We’ve just returned from vacation to a sweltering hot New York City. It’s hot, like real hot! Summertime in the city can feel like a pizza oven, with the radiating heat off the cement and buildings, from all sides. What better way to cool down than a home made milkshake?

Here is a simple recipe for milkshakes. We use a 3/1 ratio so you can increase the recipe or decrease to suit the number of people you are making milkshakes for.

Milkshake Recipe


  • 3 big scoops vanilla ice cream
  • 1 cup of milk
  • splash of vanilla
  • 1 table spoon of sugar (optional, we prefer it without)
Chocolate variation
  • Add unsweetened cocoa to taste


  1. Put all the ingredients in a blender until smooth.

Recipe Notes: We love to use Haagan Dazs 5 vanilla ice cream, and of course I think this fancy vanilla, Tahitian Pure Vanilla,  goes well with the mild flavor of the vanilla ice cream. I bake with Droste brand of cocoa and it gives the chocolate milkshake a nice grown up chocolate flavor, rather than an over sweetened version.

July 5, 2011
July 12, 2011


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