Apr 4, 2016

4 Ways to Make a Milkshake without Ice Cream

Not everyone has a container of ice cream in their freezer. The next time you or your kids crave a milkshake, but you have no ice cream, no worries, I’ve got a few milkshake recipes that are even more delicious that those with ice cream.

When it comes to milkshakes, the ingredient list can be totally unpredictable. From a 3-ingredient milkshake to an amazingly unique milkshake with heavy cream, raw cacao powder and fresh berries, you will certainly find something for yourself or your little ones. Check out some ideas below:

1. Super easy yet tasty milkshake

If all you have in your kitchen is milk and sugar, you can still create a delicious milkshake that will satisfy your sweet tooth. Whether you have a new expensive blender or an old whisk, blend those two ingredients together to get a wonderful milkshake. Sure, it will not be as creamy as a milkshake with vanilla ice cream, but still you will like it.

2. Super creamy milkshake

If you also have a cup of heavy cream in the fridge, combine it with a cup of milk, ¼ cup sugar, and ice cubes or frozen berries and blend until smooth. You will get a super creamy milkshake without ice cream in a jiffy. You can use honey instead of sugar, or skip sugar at all to get an almost skinny milk drink, depending on what cream you use.

3. Chocolate milkshake

Blend milk, heavy cream (optional), banana, sugar (optional) and a raw cacao powder until smooth. This milkshake helps to boost energy and fight chocolate cravings. Add 5-6 ice cubes to your drink and you will get a refreshing summer cocktail to enjoy by the pool. If you do not have cacao, try adding coffee to your milkshake.

4. Banana milkshake

Ripe bananas are perfect for smoothies and milkshakes without heavy cream and ice cream. They give the consistency typical of milkshakes with ice creams and make your milkshake incredibly healthy. Combine two ripe bananas or one big one, a cup of milk, maple syrup, honey or sugar and blend until smooth. Ice cubes are optional.

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When you use healthy ingredients, milkshakes without ice creams become healthy drinks that you can enjoy anytime you crave something sweet. Most store-bought ice creams are loaded with added sugars and chemical additives that can affect your health, not to mention your waistline. Even light ice creams contain more sugar than regular ice creams.

Apart from health benefits, making milkshakes without ice creams can help you save money. If you have children and are short on cash, get creative. Experiment with what you already have in your fridge and pantry to create new milkshakes for your little ones. Be sure to share your most creative ideas with us.

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