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It’s Yummy Chocolate Milkshake Time!

What better way to say goodbye to summer than with a fun holiday. Chocolate milkshake day is September 12. It’s yummy chocolate milkshake time!

The origin of the chocolate milkshake dates back to 1885 when the word milkshake first appeared in print. Milkshakes back then were definitely different from todays. Today a milkshake usually includes chocolate and ice cream. Back then it included whiskey and eggs and was more like egg nog than what we know now.


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For your first chocolate milkshake recipe let’s start by keeping it simple. This Hershey’s chocolate milkshake has only 3 ingredients. You’ll need 1/4 c. Hershey’s chocolate syrup, 2 cups vanilla (or chocolate) ice cream, and 1/2 c. milk. Combine all the ingredients together in a blender and blend until smooth. BOOM! Chocolate milkshake!

Breakfast Chocolate Milkshake

If you want to celebrate chocolate milkshake day in the morning then this breakfast shake is for you. To breakfast it up this shake has spinach, frozen strawberries, and frozen bananas. Your chocolate kick comes in the form of cocoa powder. So no guilt with this milkshake and having your chocolate first thing in the morning.

County Fair Chocolate Milkshake

This recipe only has 2 ingredients! The vanilla ice cream is still there (3 scoops). Next comes the milk but this time use chocolate milk. This eliminates the need for the chocolate syrup. Unless you want to go SUPER chocolatey and then you can also use chocolate ice cream. Once again you combine the ice cream and milk in a blender until smooth and you have yourself a milkshake.

Lactose Free

Have no fear my dairy-free friends there is a milkshake for you too. This recipe from Island Picnic starts with a whole frozen banana (cut into slices). Toss it into the blender with 1/2 cup non-dairy milk (almond, coconut, etc.). Last but definitely not least you need some chocolate. Add 2 tablespoons of chocolate syrup (like Hershey’s). Blend it all together and you’ve got yourself a dairy-free chocolate milkshake to celebrate with.

Protein Packed Chocolate Milkshake

This milkshake may be closer to just a plain old shake but for those of you who want some protein in your treat this shake is for you. Your chocolate flavor for this shake will come from cocoa powder as well as a chocolate protein powder. Add some frozen banana, almond milk, vanilla, and a tasty nut butter and you have yourself a healthy shake for September 12. For the full recipe go to Chelsea’s Messy Apron.

Fast Food Chocolate Milkshakes

If grabbing your chocolate milkshake from a restraunt is more your speed then you are in luck. has taste tested shakes from a variety of fast food chains and has rated them to help you decide which shake to try on the big day.

Take advantage of a day to eat a sweet treat. Whether you make your own, go lactose free, or grab it at a drive thru. Indulging in a chocolate milkshake on September 12 is a must. It’s yummy chocolate milkshake time!

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