Food & Recipes

Classic, Vanilla Milkshake

As we start to get into the spring and the weather begins to warm up, we start looking for fun drink options to cool us down! Now you could quickly go with refreshing water or a cold iced tea, but if you’re looking for something a little more exciting, why not make a classic, vanilla milkshake?

Most people can recall a memory attached to milkshakes, whether it was enjoying one in the backyard as a child, or sitting in your favorite mom and pop cafe drinking a hand-turned milkshake. There are many different ways and styles to make milkshakes, but we like to keep it nice and simple. You’ll want to use fresh ingredients for the best results and serve immediately for the best taste.


  • Vanilla Ice Cream (Homemade if preferred)
  • Vanilla Extract
  • White Sugar
  • Milk


  1. Combine 4 cups of vanilla ice cream and  2 teaspoons vanilla into a blender. Mix slightly to combine the two ingredients.
  2. Then, add in 6-8 tablespoons of sugar, depending on how sweet you prefer your shake. From here, you can add up to 2 cups of milk to create a less thick milkshake, however, it is an optional step.
  3. Close the lid on your blender and blend all ingredients together until well mixed. Pour into tall, chilled glasses and serve with a straw!

Whether you enjoy your vanilla milkshake in front of your Valor Fireplace, or outside in the sunshine with your family, this will make the perfect treat for any day. 

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