Old-Fashioned Malted Milkshake

How long had it been since I’d had a real, old-fashioned malted milkshake? Years and years, for sure. What in the world was I waiting for? (And no, milkshakes aren’t just for summer!)

This old-fashioned shake took only minutes to make. I savored it as long as I possibly could. Although I drank (ate?) mostly milkshakes as a kid, malteds are soooo much better. Its like eating a handful of Whopper’s while enjoying a cool shake at the same time.

Old-Fashioned Malted MilkshakeI love making and drinking milkshakes. They remind me of my days as a kid when I could drink as many of them as I could find. I have to exercise a bit more control now, but I still enjoy them. Try my cola, chocolate with Nutella, and maple bacon (yes, bacon) milkshakes.

Old-Fashioned Malted Milkshake

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 1 -2
Author Mike


  • 3 scoops good ice cream
  • 1/3 cup whole milk more or less
  • 2 heaping tablespoons malted milk powder
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons extract or syrups to taste (see note)
  • Real whipped cream and cherries for garnish


  • Note: Depending on what flavor ice cream you're using, add vanilla extract, cherry extract, etc. For chocolate you can just add a few squirts of chocolate syrup. If you don't have any extract or syrup on hand, don't worry. The shakes will still turn out great!
  • Chill a large soda glass while making the shake.
  • Let ice cream soften slightly.
  • Put the ingredients into a blender. Puree until smooth. Add more milk if the mixture is too thick. If it gets too thin, add a bit more ice cream.
  • Serve in the chilled tall glass, topped with whipped cream and cherries.

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