Who doesn’t love the refreshing sweetness of a milkshake?
On a hot summer day, there’s nothing quite as lovely as an ice cold milkshake made with the sweetest of ingredients. It’s definitely a summer staple for many of us, and often as soon as summer starts, milkshake season has begun.
We all have our favorite flavors of milkshake, from chocolate to strawberry to vanilla and more, and there are plenty of ways to make a milkshake at home.
Why go and pay a lot of money for a milkshake when you can make it home for much less? I’m big on controlling ingredients and being able to make food my way, so I always encourage people to learn how to make their favorite foods at home.
I think if the milkshake is one of your favorite beverages, you should definitely learn how to make a homemade version.
Now, if you have tried to make milkshake before at home, you probably used a few scoops of ice cream. That’s the easiest and simplest way to make it, but there are methods for how to make a milkshake without ice cream.
You might be wondering how a milkshake can taste like it should without any ice cream being used at all. That’s one of those essential ingredients that make up the milkshake.
I want to show you how to make a milkshake without ice cream and a blender that taste amazing. If the taste is right, what does it matter which ingredients are used?
Not all of us keep ice cream on hand pensum would prefer to make the milkshake without any ice cream, to help control some of the preservatives, additives, and other unhealthy ingredients.
So, I will show you how to make a chocolate milkshake without ice cream, or whatever kind of milkshake you would like.
How to Make a Thick Milkshake without Ice Cream
There are lots of different kinds of milkshakes you can make at home using no ice cream at all, but I want to share with you the most basic recipe first. You can use this as a base to make other milkshakes from, adding flavor as you like to make the milkshake taste just how you want it. I want to start by sharing with you a quick and easy recipe for how to make a vanilla milkshake without ice cream.
- 12 ice cubes
- ¾ cup of sugar
- 2 cups of milk
- 1 dash of vanilla extract
Now, you could mix all this together in a blender to combine it quickly and easily. This is the fastest way to mix your ingredients and make your milkshake without any ice cream.
However, you can whisk it all together if you want, or use a hand mixer. Either of these ways worked just fine. The blender will help to break down the ice and make it smaller to ensure your drink is colder, but you don’t have to use a blender make this.
There are a number of ways how to make a milkshake without a blender and ice cream. You don’t need to use either of these common components that are used in homemade milkshakes.
If you don’t have ice cream and you don’t have a blender, you can still make some delicious milkshakes.
So, hand whisking or using an electric mixer works great, but you can also use crushed ice to get that very cold milkshake sensation.
If you bought ice in a bag, or your ice machine or ice maker does not have a crushed ice option, you can easily crush your own ice. Just put the ice into a plastic bag or into a kitchen towel and cover it completely and then use any heavy, blunt object to smash the ice.
You can use a hammer, if you like, but you can also use a can of food or a rolling pin or anything else that is heavy enough to mash up the ice. Then, just open your ice into your container where you’re going to make the milkshake.
How to Make Flavored Milkshakes without Ice Cream
I want to share with you a few different flavoring ideas you can use to make a variety of milkshakes, like how to make a banana milkshake without ice cream. We are working from our base recipe here that I just gave you up above.
If I want to make a banana milkshake or strawberry milkshake or something else with fruits in it, I will generally use frozen fruit. It’s already cold, so it works well for my milkshake. Of course, the best way to mix frozen fruit into your milkshake is to use a blender.
Once again, you can do this without using a blender, though. You may want to let the frozen fruit thaw first or you can use fresh fruit. It’s up to you.
If you wanted to know how to make peanut butter milkshake without ice cream, you can simply mix the peanut butter in there with your base milkshake recipe. A blender works great for this, but you can use an electric mixer or do it with a whisk.
If you are mixing something thick and creamy like peanut butter into your milkshake, you’re going to need to be mixing vigorously. It will help to have a large bowl that gives you enough room for full wrist movement as you mix.
You may have some trouble dealing with frozen fruit, if you are learning how to make a strawberry milkshake without ice cream and not using a blender. Not everybody has a blender.
They can be expensive and can take up a lot of room in your kitchen, and I know that for some people, counter space is very precious.
So, how do you mix frozen strawberries or other frozen fruit into your milkshake if you’re not using a blender? You can use the same method as before and utilize an electric mixer or hand whisk it. Or you could cover your frozen strawberries with a towel and smash them down with something hard and heavy.
This isn’t the ideal way to make frozen strawberries or other frozen fruit small enough to mix into your milkshake, but it works in a pinch.
It’s probably best, however, to let your frozen fruit thaw a little bit before trying to mix it into a milkshake you’re making without a blender.