How To Make Milkshakes Without Icecream: There is no problem that my children are very picky about milkshakes, and I enjoy making them too, but sometimes I am unable to make a milkshake without vanilla ice cream because I do not typically have any in our freezer.
As I suspect it is the case with many people, I usually have to buy ice cream when I am going to make milkshakes. As they say, necessity is the mother of invention.
Because I was too lazy to go out for ice cream, I tried making milkshakes without ice cream out of necessity, experimentation, and inspiration. The truth is, you don’t need ice cream to make a good milkshake.
Making a great milkshake without ice cream is not difficult. You can get an even better shake by using a quality ice cream. Depending on the quality of the ice cream, it may be better.
Three basic ingredients are required in order to make the quick and easy milkshakes without ice cream:
- Ice Cubes
- No-Fat Milk
You will find that most milkshake no ice cream recipes call for just these basic ingredients. The reality is that the milkshakes made with just these ingredients tend to be thin and watery, lack the right consistency, and let down by ice cream-based milkshakes.
Fortunately, they can be turned into something special with just a few small changes.
A No-Ice Cream Milkshake
It was a little nerve-wracking making a shake without ice cream. After all, one is just a smoothie without ice cream, right?
I decided to make it due to the demand I had received, and because then I enjoyed banana shakes my health-nut parents used to make for me and my sisters when we were kids.
The best thing about it? It makes me feel very indulgent without being overindulgent. My mother gave me the recipe. It is incredibly rich, frosty, and creamy.
Ways to Make a Milkshake Without Ice Cream
Basic Milkshake Without Ice Cream
Using ice cubes, milk, sugar, and vanilla extract, you can make the simplest milkshake without ice cream. The more fat in the milk the creamier the shake will be. Use equal parts heavy cream and milk if you want an extremely creamy shake.
When using a non-dairy milk such as almond or oat milk, you can thicken the milkshake by adding a frozen banana or mixed berries. See the section below for more information.
Using two cups of milk, 3/4 cup granulated sugar or two tablespoons of honey, and a dash of vanilla extract, blend the mixture until smooth.
Stir in 2 handfuls of ice cubes (approximately 10 ice cubes) and 2 cups of ice.
Strawberry Milkshake without Ice Cream
A milkshake without ice cream is like deconstructed ice cream. Simply blend the ingredients for ice cream to produce a smoothie-like texture. Because the ingredients for ice cream are not as thick, the flavor will remain excellent.
In the recipe, raw eggs are optional – you will see that the key word is optional. I like using frozen strawberries because I like the way they thicken the mix without sacrificing taste.
Eggs harvested from unpasteurized hens are dangerous to consume. Make sure you use pasteurized eggs from an approved source. This will give your shake a velvety smooth richness and a superior flavor.
The jar below holds a strawberry milkshake without ice cream and whipped cream on top. Malt powder is an optional additional ingredient that makes it taste even more delicious. The recipe will serve about 2 people (12 ounces each) if you’d like to share it.
I’d be glad to share my other milkshake flavors without ice cream if you love it! If you like it, let me know what you think about it!
Chocolate Milkshake Without Ice Cream
Chocolate lovers will appreciate our no-ice-cream milkshake, which is just as delicious. It’s a milkshake without ice cream made from cocoa powder, so if you prefer chocolate to vanilla, then this shake will be just right.
Make a chocolate milkshake without adding ice cream:
Blend two handfuls of ice cubes (about 10 cubes), 2 cups of milk, 3/4 cup granulated sugar or 2 teaspoons honey, and 2 tablespoons cocoa powder in a blender until smooth.
Banana Milkshake Without Ice Cream
- Put some bananas and milk in the blender.
- The contents of your blender should blend well until they are frozen, and if the blender stops working at any point, stir it and continue. If necessary, repeat.
- Add optional whipped cream to the top of the glass, and enjoy.
Greek Yogurt Milkshake Without Ice Cream
You won’t feel deprived of flavor with this Greek yogurt milkshake, which has more tang than sweetness.
We like to flavor this shake with chopped strawberries or two tablespoons of cocoa powder for an added pop of flavor. Greek yogurt lends the milkshake the thickness that ice cream usually provides.
In a blender, mix one cup of Greek yogurt, one cup of milk, and two tablespoons of honey. Blend until smooth. Combine 2 handfuls of ice cubes (about ten cubes), and 1 cup of Greek yogurt and milk.
Avocado Milkshake Without Ice Cream
What would a milkshake be without an avocado? What we mean is that an avocado is the secret ingredient to this velvety drink.
- Blend 1 avocado, 2 cups milk, 2 tablespoons honey, and a handful of ice cubes (approximately 5 ice cubes) until smooth.
- Take a container (Mixer Grinder) and add 1 cup cold (cold) milk and add 2 1/2 tbsp nutella to it.Then add 2 tbsp Icing Sugar and 1/4 tsp Vanilla extract and blend well.
- You can now add ice cubes to your milkshake according to your wishes.
- Pour it into an ice-filled glass and decorate with whipped cream.
Remember to use the pulse function on the grinder and not to over-mix.
How To Make Milkshakes Without Icecream FAQs
1. What can I substitute for ice cream in a milkshake?
Simply combine ice cubes with milk, sugar, and vanilla extract for the simplest no-ice-cream milkshake. Using equal parts heavy cream and milk will make a super-creamy milkshake — if you want a super-creamy milkshake, use fattier milk.
2. Why is my milkshake so liquidy?
You will get a runny shake if you add too much milk. When your shake isn’t room temperature, you can’t drink it until it’s made up of enough milk.
3. Can you make a milkshake with water?
You can add any flavourings (chocolate syrup, candy, cookies) to three generous scoops of your favourite ice cream. Don’t add ice because it will dilute the flavour. Adding more milk will make your milkshakes thinner.