There’s something comforting and soothing about a creamy milkshake. The milk, ice cream and your favorite flavor blended into a thick delight makes Milkshakes a favorite of many. Milkshakes are great as an afternoon treat, but equally great as an after dinner or anytime treat! Milkshakes are like comfort food to me. They are a soothing, refreshing, dessert, and drink all rolled into one. The milkshake flavor combinations are endless! Be sure to check out our Epic Milkshake Recipes. I’m sure you’ll find a few you will NEED to try!
Growing up, having a milkshake with Sunday dinner was the highlight of the week. My dad always called them Frappes. He used to say that Frappes are thick milkshakes. But I just found that he might be a little off base with his description.
Livestrong.com says that coffee shops across the country offer cold, creamy frappes, while the local ice cream parlor serves up old-fashioned milkshakes. Both treats are milk based and served with a straw. Milkshakes typically come in classic flavors like vanilla, chocolate and strawberry. Frappes are typically coffee or tea flavored. Like many foods, regional differences may affect the definition of a shake or a frappe.
According to the American Heritage College Dictionary, a milkshake is a “a beverage that is made of milk, ice cream, and often flavoring and is blended or whipped until foamy.” Unless you live in New England, where a milkshake would never include ice cream. Adding ice cream makes it a “frappe” drink.
Don’t miss our Cotton Candy Milkshake Recipe!
Milkshakes are one of my favorite foods. They fill your tummy, cool you down, and satisfy your sweet tooth. And, as you will see, they are super easy to make at home. You will love this Cotton Candy Milkshake– it actually uses cotton candy in the recipe.
Be sure to check out our 31 Heavenly Milkshake Recipes that will hit that sweet spot and cool you down!