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Vanilla Milkshake II Recipe
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Vanilla Milkshake II

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"This is a quick and easy milkshake I created a few years back while I was bartending to serve the children that ate in the restaurant - their parents loved it just as much! This is a very versatile recipe. You can change the flavor of ice cream to create any flavor milkshake you'd like."

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  • PREP

    5 mins

    5 mins


  1. In a blender, combine ice cream, half-and-half and vanilla extract. Blend until smooth. Pour into glass and serve.
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  • Note
  • You may want to soften the ice cream first for easier blending. If you like thinner milkshakes, blend for a longer time, or add more half and half. If you like thicker milkshakes, blend for a shorter time, or add more ice cream.

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Most Helpful Positive Review
Dec 07, 2003

LOL I had to laugh at the reviewer who said that kids don't like vanilla extract. They obviously haven't met my 3-year-old who goes nuts over the stuff! At any rate, this is a great recipe. The half and half really makes this shake smoothe and creamy. We added a few strawberries and bananas for another version and it turned out just as good! Thanks for the recipe!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Feb 26, 2005

VERY disappointing!! This shake is waaay too thin!!


24 Ratings

Dec 07, 2003

This was very creamy! Next time, I might add a tiny bit of vanilla bean instead of extract. All around good recipe, though. The use of half and half makes it much richer than most milkshake recipes I've tried so far.

May 25, 2010

Classic recipe! Smooth, rich, and creamy - definitely worthy of the last of my Haagen Daz ice cream. I did make mine a little thicker by using less half and half. Just like with any other recipe adjust to your tastes and you'll be sure to enjoy this cold delicious treat.

Dec 07, 2003

Kids don't really like vanilla EXTRACT.

Apr 19, 2004

This was DELICOUS! I used Vanilla Bean ice cream, as it's my families favorite, and I had it on hand. I agree, the half and half really gives this a creamy, smooth texture. I have four kids, six and under, and the three oldest did not have an issue with the vanilla extract. We will definately be making this again.

Aug 19, 2005

add a dash of cinnamon for something a little different.

Nov 17, 2004

Delicious but not very thick. Adding ice might help.


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  • Calories
  • 358 kcal
  • 18%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 15.4 g
  • 5%
  • Cholesterol
  • 99 mg
  • 33%
  • Fat
  • 30.1 g
  • 46%
  • Fiber
  • 0.1 g
  • < 1%
  • Protein
  • 7.9 g
  • 16%
  • Sodium
  • 116 mg
  • 5%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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