Easy recipes for milkshakes include the fresh strawberry milkshake recipe from Real Simple, the Black Forest milkshake recipe by Martha Stewart and the malted vanilla milkshake recipe from Epicurious. All of these recipes require the use of a blender.
To prepare strawberry milkshakes, remove the green tops from 1 pound of strawberries. Place the strawberries in a blender, along with 1 pint of vanilla ice cream and 1/2 cup of milk. Process the mixture until it becomes almost completely smooth, leaving some small chunks of strawberries intact to impart texture to the beverage. Distribute the milkshake amongst four glasses, and serve.
Make the Black Forest milkshake by combining 1 pint of slightly softened chocolate ice cream with 1 cup of frozen cherries, 1 cup of milk and 1/2 cup of chocolate chips in a blender. Whiz the ingredients together until the mixture becomes smooth and thick. Pour the milkshake into four glasses, and serve.
To make malted vanilla milkshakes, crush 1/4 cup of malted milk balls, and set them aside. Mix 3/4 cup of milk with the seeds from 1 vanilla bean in a blender. Add 2 1/4 cups of vanilla ice cream and 2 tablespoons of malted milk powder, and blend everything together to form a creamy beverage. Serve the milkshake in two chilled glasses, and garnish the drinks with the reserved malted milk ball crumble.