A-Z Of Milkshakes
A History of Milkshakes..
A Milkshake is a sweet, cold beverage which is made from milk, ice cream or iced milk, and flavorings or sweeteners such as fruit syrup or chocolate sauce. Milkshakes are usually served in a tall glass with a straw, and whipped cream may be added as a topping. The Most popular milkshake flavors are vanilla, chocolate, and strawberry...
When the term "milkshake" was first used in print in 1885, milkshakes were an alcoholic whiskey drink that has been described as a "sturdy, healthful eggnog type of drink, with eggs, whiskey, etc., served as a tonic as well as a treat". However, by 1900, the term referred to "wholesome drinks made with chocolate, strawberry, or vanilla syrups." By the "early 1900s people were asking for the new treat, often with ice cream." By the 1930s, milkshakes were a popular drink at malt shops, which were the "typical soda fountain of the period... used by students as a meeting place or hangout.
The history of the electric blender, malted milk drinks and milkshakes are interconnected. Before the widespread availability of electric blenders, milkshake-type drinks were more like eggnog, or they were a hand-shaken mixture of crushed ice and milk, sugar, and flavorings.
Hamilton Beach's drink mixers began being used at soda fountains in 1911 and the electric blender or drink mixer was invented by Steven Poplawski in 1922. With the invention of the blender, milkshakes began to take their modern, whipped, aerated, and frothy form. Malted milk drinks are made with malted milk powder, which contains dried milk, malted barley and wheat flour. Malted milk powder was invented in 1897 by William Horlick as an easily digested restorative health drink for invalids and children, and as an infant's food.
The automation of milkshakes developed in the 1930s, after the invention of freon-cooled refrigerators provided a safe, reliable way of automatically making and dispensing ice cream. In 1936, inventor Earl Prince used the basic concept behind the freon-cooled automated ice cream machine to develop the Multimixer, a "five-spindled mixer that could produce five milkshakes at once, all automatically, and dispense them at the pull of a lever into awaiting paper cups."
In the late 1930s, several newspaper articles show that the term "frosted" was used to refer to milkshakes made with ice cream. In 1937, the Denton Journal in Maryland stated that "For a 'frosted' shake, add a dash of your favorite ice cream." In 1939, the Mansfield News in Ohio stated that A frosted beverage, in the vernacular, is something good to which ice cream has been added..
1940s and 1950s
By the 1950s, popular places to drink milkshakes were Woolworth's "5 & 10" lunch counters, diners, burger joints, and drugstore soda fountains. These establishments often had neon light signs, "checkerboard"-patterned linoleum floor tiles, chrome barstools, vinyl booths, formica counter-tops with coin-operated jukeboxes, a board of daily specials, a counter top donut display case, and prominently displayed behind the counter, a shining chrome or stainless steel milkshake mixing machine..
These establishments made milkshakes in Hamilton Beach or similar styles of drink mixers, which had spindles and agitators that folded air into the drinks for "smooth, fluffy results" and served them in 12 1/2-ounce tall, "y"-shaped glasses. Soda fountain staff had their own jargon, such as "Burn One All the Way" (chocolate malted with chocolate ice cream), "Twist It, Choke It, and Make It Cackle" (chocolate malted with an egg) "Shake One in the Hay" (a strawberry shake) and a "White Cow" (a vanilla milkshake).In the 1950s, a milkshake machine salesman named Ray Kroc bought exclusive rights to the 1930s-era Multimixer milkshake maker from inventor Earl Prince, and went on to use automated milkshake machines to speed up production in a major fast-food chain.
In the 1950s, milkshakes were called "frappes", "velvets," "frosted [drinks]", or "cabinets" in different parts of the US. A specialty style of milkshake, the "concrete" was "...a milk shake so thick that the server hands it out the order window upside down, demonstrating that not a drop will drip." In 1952, the Newport Daily News in Rhode Island contained a "Guide For Top Quality ICE CREAM SODAS CABINETS MILK SHAKES", which shows the use of the term "cabinet" in print. An article from 1953 in the Salisbury Times (in the state of Maryland) suggests that shakes can be made in a jar by shaking well. The article states that by adding four large tablespoons of ice cream, the drink becomes a Frosted Shake..
But that's enough History!!..
Lets get to those Gorgeous Recipes..
Fresh Strawberry Milkshake..
Makes: 4 x 300ml glasses
450g English strawberries
568ml Channel Island Milk/Rich Full Fat Milk
Â½ a 500ml tub Strawberry Ice Cream
1. Remove the stalks from 450g English strawberries and liquidise, blend or sieve to a smooth purÃ©e. Pour a 568ml carton of chilled Waitrose Channel Island Milk into the strawberry purÃ©e and blend together.
2. Add Â½ a 500ml tub Waitrose Organic Strawberry Ice Cream and blend for 30 seconds. Pour into tall glasses and garnish with extra stawberries.
Classic Chocolate Milkshake..
2 scoop(s) Vanilla Ice Cream
2 Scoop(s) Chocolate Ice Cream
3/4 cup(s) Milk
1/4 cup(s) Chocolate Syrup
Combine ALL Ingredients into a Blender and blitz until Mixture is Smooth and Frothy!
4 Cups Quality Vanilla Ice Cream
2 Tsp Vanilla extract or 1 Fresh Vanilla Bean
8 Tsp Sugar
2 Cups Milk, less for thicker milkshakes
Using a blender or milkshake machine, blitz all ingredients together until smooth and frothy!
Serve in tall glasses with a straw.
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Chocolate Peanut Butter Milkshake..
1 Cup Smooth Peanut Butter
1/4 Cup Chocolate Sauce
1/4 Full Cream Milk
Handful of Ice Cubes
2 Scoops of Quality Vanilla/Chocolate Ice Cream
Sprinkle of Chocolate Flake/Buttons and/or Peanuts
Blitz All Ingredients..Sprinkle Flakes/Buttons/Peanuts Over..Enjoy!! :-)
Handful of Fresh Mint Leaves
2 Scoops of Vanilla Ice Cream
1 Scoop Mint Ice Cream
1 tsp Sugar
1/4 Cup of Full Milk
1-2 Bananas..Choose as per preference.
2 Scoops Quality Vanilla Ice Cream
1 Tbsp of Choc Chips
1/4 Cup Full Milk
TINY pinch of Nutmeg
Put ALL Ingredients into Blender and Blitz!!
Add chopped Banana, Whipped Cream etc as per preference ;-)
Whats YOUR Favourite Flavour!?
1/3 Cup Fresh Raspberries
1 Scoop Strawberry Ice Cream
2 Scoops Vanilla Ice Cream
1/2 Cup Cold Coffee
2 Scoops Vanilla Ice Cream
1/4 Cup Milk
1 Tbsp Choc Flakes
Drizzle of Fudge Sauce
Blitz!..Drizzle with Fudge or Sauce of choice..Enjoy!! :-)
60g Quality White Choc (Green&Blacks..)
150ml Single Cream
2 Scoops Vanilla Ice Cream
Flakes of Dark and White Choc
Gently heat Cream and White Choc, when melted, leave to cool! Once chilled, blitz all ingredients and decorate with Chocolate flakes!! Awesome!