Shake Month

Shake Month

Many Americans love milkshakes. Milkshake Day, or Shake Day for short, celebrates this thick drink many love. A milkshake is made from milk, ice cream and flavoring. However, it can be considered a’malt’ if it contains malted or powdered milk. Milkshakes are available at many fast-food restaurants like McDonald’s, Wendy’s and Burger King.

In 1885, milkshakes were made with whiskey. The original drink contained whiskey. Ice cream was only added in the 1900’s. They were originally “shaken”, but Hamilton Beach invented the blender in 1911. This made milkshakes much easier to make. The invention of more efficient refrigeration in the 1930’s led to the creation of the term “Frosted”, which made it possible to make ice cream on an enormous scale. With the invention of refrigeration and the blender, milkshakes were more easily accessible to many people.

In the 40’s and 50s milkshakes were a staple of American culture and popularized by diners. Fast food restaurants began to offer milkshakes in their menus starting in the 1960’s. Milkshakes are still very popular today. IHOP, Friendly’s and Denny’s are now the closest to a 50’s American diner that serves classic milkshakes. Vanilla, strawberry and chocolate are the most loved flavors. You can also choose from many toppings.

Make your own milkshakes to celebrate shake month! Add three scoops of your favorite vanilla ice cream to a glass of milk. You can also add any flavorings or milk you like. Blend it all together in a blender until smooth. Serve in a chilled glass. Make sure the ice cream is not too soft. Too much milk can make the milkshake hard to drink. As an alternative, you can add low-fat or frozen yogurt. You can make 4 weeks worth of delicious shakes with just a month.


Sep 01 - 30 2024


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