Chocolate Milkshake with whipped cream and sprinkles in clear glass with chocolate syrup bottle in background.
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Quick Chocolate Milkshake Recipe

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As summer comes to an end, I don’t know about you, but I’m still craving cool treats. This Chocolate Milkshake Recipe is perfect for those warm, late summer and early autumn evenings.

Milkshakes are fun because there are so many different ways to make them and vary the flavors. The recipe below is just the way I prefer to make mine. Enjoy!

What Ingredients Will I Need?

  • Milk
  • Chocolate Syrup
  • Chocolate Ice Cream
  • Ice
  • Whipped Cream (optional)
  • Sprinkles (optional)
Chocolate Milkshake Recipe
Ingredients for Chocolate Milkshake

Equipment You May Need

Helpful Tips for Making the Chocolate Milkshake Recipe

  • Use crushed ice or crush the ice before putting it in the blender to make it easier to blend.
  • The harder the ice cream is, the better. If it’s too soft, you will have chocolate milk instead of a chocolate shake.
  • For a richer flavor, add more chocolate syrup.
  • For a thicker shake, add more ice. For a thinner shake, add less ice.


  • Mint Chocolate: add 3 drops of peppermint extract.
  • Banana: use 1 ripe medium-sized banana instead of chocolate syrup and vanilla ice cream instead of chocolate.
  • Strawberry: use 2 cups fresh strawberries in place of chocolate syrup and vanilla or strawberry ice cream in place of chocolate.
  • Peanut Butter Chocolate: Add a tablespoon or two of peanut butter.

Other Recipes You Might Like

Another frozen dessert you may enjoy is my Blueberry Melba Parfaits, which is a delicious layered dessert with blueberries and vanilla ice cream. If you want to make your own ice cream, you might want to try my No Churn Custard Ice Cream. Top it off with this Peanut Butter Ice Cream Topping. If you prefer strawberries to chocolate, you may like this Strawberry Frappuccino. For a more grown-up treat, you may like this Boozy Milkshake. In the month of October, you may want to try this Hocus Pocus Halloween Milkshake.

Final Thoughts on the Chocolate Milkshake Recipe

This recipe was quick and easy to make so I will definitely be making it again. Next time, I might make a different flavor, though. My family really enjoyed it and my kids were asking to have shakes the next night as well! I’m probably going to limit them to one shake per week, lol.

Do you have a favorite milkshake flavor? If so, what is it?

Chocolate Milkshake

Chocolate Milkshake Recipe

Craving a cool treat, but want to make it at home? Try this quick and easy Chocolate Milkshake Recipe! Grab your blender and a few ingredients and you're set!
5 from 13 votes
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 1


  • 1 Blender
  • 1 Ice Cream Scoop


  • 1 Cup Milk
  • 2 Tablespoons Chocolate Syrup
  • 2 Scoops Chocolate Ice Cream
  • Cups Ice
  • Whipped Cream optional
  • Chocolate Sprinkles optional


  • Pour 1 cup milk into blender.
  • Add 2 tablespoons chocolate syrup.
  • Add 2 scoops chocolate ice cream.
  • Add 1 cup ice.
  • Blend until the mixture is the consistency you desire.
  • Pour into serving glass.
  • Optional: top with whipped cream and sprinkles.
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