Milkshakes Gone Wild

Chocolate or vanilla? Are you kidding me? Milkshakes are the latest classic comfort fare to get a foodie-fied makeover, and we’re liking what we see. From bacon and bourbon to sweet potatoes and cereal, these creative innovations from chefs and bloggers around the country would make your grandmother’s milkshakes blush.

1. Cereal Milk Milkshake

Blogger Savory Notes took everyone’s favorite end-of-bowl treat — cereal-steeped milk — and turned it into cereal-flavored milkshakes.

Recipe: cereal milk milkshakes

2. Sweet Potato Cashew Milkshake

At Baltimore’s B&O American Brasserie, chef Thomas Dunklin whips up sweet potato ice cream and blends it with candied cashews and bourbon.

Recipe: sweet potato cashew milkshake

3. Dulce de Bacon Milkshake

Does life get any better than dulce de leche and bacon up in your milkshake? We don’t think so. Kudos to Adventures in Cooking for dreaming this up.

Recipe: dulce de bacon milkshake


4. Chocolate Avocado Milkshake

Nature’s creamiest fruit makes an amazingly thick-thick milkshake.

Recipe: chocolate avocado milkshake

5. Adult Milkshakes

Ted’s Bulletin in Washington, D.C. makes grown-up only milkshakes like the Dirty Girl Scout: chocolate ice cream, Oreo cookies, and peppermint schnapps; the Grasshopper: Vanilla Ice Cream, Crème de Menthe, and Kahlua; and Bananas Foster: Vanilla Ice Cream, Cruzan Banana Rum, Kahlua, banana, and caramel.

6. Pie Shake

One slice of pie + One scoop of ice cream = the wildest milkshake we’ve heard of yet. San Francisco restaurant Chile Pies (and Ice Cream) makes these monstorous milkshakes out of ice cream mixed with inventive pie like green chili apple cheddar pie.

More on how the pie shake is made.

7. Chocolate Chip Cookie Milkshake

If you thought cookies and milk were good, wait til you try Two Peas and Their Pod‘s invention: a milkshake made from fresh chocolate chip cookies.

Recipe: chocolate chip cookie milkshake

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  • Thuan Nguyen July 27, 2011  

    Wow! Very amazing and unique concepts to make milkshake. How about this using soy puree to make a CREAMY & HEALTHY milkshake? This is food for thought because at our company we have successfully applied soy puree in applications like: ice cream, smoothies, cheesecakes, mousse, dressings, soups and a lot more. So if you are interested feel free to send an email to me at

  • Peggy July 29, 2011  

    Might have to give all of these a try soon! It’s sweltering outside and these would totally cool us down!

  • Suzy - Sudden Lunch July 29, 2011  

    That Dulce de Bacon Milkshake looks disgusting – I want one!

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