate combination is a classic for a reason, and this milkshake from She Wears Many Hats shows why. The recipe takes 5 minutes to make and serves 2. All you need is milk, ice cubes, peanut butter, and chocolate ice cream to make your milkshake dreams come true. Then it’s time to slurp.


  • 1 cup milk (coconut milk or almond milk may be substituted)
  • 1 cup ice cubes
  • ⅓ cup smooth peanut butter
  • 2 cup chocolate ice cream

Optional ingredients

  • Whipped cream

DirectionsCombine milk, ice cubes, and peanut butter in blender and blend until smooth. Add chocolate ice cream and blend until smooth. Pour into glasses, top with whipped cream, and serve.

2. Cake Batter Milkshake

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Why bake the cake mix when you can use it in a decadent milkshake? | Source: iStock

This milkshake recipe from Cooking Classy is genius. Using cake mix yields a super flavorful milkshake that’s also really fun. For a whimsical touch, finish the dessert off with sprinkles. It’s up to you what flavor cake mix you want to use, but the recipe recommends vanilla or confetti.


  • 2 cups vanilla ice cream
  • 1 cup milk
  • ½ cup vanilla or funfetti dry cake mix
  • Sprinkles (optional)

Directions: Combine all ingredients in a blender except sprinkles. Blend until smooth. If using, stir in sprinkles. Pour into cups and serve immediately, garnished with more sprinkles.

3. Strawberry Milkshake

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Cutting strawberries | Source: iStock

Use up fresh summer produce in this strawberry milkshake from The Kitchn. The malt powder is optional, but it adds another layer of flavor to this frosty treat. The next time you need a refreshing sweet to cool you down, turn to this milkshake.


  • ½ pound fresh strawberries, hulled and sliced, plus more to garnish
  • 2 tablespoons white sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ¾ to 1 cup whole milk
  • 1 tablespoon malted milk powder or regular powdered milk (optional)
  • 1 pint strawberry ice cream

Directions: Sprinkle the sugar over sliced berries and stir in the vanilla. Put the strawberries in the freezer for about an hour. Put two pint glasses  or four smaller glasses in the freezer to chill.

When the strawberries have frozen solid, pull them out and put them in the blender with ¾ cup milk. Blend until the strawberries are pulverized. Add the malted milk powder and blend.

Take the blender jar off the motor, and add the entire pint of ice cream. Stir it into the milk and strawberries by hand. Put the jar back on the motor and blend thoroughly. If it won’t blend very well or gets stuck, carefully add as much as ¼ cup more milk. Stir or shake if necessary.

4. Oreo Milkshake

Oreo milkshake

Oreo milkshake | Source: iStock

An Oreo milkshake is impossible to resist when you make this one from BBC Good Food. Your homemade treat will taste just as good as the ice cream man’s sweets, and you don’t even need to leave your house. This recipe serves 2.


  • 2 ice cubes
  • 1 ½ cups milk
  • 12 Oreos
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 4 scoops chocolate ice cream


  • Whipped cream
  • Sauce (e.g: chocolate, toffee)

Directions: Add milk, sugar and vanilla to a blender and blend on a high speed for 1 minute. Add in your Oreos and blend until well combined. Then, add your chocolate ice cream and blend till combined. Pour your milkshake into two glasses and add garnishes.

5. Peanut Butter Milkshake

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This peanut butter milkshake from Taste of Home is a great dessert option because it’s made entirely from kitchen staples. It’ll help curb your dessert craving, and it only requires four ingredients. Make this milkshake the next time you have unexpected company, and you’ll have seriously satisfied guests.


  • 1 cup milk
  • 2 cups vanilla ice cream
  • ½ cup peanut butter
  • 2 tablespoons sugar

DirectionsIn a blender, combine all ingredients; cover and process for 30 seconds or until smooth. Stir if necessary. Pour into chilled glasses; serve immediately.

6. Nutella Chocolate Covered Pretzel Milkshake

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Chocolate milkshake with Nutella | Source: iStock

Nutella lovers: this one’s for you. Say hello to this creamy shake starring the spread from Handle the Heat. The addition of chocolate-covered pretzels gives the shake some texture and crunch, making it even more satisfying. Combine your ingredients in a blender before topping with whipped cream, more Nutella, and chocolate-covered pretzels. All of your dessert dreams have just come true.


  • ¼ cup Nutella
  • 1½ cups ice cream (chocolate, vanilla, or hazelnut)
  • ½ cup whole milk
  • 2 tablespoons sweetened condensed milk (or heavy cream)
  • ½ cup chocolate covered pretzels

For topping

  • Whipped cream
  • Nutella
  • Crushed chocolate covered pretzels

Directions: Add all of the milkshake ingredients into the bowl of a blender and blend until just combined. Pour into a glass. Top with whipped cream, Nutella, and more pretzels. Serve with a wide straw or spoon.

7. Carrot Cake Milkshake

Carrot cake milkshake

Carrot cake milkshake | Source: iStock

For those who struggle with baking, this carrot cake milkshake from Every Day with Rachel Ray is the perfect dessert. All you need is some vanilla ice cream, cream cheese, carrot juice, cinnamon, and milk powder. Blend everything together, and you’re ready to sip.


  • 1½ cups carrot juice
  • 3 ounces cream cheese, at room temperature
  • 2 tablespoons plus 1 ½ teaspoons malted milk powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon, plus more for garnish
  • 1 pint vanilla ice cream
  • Whipped cream
  • 4 carrot ribbons

DirectionsIn blender, puree first three ingredients with 1 teaspoon cinnamon and a pinch of salt; blend in ice cream. Divide among glasses. Top with whipped cream, sprinkle with cinnamon and garnish with carrot ribbons.

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