September 12th is National Milkshake Day!

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A Brief History of the Milkshake

Ever wonder where this delicious ice cream treat came from?  Here is a brief timeline:
1885–Milkshakes were an alcoholic whiskey drink similar to eggnog served as a tonic as well as a treat.  It was hand-shaken and contained crushed ice as well as milk, sugar and flavorings.
1900–Milkshake evolved into alcohol-free drinks made with chocolate, strawberry, or vanilla syrups.  People began to ask for the addition of ice cream to the mixture.
1911–Hamilton Beach introduced the first drink mixers in soda fountain.
1922–The first electric blender was invented by Steven Poplawski beginning the era of modern milkshakes.
1930–Milkshakes were a popular drink at malt shops and soda fountains.
1950:  Milkshakes were enjoyed at lunch counters, diners and soda fountains all over the world.
2006–milkshakes are associated with creative chefs using high-grade ingredients to create unique yet nostalgic flavors.

Make Mine Chocolate!

Let’s celebrate by making ours chocolate!  Probably one of the easiest treats to whip up, you just need three ingredients to get it done.  So break out the blender and let’s get this party started!




3 scoops chocolate ice cream
Chocolate syrup
1/2 cup of milk


In blender combine all ingredients and blend until smooth. Pour into glass and serve.

Photo courtesy of sodahead.com

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