Shake things up with DIY milkshake recipes for every palate. We’ve got retro classics, as well as some funkier blends to share, so if you’re looking to indulge your sweet tooth, check out our guide to these sweet concoctions.
Want a creative way to use the last of your cereal? Consider indulging your breakfast sweet tooth with a decadent milkshake. Cinnamon Toast Crunch, Lucky Charms or any sugary substitute will work—just grab some cereal and soak it in milk. Next, strain the mixture, mix with the ice cream base and dust with cornflake sprinkles. You can even add a donut on top! This exciting drink is perfect for shake lovers who want to add a twist to their morning routine; it’s truly the breakfast of champions (or sweet tooths).
Bacon & Banana
You’ll go bananas for this delicious milkshake! This sweet and salty drink is perfect for foodies who are willing to take a risk. Whether for breakfast or dessert, we guarantee this milkshake will make you smile. For the base, banana-flavored ice cream is ideal. Expand the flavor profile by coating the rim of the glass in caramel drizzle. Take it one step further by adding some saltiness in the form of bacon bits around the rim. Top it off with a fusion of maple syrup and whipped cream for the finishing touch.
Take a trip back to summer camp with this delicious DIY milkshake—no campfire required. With a creamy base of graham cracker ice cream and melted marshmallows, this frothy shake is an old-school favorite. Smear the rim of the glass with an avalanche of melted chocolate, and don’t forget to top it off with some graham cracker crumble. When you pair your milkshake with a straw and a spoon for easy consumption, this tasty treat will have you begging for s’more!
Milkshakes of Miami
If you don’t feel like taking the plunge and making your own shake, that’s okay, we’ve still got you covered! Here are Distraction’s top picks for the best milkshakes in Miami.
Less than ten minutes from campus, this ’80s-inspired milkshake bar sits in the heart of Coconut Grove. Whether you’re splurging on a classic like Salted Caramel or the decadent Breakfast Club, which is a specialty shake infused with espresso and topped with various treats, Vicky’s House is a dessert-lover’s paradise. They also cater to vegan customers by substituting almond milk in their traditional shakes and hosting weekly “Milkless Mondays.” Vicky’s House even transforms into a tasting room once a month, showcasing local snacks and beverages from the local Miami area.
Morelia Gourmet Paleta
Looking for a unique twist on the classic milkshake? Look no further than Morelia Gourmet Paletas. Walking through the door, you’ll be overwhelmed by the wide variety of vibrantly-colored paletas. To form the base of your paleta shake, simply choose two natural gourmet pops. The flavors range from chocolatey to fruity, making way for a slew of combinations. Watching the milkshake come to life with drizzles of sweet syrup and whipped cream is a treat in itself. Its closest store is tucked away on Miracle Mile, so this spot is ideal for a quick treat. Or, if you find yourself in Wynwood on a hot day, stop by their second location to grab a refreshing shake.
For the traditional milkshake lover, Whip’n Dip is the ideal destination. This shop has been whipping up fresh and affordable milkshakes for Miami locals since 1985, and their hand-blended shakes are sure to satisfy any sweet craving. With milkshake prices starting at $5.99, Whip’n Dip will keep you coming back for more. From creamy chocolate shakes to cookies and cream masterpieces, these refreshing treats are irresistible. For those looking for a healthier alternative without sacrificing flavor, try their low-calorie “lite” options. Even better, this shop is less than one mile from campus, making for a great pick-me-up after class!
words_samantha velez, photo_gianna sanchez, food styling_elizabeth pozzuoli & dakota regan