Indulgent Vanilla Milkshake Recipe

*By: Megan Deppen*

Photo: Bill Deppen

There’s nothing quite like a creamy and delicious milkshake to beat the summer heat. Once I started making homemade vanilla ice cream, I knew I had to try it in a milkshake recipe. My go-to is a simple vanilla milkshake that is smooth, luxurious, and anything but boring.

Homemade ice cream definitely takes this milkshake to the next level, but if you can’t make it at home, a good-quality store bought ice cream will work just fine. Amp up the vanilla flavor by adding some vanilla extract. Last but not least, add some sugar for some extra sweetness.


 4 cups of vanilla ice cream – homemade or good-quality store bought (if it’s homemade ice cream, refer to this post)

2 cups of milk

8 tablespoons of sugar – this is the amount of sugar the recipe calls for, but feel free to add more or less according to taste

2 teaspoons of vanilla extract


Put all of the ingredients into a blender and blend on high until you get a creamy and a smooth consistency. Top it with whipped cream or your topping of choice. Enjoy!

Recipe courtesy of Paula Deen.

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