Whip up a classic Blueberry Milkshake with fresh, flavorful blueberries and vanilla ice cream for a delicious taste of summer!
Are you craving a classic milkshake? There’s no need to go to an ice cream shop or drive-thru. We love using this homemade blueberry milkshake recipe to make diner-worthy shakes in our own kitchen in minutes!
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Ingredients You’ll Need
- Milk: We use whole milk for a creamier milkshake. Although you can use skim or low-fat milk, the milkshake will be thinner.
- Ice Cream: Since there are only a few ingredients in this recipe, we suggest using high-quality ice cream. We chose vanilla ice cream, but you can use any flavor of ice cream you want.
- Blueberries: The more flavorful your blueberries, the more flavorful your milkshake will be! If blueberries aren’t in season, you can use frozen blueberries that have been allowed to thaw slightly instead.
- Blueberry Flavoring: You can add blueberry sauce, flavoring, extract, or syrup to make the shake even more flavorful.
- Garnish: We topped our blueberry shakes with whipped cream and a few plump blueberries.
How To Make A Blueberry Milkshake
You can make classic shakes at home in minutes! All you need to do is put everything in the blender and blend until smooth. Super easy and so delicious.
Put the milk in the blender first, then add the ice cream, followed by the blueberries. Finally, add some blueberry flavoring if desired.
Blend until the shake is smooth, and pour it into chilled glasses. Top each blueberry milkshake with whipped cream and a few fresh blueberries for garnish.
Other Ways To Make It
Blueberry Crumble Milkshake
A blueberry crumble is a blueberry pie without the pie crust. Instead, it has a streusel on top, so you’ll need to make some streusel to add to the shake.
- Mix together 1/3 cup of flour, 3 tablespoons of brown sugar, 1/4 teaspoon of ground cinnamon, and 3 tablespoons of butter with a pastry knife until crumbly.
- Spread on a rimmed baking sheet lined with a silicone baking mat. Bake 350˚F for 10 minutes.
- Allow it to cool for 2-3 minutes, and then break it into pieces occasionally as it continues to cool.
- Add some of the cooled streusel topping pieces to the shake and put some on the top as a garnish.
Blueberry Cheesecake Milkshake
Add the flavor of cheesecake to your milkshake by adding four ounces of softened cream cheese and a sheet of graham crackers. Then, garnish it with some graham cracker crumbles.
Others Want To Know
Yes! It is made with fresh blueberries.
You can use frozen bananas instead of ice cream to make a shake. Blend 1 1/2 cups of whole milk, 1 cup of frozen banana slices, 3/4 cup of fresh blueberries, 4 ice cubes, 1 tablespoon of granulated sugar, and 1/2 teaspoon of vanilla extract.
Top with whipped cream, fresh blueberries, cookie crumbles, blueberry syrup, or sprinkles.
More Blueberry Recipes
- Blueberry Cheesecake Dessert – Layers of cheesecake and blueberry pie filling.
- Blueberry Cobbler – Made with a buttery Bisquick topping.
- Blueberry Pretzel Salad – Cool, creamy, and dotted with blueberries.
- Blueberry Muffins – Perfect for breakfast with a cup of coffee.
- ½ cup whole milk
- 1 pint vanilla ice cream slightly softened
- 3/4 cup fresh blueberries reserve a few for a garnish
- 1 teaspoon blueberry flavoring optional
- ½ cup whipped cream
- Put the whole milk, vanilla ice cream, blueberries (reserve a few for a garnish), and blueberry flavoring, if using, into the blender.
- Blend until smooth.
- Pour into two chilled glasses.
- Top with whipped cream and fresh blueberries.
- Add slightly less milk (about 1/4 cup) for a thicker milkshake or slightly more (about 1/2 cup) for a thinner milkshake.
- To make a malted version, add three tablespoons of malted milk powder to the ingredients in the blender.