How to Make a Milkshake Without Ice Cream

Three Methods:Blender milkshakeMilkshake in a bagCrushed ice milkshake

A milkshake made without ice cream is still enjoyable. If you're out of ice cream or just isn't your thing, there are various great ways to still produce a delicious milkshake.

  • Prep time (blender): 5 minutes
  • Cook time (blending): 30-60 seconds
  • Total time: 5-10 minutes

Ingredients

Blender milkshake:

  • 12 ice cubes
  • 2 cups (475 ml) milk
  • 1 tsp (5 g) vanilla extract
  • 3/4 c (100 g) Sugar
  • Chocolate syrup or other flavor (optional and to taste)

Milkshake in a bag:

  • 2 cups (475 ml) milk or half-and-half
  • 1 tsp (5 g) sugar
  • 12 ice cubes
  • Dash of vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon (pinch) salt
  • Chocolate syrup or other flavor (optional and to taste)

Crushed ice milkshake:

  • Milk (enough for a glass)
  • Syrup or fruit of choice (to taste)
  • Crushed ice

Method 1
Blender milkshake

  1. Image titled Make a Milkshake Without Ice Cream Step 9
    1
    Measure out 2 cups (475 ml) milk, 1 tsp (5 g) vanilla extract, and chocolate syrup (if desired). Put them into a blender and mix for 15-20 seconds. This circulates the air.
    • The thicker the milk you use (2%, for example) the thicker your milkshake will be.
  2. Image titled Make a Milkshake Without Ice Cream Step 10
    2
    Put 3/4 cup (100 g) sugar into the blender. Blend for 5 - 10 seconds more.
  3. Image titled Make a Milkshake Without Ice Cream Step 11
    3
    Add the ice. This will work best with pre-crushed ice. Watch it as it blends -- if it blends too much, it will get quite runny.
  4. Image titled Make a Milkshake Without Ice Cream Step 12
    4
    Serve and enjoy. Consume immediately -- it's best when cold and the ice still gives it texture.

Method 2
Milkshake in a bag

  1. Image titled Make a Milkshake Without Ice Cream Step 1
    1
    Take a small plastic bag and fill it with milk. It needs to be resealable above all else.
  2. Image titled Make a Milkshake Without Ice Cream Step 2
    2
    Put a teaspoon of sugar in the milk. Lightly stir to combine.
  3. Image titled Make a Milkshake Without Ice Cream Step 3
    3
    Add a few drops of vanilla extract/essence into the bag. Stir the vanilla in thoroughly.
  4. Image titled Make a Milkshake Without Ice Cream Step 4
    4
    Fill the big bag up halfway with ice. It needs to be able to contain a smaller bag and be sealed. A gallon-sized resealable bag is ideal.
  5. Image titled Make a Milkshake Without Ice Cream Step 5
    5
    Put the bag with the mixture in the bigger bag. The ice is simply to get the chemical reactions going -- you won't be consuming it. It will remain separate from the milk mixture.
  6. Image titled Make a Milkshake Without Ice Cream Step 6
    6
    Add 1/4 teaspoon of salt into the bigger bag. This has to do with exothermic reactions and is an imperative step to your mixture thickening!
  7. Image titled Make a Milkshake Without Ice Cream Step 7
    7
    Shake for about 5-7 minutes, or until mushy like a milkshake. It requires vigorous shaking for the mixture to thicken. If 7 minutes have passed and it's not thick enough, shake it for a few more.
  8. Image titled Make a Milkshake Without Ice Cream Step 8
    8
    Open up the small bag and pour it into a cup. Enjoy your shake!

Method 3
Crushed ice milkshake

  1. Image titled Make a Milkshake Without Ice Cream Step 13
    1
    Add the ingredients to the blender. If using fruit, chop into small enough pieces.
  2. Image titled Make a Milkshake Without Ice Cream Step 14
    2
    Blend until all the ingredients are well mixed.
  3. Image titled Make a Milkshake Without Ice Cream Step 15
    3
    Add crushed ice. Blend again to mix thoroughly.
  4. Image titled Make a Milkshake Without Ice Cream Step 16
    4
    Pour into the glass. The crushed ice will make the milkshake both cold and texturally thick.

Tips

  • Try adding Oreos for a blast of flavour.
  • You can put a towel on the bag so that your hands do not get cold when you are shaking the bag.
  • Do the shaking outside or else the bag might pop and it will make a mess on the floor.
  • Add a big spoonful of peanut butter for a decadent chocolate peanut butter shake.
  • Add 1 tbsp of instant coffee for a mocha shake.
  • Add berries. This will bring that big blasting flavor that makes a smoothie taste delicious. The more, the merrier!
  • Add 1 very ripe banana for a chocolate banana shake.
  • If you are diabetic, you can use artificial sweetener.
  • You might want to do this with two people because you can get very tired shaking the bag.
  • Cook it in the stove to thicken it, and then cool it down again.
  • Do not use too much ice because it will make the milkshake watery.
  • If desired, add some whipped cream at the top when you are finished.

Warnings

  • Don't put in too much vanilla extract/essence or else it might get bitter.
  • This milkshake is cold, and is not thick like other kinds of milkshakes.

Things You'll Need

In a Bag

  • Big bag (preferably resealable)
  • Small bag (also resealable)
  • Cup
  • Teaspoon
  • Spoon

In a Blender

  • Blender
  • Measuring tools

Article Info

Categories: Smoothies Shakes and Milk