Chocolate Milkshake Recipe

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This thick and creamy chocolate milkshake recipe is easy to make in 5 minutes with only 4 ingredients! It’s rich and chocolatey and even more delicious than your favorite ice cream shop!

chocolate milkshake in two glasses with whipped cream and chocolate sprinkles


After my daughter and I went to NYC and paid $25 for a fancy milkshake (no, I’m not exaggerating), we came home determined to create a delicious homemade chocolate milkshake recipe for a fraction of the price.

This chocolate milkshake is the most delicious shake we’ve ever had. It has a rich chocolate flavor (from both chocolate ice cream & chocolate syrup), is thick and creamy.

Plus, this recipe is so easy to make in 5 minutes! I love that I get to make it with organic ingredients and skip any artificial flavors, preservatives, etc. Top it with some homemade whipped cream and chocolate sauce for a fun and delicious dessert!

a spoon taking a scoop of chocolate milkshake in a glass

Chocolate Milkshake Recipe: Ingredients & Substitutions

overhead photo of the ingredients in this Chocolate Milkshake Recipe
  • Whole milk. heavy cream or half and half are great substitutes for whole milk.
  • Chocolate ice cream. use your favorite variety.
  • Chocolate Syrup. I suggest organic chocolate syrup. You can make your own homemade chocolate sauce as well!
  • Vanilla extract. Vanilla bean paste can be used in place of extract.
chocolate milkshake in two glasses with whipped cream and chocolate sprinkles

How to Make a Chocolate Milkshake

This recipe is very easy to make – as always we’ll walk through the steps together, and don’t forget to watch the video.

Begin my removing the chocolate ice cream from the freezer about 5 minutes before making this recipe for it to soften slightly.

I suggest using a high-powered blender (Vitamix) to make this chocolate milkshake.

how to make a chocolate milkshake - ingredients in a blender before blending

Once the ice cream is slightly soft, put the ingredients in the order listed in the container of a blending container, breaking up the ice cream as you add it to the blender (for easier blending).

how to make a chocolate milkshake - ingredients in a blender before blending

Then, blend, staring on low speed and increasing to high, for 15-20 seconds for a thick milkshake. Do not over blend or it will be runny.

how to make a chocolate milkshake - ingredients in a blender after blending

Serve

Pour into 2 to 4 glasses depending on how much you want each person to enjoy! Top the chocolate milkshakes with whipped cream, chocolate sprinkles, extra chocolate sauce, etc.

chocolate milkshake being poured from a blender container to a glass with a rim of chocolate sprinkles

Store/Freeze

I doubt you will have any leftover chocolate shake, but if you do, you can store it in the freezer for up to 1 week in a glass jar. Let it thaw enough to drink in the refrigerator for 1-2 hours before drinking.

chocolate milkshake in a glass topped with whipped cream and chocolate sprinkles

Chocolate Milkshake Recipe FAQS

What is a chocolate milkshake made of?

This recipe is made with 4 ingredients – milk, chocolate ice cream, chocolate sauce and vanilla!

How do you keep a milkshake thick?

Use cold ingredients and do not over-blend the mixture.

Can I double this recipe?

Yes, you can easily double or even triple this recipe!

two chocolate milkshakes in a glass topped with whipped cream and chocolate sprinkles

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Chocolate Milkshake Recipe

Laura
This thick and creamy chocolate milkshake recipe is easy to make in 5 minutes with only 4 ingredients! It's rich and chocolatey and even more delicious than your favorite ice cream shop!
5 from 1 vote
Course Dessert, Drinks
Cuisine American
Servings 4 Servings
Calories 332
Prep Time5 minutes
Total Time5 minutes

Ingredients 
 

Instructions 

  • Remove ice cream from the freezer about 5 minutes before making this recipe for it to soften slightly.
  • Put ingredients in the order listed in the container of a blender, breaking up the ice cream as you add it to the blender (for easier blending).
  • Blend, staring on low speed and increasing to high, for 15-20 seconds for a thick milkshake. Do not over blend or it will be runny.
  • Pour into glasses and top with whipped cream, chocolate sprinkles, extra chocolate sauce, etc.

Video

Notes

Ingredient Substitution Notes
  • Whole milk. heavy cream or half and half are great substitutes for whole milk.
  • Chocolate ice cream. use your favorite variety.
  • Chocolate Syrup. I suggest organic chocolate syrup. You can make your own homemade chocolate sauce as well!
  • Vanilla extract. Vanilla bean paste can be used in place of extract.
Store/Freeze
Store leftover shake in the freezer for up to 1 week in a glass jar. Let it thaw enough to drink in the refrigerator for 1-2 hours before drinking.
Serve
Serve with homemade whipped cream and chocolate sauce. 

Nutrition

Serving: 0.25recipe | Calories: 332kcal | Carbohydrates: 48g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 44mg | Sodium: 116mg | Potassium: 387mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 42g | Vitamin A: 542IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 169mg | Iron: 2mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

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