I've been really craving a malted milkshake recipe so I thought I would share how easy they are to make. It only takes 3 ingredients (4 if you are making a malt) to make a delicious milkshake in almost any flavor you want. I'll talk about proportions and the many ways you can add variation to your milkshake or malted milkshake.
Step 1: Ingredients
This is kind of a rough start but really the proportions are all up to you. Want it thicker, more ice cream. Want it thinner, more milk. Want the flavor stronger, add in more syrup. It really is as simple as that.
Also, this should make a single serving (about 10oz) or two small servings. Increase for however many people you want to serve.
- 3-4 scoops Ice Cream - I know that scoops are all relative, but it really is just an estimate
- 1/2c Milk - I like it a bit thicker so I usually use more like 1/4c milk
- 3T Chocolate Syrup or whatever flavoring you want
- 2T Malted Milk Powder (optional for a malt) - usually just 1T is enough, but you can reasonably go up to 2T for a single serving - you can get this in different flavors but buying Vanilla is safe to use with most flavors whereas Chocolate is really only good for chocolate flavors
- Whipped topping (optional)
- Blender - a blender is nice for this as you get nice smooth results and it will break down any additional add-ins - a hand mixer can also be used but this won't blend up things like cookies or candy well
- Milkshake Cups - these are just nice to have if you can get them, I actually got the sundae cups you see in this Instructable at a thrift store or just 50cents each! not perfect, but nice to use
- Straw - I recommend reusable plastic straws or paper straws
Step 2: How to Easily Add Variations
There are so many ways to create a variety of milkshakes and malts. Here are just a few ideas.
- Flavored Ice Cream - just replace vanilla with your favorite flavor, you can still add some syrups in if you want, but you shouldn't necessarily need it.
- Torani Syrup - Use about 2 - 3 Tbsp with the proportions I mentioned, I used 3 to really get the flavor across, but add as much as you want.
- Fruit - blend fruits right into the milkshake, might not be a strong enough flavor on its own, but it's a great way to enhance a milkshake if anything
- Candy - if you are using a blender, just rough chop it first. If you are using a hand mixer you are really going to need to chop it up.
- Cookies - same as with candy, give it a rough chop before blending to help it along
- Extracts - about 1tsp with the proportions I mentioned but start with less, taste, and add more if you want it
- Chocolate Chips, Butterscotch Chips, etc.
- Nuts - tough chop them before adding them in
Step 3: Blending
So it doesn't really matter how you blend these, but I find it works best if you start with ice cream and then add some milk and blend.
Once you get these mixed you can see if it is too thick for you (add milk) or too thin (add ice cream).
Finish by adding your syrups/cookies/candies/etc and malt powder and blend.
When you are sure of your proportions you can just throw everything in at once and blend.
Remember you are meant to drink this through a straw, not eat with a spoon. So, while you don't want this too thin it isn't meant to be super thick usually.
Step 4: Serve
I think a milkshake isn't complete until you have whipped topping, chocolate sauce (for a chocolate shake), and cherry if you have it. Sprinkles are also fun.
Step 5: More Flavors
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