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Simple Vanilla Milkshake Recipe

When recipes are quick and easy, I’m all over it! This simple Vanilla Milkshake Recipe takes three minutes to make (including clean up) with an immersion blender. 

An image of the Vanilla Milkshake with a chocolate ribbon in the glass and chocolate chips on top! Perfect for a weeknight snack!

Simple Vanilla Milkshake Recipe

Do you come home from your day and just want to veg out on the couch? Just forget dinner and chores around the house? Sit back, put your feet up and relax with a favorite TV show or movie and just put the world on hold? I do.

I love unexpected nights like this. And what makes a good night even better is an amazing milkshake! A no-frills, basic, vanilla milkshake recipe that you can just slowly sip as you dissolve into your alter ego.

Add whipped cream, mini chocolate chips and a Pirouette Cookie.

No big blender to get out, an immersion blender works great for this. Simply blend and then wash it and it’s the perfect size for one sweet drink!

Now, of course, you can whip up your favorite flavor of milk and ice cream. Grab what you have in the freezer and treat yourself. Chocolate, strawberry, candy cane, rum raisin, mint chip – it’s ALL GOOD!

You can also spike your milkshake! Add a shot of vodka or rum and really relax! Add a dash of Baily’s or Kahula or add a shot Schnapps for some zing! It’s completely up to you how you want to make your milkshake. The point is just to make it.

Then hide from your kids or send them out with dad… or to the neighbors house… or lock them in their rooms with their video games. No matter what you do, just sit back and relax!

A photo of the Vanilla Milkshake with chocolate swirls with all of the toppings and accessories to make it.

Make a Milkshake with an Immersion Blender

OXO was gracious to send me their new immersion hand blender to try out. I’ve used other hand blenders, but I really liked the light-up feature and the handle was comfortable to use. The mixer easily detaches from the motor for easy washing. It comes with a 3 cup container with a lid, so you can make a smoothie and store half of it for later.

I'm making myself this Vanilla Milkshake for dessert tonight! It's quick and easy with my immersion blender.

A basic Vanilla Milkshake with chocolate swirls. Life can't get better than this!

Now wasn’t that fast? I made this simple vanilla milkshake recipe in under 2 minutes in real time. For me, the best part is the easy clean up and that it doesn’t take up a lot of room on the drying rack. Don’t believe me?

This quick and easy Vanilla Milkshake is the BOMB! No frills, no, crazy ingredients. Just ice cream, milk, and some chocolate for fun!

Disclaimer – OXO sent me an OXO Immersion blender to review and try out. All opinions are my own.

For more yummy Milkshake Recipes – Check out these!

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Simple Vanilla Milkshake Recipe

A decadent, yet easy, Vanilla Milkshake with a chocolate ribbon in the glass and chocolate chips on top! Perfect for a weeknight snack!

Quick and easy! This simple vanilla milkshake is ready in 3 minutes - and that includes clean up!

Prep Time 3 minutes
Total Time 3 minutes


  • 3 large scoops of ice cream
  • 1 C milk
  • Whipped Cream - optional
  • Chocolate syrup - optional
  • Chocolate chips - optional
  • Shot of Alcohol - optional


  1. Place your ice cream and milk into the 3 cup container and use your immersion blender to mix. Start at the lowest setting and then increase the speed. Mix in an up and down motion. If adding alcohol, mix it in now.
  2. Pour into a cold glass with some chocolate syrup. Add any whipped cream and sprinkles or chocolate chips desired.
  3. Remember to relax and enjoy your time out.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 411Total Fat: 17gSaturated Fat: 10gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 41mgSodium: 133mgCarbohydrates: 48gFiber: 2gSugar: 35gProtein: 8g

Nutrition information isn’t always accurate.

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Tuesday 15th of December 2015

What a tease! That looks SO freaking delicious!

Kim Beaulieu

Saturday 12th of December 2015

I need that handy dandy little tool. And a milkshake. Immediately. Your photo at the top blew my mind. It's seriously stunning.

Heather | All Roads Lead to the Kitchen

Friday 11th of December 2015

Hooray for OXO and hooray for milkshakes! Throw some malt in mine and my alter ego really comes out... ;) And yeah, your photos totally made a craving set in.

Martha @ A Family Feast

Friday 11th of December 2015

I'm drooling over this milkshake too! Love my immersion blender!

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