Chocolate hazelnut Bourbon milkshake. The recipe is at right. (photo © Gelson’s Markets | Facebook).
 Nutella for the shake (photo © Mikael Stenberg | Unsplash).
 Chocolate fruitcake shakes. Here’s the recipe (photos #3 and #4 © American Heritage Chocolate).
 How about a chocolate cookie milkshake? Toss a few Oreos or Famous Chocolate Wafers into the blender.
September 12th is National Chocolate Milkshake Day, and here’s a shocker: This milkshake started life as an alcoholic drink, along the lines of eggnog The first printed reference dates to 1885, and it wasn’t until 1922 that the ice cream milkshake was born.
There are 19 more milkshake recipes below.
> Here’s the history of the milkshake.
> The differences between a float, ice cream soda and shake.
RECIPE: CHOCOLATE-HAZELNUT-BOURBON MILKSHAKE
We adapted this recipe from Gelson’s Markets, who adapted it from The New York Times.
The recipe is a hybrid: the alcohol of the early days with the ice cream shake we know and love.
You can substitute vanilla ice cream for the chocolate if you prefer. There will be light chocolate notes from the Nutella.
You can substitute rum for the Bourbon.
2 tablespoons whole milk
1½ ounces Bourbon
2 tablespoons Nutella or other chocolate-hazelnut spread
1 teaspoon malted milk powder
1 cup chocolate ice cream
Optional garnish: whipped cream, grated chocolate
Note that your shake will be more creamy if you use custard-based ice cream (one made with eggs, like Ben & Jerry’s, Häagen-Dazs, and Talenti, among others).
Ingredients Per Serving
1. COMBINE the milk, Bourbon, Nutella, and malted milk powder in a blender. Blend on medium speed until the Nutella is incorporated and the mixture is smooth.
2. ADD the ice cream and blend until creamy. Pour into a chilled sundae glass.
19 MORE MILKSHAKE RECIPES
Some of these shakes have alcohol, and some don’t. But you can add spirits to any recipe.
While chocolate, coffee, or strawberry liqueurs work nicely when they match the ice cream flavor, we particularly like Irish cream liqueur.
In addition to the delicious flavor, it adds to the creaminess of the shake.
Chocolate Fruitcake Shake
Chocolate Graveyard Shake For Halloween
Coffee Milkshake With Optional Kahlúa
Easter Milkshake With Great Garnishes
Gin Martini Milkshake
New England Frappe
Pumpkin Milkshake With Bourbon
Red, White & Blue Milkshake
Salted Caramel Vanilla Milkshake With Guinness & Spiced Rum
Salted Watermelon Milkshake
Shamrock Shake With 3 Spirits
St. Patrick’s Day Milkshake
Tipsy Leprechaun (Spiked Milkshake)
Vanilla Cardamom Milkshake Shooter
Vanilla & Pear Milkshake With Beer & Vodka
Wineshakes: Milkshakes With Wine
Strawberry Ice Cream Soda (a.k.a. Float)