4 Foolproof Ways To Make A Milkshake With Only 3 Ingredients

Photographed by Nicole Maroon.
Milkshakes are the sippable version of one of our all-time favorite dessert loves: ice cream. The only catch? You can't just purchase a pint and a scoop directly into a bowl (or straight into your mouth). Because of that extra effort, we usually prefer to purchase our milkshakes pre-made and ready to sip. But if you really think about it, whipping up one of these sweet shakes at home is as simple as three ingredients and a blender.
Ahead we've crafted a foolproof at-home formula to follow for this ideal sippable summer sweet — along with four separate recipe suggestions that are all customizable to your particular tastes and even dietary restrictions. So get ready to push pulse, sit back, and stick a straw in it!
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Foolproof Milkshake Formula
1 cup of ice cream + 1/4 cup of milk + 1/4 cup of toppings
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The Classic Shake
Makes 1 shake

Ingredients
1 cup ice cream (e.g. vanilla, chocolate, etc.)
1/4 cup milk (preferably 1% or whole)
1/4 cup chocolate or candy, chopped (e.g. M&Ms, rainbow sprinkles, Snickers Bar, Reese's, etc.)

Instructions
Pulse ice cream and milk in blender until smooth (adding in more ice cream for a thicker, or more milk for a thinner, shake) — and then finish by either pulsing or stirring in chopped chocolate or candy of choice. Pour into a cup and serve with a straw or spoon!
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The Vegan Shake
Makes 1 shake

Ingredients
1 cup coconut or almond milk-based ice cream
1/4 cup coconut or almond milk
1/4 cup shredded coconut, chopped nuts, and/or cacao nibs

Instructions
Pulse ice cream and milk in blender until smooth (adding in more ice cream for a thicker, or more milk for a thinner, shake) — and then finish by either pulsing or stirring in shredded coconut, chopped nuts, and/or cacao nibs. Pour into a cup and serve with straw or spoon!
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The Sorbet Shake
Makes 1 shake

Ingredients
1 cup sorbet (e.g. raspberry, mango, pineapple, etc.)
1/4 cup fruit juice (e.g. apple, orange, white grape, etc.)
1/4 cup fresh fruit, sliced (e.g. strawberries, blueberries, blackberries, etc.)

Instructions
Pulse sorbet and fruit juice in blender until smooth (adding in more sorbet for a thicker, or more fruit juice for a thinner, shake) — and then finish by either pulsing or stirring in sliced fresh fruit. Pour into a cup and serve with straw or spoon!
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The Gelato Shake
Makes 1 shake

Ingredients
1 cup gelato (e.g. vanilla, chocolate, caramel etc.)
1/4 cup Greek yogurt (e.g. plain, vanilla, etc.)
1/4 crunchy nut butter (e.g. almond, peanut, cashew, etc.)

Instructions
Pulse gelato and Greek yogurt in blender until smooth (adding in more gelato for a thicker, or more Greek yogurt juice for a thinner, shake) — and then finish by either pulsing or stirring in crunchy nut butter. Pour into a cup and serve with straw or spoon!
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