Old-Fashioned Malted Milkshake

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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 Milkshake

Sippin’ Down Memory Lane

I love making and drinking milkshakes like this old-fashioned malted milkshake. 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
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Old-Fashioned Malted Milkshake

This old-fashioned shake took only minutes to make. I savored it as long as I possibly could. 
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword milkshake
Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 1
Calories 64kcal
Author Mike


  • 3 scoops ice cream
  • cup whole milk more or less
  • 2 tablespoons malted milk powder
  • 1 ½ teaspoons extract or syrups, to taste (see note)
  • Real whipped cream and cherries for garnish


  • 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.


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!


Calories: 64kcal | Carbohydrates: 6g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 9mg | Sodium: 46mg | Potassium: 123mg | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 140IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 97mg | Iron: 1mg

Nutritional values are approximate.

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