Easy ways to make the best milkshake ever

Making the best milkshake ever is easier than you think.

What makes the best milkshake ever? While some people like simple, traditional or classic, more outrageous milkshakes have become the trend. From creative flavors to over the top garnishes, these milkshakes impress before even taking the first sip.

Still, the taste is the most important part of any milkshake or dessert recipe. Even though people eat with their eyes, the flavor brings people back time and again.

While people can debate the best ice cream to use, one aspect of the best milkshake always rings true. It needs to be thick, creamy and delicious.

Of course, a great blender helps to get the right consistency. Personally, the Ninja Foodi Power Nutri Duo works quite well for making milkshakes. From the right proportions to the efficiency in blending frozen foods, this blender is a great option.

Still, the right blender needs the best ingredients. A milkshake is more than just ice cream and milk. That best milkshake is a combination of flavors and textures.

Recently, Ferrero shared two milkshake recipes that take two different approaches to a delicious milkshake. While both contain pieces of favorite candy bars, like Baby Ruth and Butterfinger, the milkshakes are quite different.

For a creamy, rich milkshake the Butterfinger Crème Brulee Smooth is an amazing choice. The secret to this milkshake is the use of evaporated milk. That big punch of flavor really makes this milkshake decadent. It could be your new secret ingredient to elevate any of your milkshake recipes.

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Butterfinger Crème Brulee Smooth, photo provided by Ferrero

Here’s how to make the Butterfinger Crème Brulee Smooth.

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups Butterfinger, chopped into ¼ inch pieces for smoothie
  • 1 cup Butterfinger chopped into ¾ inch pieces as garnish
  • 12 cups Vanilla-caramel ice cream
  • ½ evaporated milk
  • 1 cup whole mill
  • ¼ cup caramel dessert syrup or light brown sugar for brulee

Directions:

  • Chop Butterfinger into ¼ and ¾ pieces and set aside.
  • In milkshake blender, combined the ¼ Butterfinger, ice cream, evaporated milk and whole milk until it reaches a soft serve ice cream consistency.
  • Spread the caramel dessert syrup evenly over the top to cover, or sprinkle light brown sugar over the top and brulee with a blowtorch.
  • Spread some of the caramel syrup onto the rim of the glass and apply the chopped ¾ Butterfinger as a garnish
  • Lightly dust the top with powdered sugar and serve.

Yields 6 milkshakes

A couple of tips is you choose to make this milkshake. The milkshake needs to be thick and really cold if you choose to brulee the top. You do not want the blowtorch to melt the ice cream completely.

Also, if you choose not to brulee, you can pre-dip and coat the Butterfinger on the glass before pouring the milkshake. That method can be a little easier.

If you prefer more peanuts in your milkshake, Baby Ruth has a tasty option. Check out this best milkshake using the iconic candy bar.

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Best Milkshake photo provided by Ferrero

Baby Ruth Turtle Cheesecake Milkshake

Ingredients

  • 3 cups Tahitian vanilla bean ice cream
  • 1 cup cream cheese, soften
  • ½ whole milk, or as needed to thin out milkshake
  • ¾ cup Baby Ruth, chopped into ½ pieces
  • ¼ cup crushed peanuts, roasted, chopped
  • ¼ cup candied pecans, chopped
  • ¼ coconut, toasted
  • 8 each mini waffles, whole
  • ½ cup caramel sauce, warm, melted
  • ¼ cup Baby Ruth, chopped into 3/4 pieces as a garnish

Directions:

  • Chop Baby Ruth into ½ and ¾ pieces and set aside.
  • In a blender, combine ½ chopped Baby Ruth, ice cream, cream cheese and add milk for desired consistency.
  • Dip rim of glass in warm melted caramel and apply peanuts, pecans and coconut
  • Divide mixture into 4 serving glasses, top with whipped cream, 2 mini waffles and the ¾ chopped Baby Ruth
  • Top with caramel sauce and a light dusting of cocoa powder.

Yields 4, 16 oz milkshakes

This recipe can be modified some. If you don’t let coconut, leave it out. It is ok to change the garnishes however you want.

The surprising ingredient is the cream cheese. That slightly tart flavor brings some excitement to the milkshake. If you like a turtle cheesecake, you will like this dessert.

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