Whoever said you needed a blender to make a milkshake couldn’t have been more wrong. You can curb your milkshake cravings, sans blender, and it’s easier than you might think.
Real talk; a milkshake made by hand will never be quite as frosty or thick as a blender can make it. But, don’t let that detour you.
You can still whip up that dreamy frozen treat by hand, and it can still be positively delicious! So, without further ado, let’s get into how we make a milkshake by hand.
Here is What You’ll Need:
*** 1 quart-sized mason jar
*** 1 ½ cups of ice cream (any flavor you like)
*** ½ to ¾ cup of milk, any percentage. Substitutions like almond milk or soy milk can also be used.
*** Your choice of add-ins
Prepare Milkshake Without a Blender
First, you are going to want to put the scoops of ice cream into the mason jar. Now, in order for the ice cream to get to the right milkshakes consistency, it will need to be slightly warmed.
It won’t be able to mix properly if it’s still too frozen. You can put your mason jar into the microwave and try to warm the ice cream up in 10-second intervals.
Every brand of ice cream has different ingredients and will warm a little bit differently, so they might have slightly different warming times.
You want the ice cream to get soft enough to gently smoosh with the end of your spoon.
So, if after 10 seconds you ice cream still isn’t soft enough, you can place it back into the microwave for another 10 seconds.
Be careful not to overheat it, or else the ice cream will become soupy, and it will lose its shake consistency.
Once your ice cream is the right consistency, you will then add your milk and any add-ins to the jar.
Your add-ins can be anything you’d like. You can crush up peanuts or cookies. You can add some jelly or jam.
You could toss in some berries. You can even add a sprinkle of cinnamon or brown sugar to your milkshake. The options are endless, and there are a lot of fun things that you can put into a milkshake.
Once you’ve got everything you want in your jar, you will close it and make sure that the lid is on tight.
Then, you will shake the jar vigorously for a minute or two. Sometimes you will find a few ice creams clumps that didn’t mix too well, and that’s ok. It can’t be perfect all the time.
If you spot an ice cream clump, you can just take a spoon and smoosh the clump down. You can even shake the jar up again afterwards too if you want to until all the clumps are out.
And voila, it’s that simple. It’s quick, easy, and so delicious. If you’re wondering about what kinds of add-ins you could mix into your ice cream.
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Here are Some Fun Suggestions
***Crushed Oreos and whipped cream (This blend makes cookies and cream milkshake)
***Blueberries and chopped strawberries (This makes a yummy berry shake)
***Chopped pineapple and shredded coconut (This can make a tropical shake)
***Maple syrup, brown sugar, and cinnamon (This makes a dreamy pancake milkshake)
***Chocolate syrup and Peppermint Schnapps (This will make a magical, minty, chocolate shake)
***Not necessarily an add-in, but rather a replacement- Replace the milk in the base recipe with coffee (You’ll make a yummy coffee milkshake)
***Butterscotch chips (you will have to melt them in the microwave, but this will give your milkshake a really dreamy taste)
***Peanut butter and chocolate (you will need to melt the peanut butter in a microwave, for this to work and mix well. But it will create an unforgettable Reese’s kind of milkshake)
***Crush candy pieces (create a candy-bowl milkshake, with a little bit of everything.)
***A tiny splash of whiskey and some cinnamon (this will make a warm and fiery milkshake)
With all of these options, and whatever else you can think of, you can take your milkshake game to the next level, and you don’t even need a blender to do it.
You can have fun mixing and matching different add-ins, different ice cream flavors, and different kinds of milk too. The choices are endless, and so is the deliciousness.