In New England and Great Britain
milk shake ice cream which is made from milk and flavorings,
In the rest of the United States, a beverage which is made
from milk, ice
cream, and possibly other flavorings. Sometimes
fresh fruit, chocolate sauce and also other sauces are added,
along with whipped cream. In much of the New England, this
is known as a frappe (pronounced to rhyme with "cap"),
and in the Rhode Island this beverage is called as a cabinet.
At any fast food restaurants,
this is usually known only as a "shake” that is
made from ice milk, flavorings and thickening ingredients,
and other similar recipes.
In Greece, a frappe is normally
a cold coffee drink, usually consumed during the summer. It
is made using freeze dried instant coffee, cold water, ice,
sugar and also with milk.
An important factor that is distinguishes a milkshake from
simply being flavored milk is that it is generally prepared
in some sort of blender rather than being simply stirred.
There are machines available
which are specifically designed for the blending of milk shakes.
Often, these ice cream machines mix ingredients and also insert
air into the milkshake mix, causing the consistency to become
smooth and the shake to thicken up as it is blended. Some
outlets are used machines where milk and mix are frozen and
mixed together inside the container within the machine, while
others prepare and mix the shake "by hand" within
a special stainless steel cup, often known as malt cup or
The most common ice
cream flavors of milkshake are vanilla, chocolate,
and also strawberry, though other ingredients such as bananas
or Oreos could be used. A common additive is malt, which could
make a malted milkshake. Fast food restaurants and soda fountains
often sell milkshakes. Some milkshake recipes
call for ice cream in the flavor of the milkshake, while others
call for the vanilla ice cream plus a flavor additive, such
as a syrup or fruit. These different methodologies are often
resulted in a surprisingly large difference in taste, and
many people have a distinct preference for one method over
the other. Recipes which are rely heavily on fresh fruit and
made up without ice cream are called smoothies.
Milkshakes can be made from
ordinary milk mixed with powder and concentrate although these
drinks might simply be considered "flavored milks"
in most places. Common brands include Naquin and Crush. Bottled
milkshake is also common, commonly being sold in 330 mL, 500
mL or 1 liter bottles. Gulp! Fiji, Yazoo and Mars are well
known brands of bottled milkshake.
The first reference to the
term "milkshake" appeared in print in 1885 and was
contained some whisky. The malted milkshake includes the malted
milk powder (contains dried milk, malted barley and wheat
flower) which was founded in 1887 by William Horlick. The
drink was designed for invalids and for children. Original
versions of the drinks were more of an egg nod version than
what we are used to today.
The milkshake made it into
the mainstream in the year1922, when Ivan "Pop"
Coulson, a Walgreens employee at Chicago, took an old-fashioned
malted milk (milk, chocolate, and malt) and added two scoops
of ice cream, creating a drink which became very popular at
a surprising rate, soon becoming a very high-demand drink
for young adults around the country.