Classic milkshake or frappes

Every childhood memory has that tall milkshake etched permanently. This timeless classic never fails to impress. However decadent you make it the tall multiple candy and chocolate filled mason jar versions of the modern milkshake still have that old school baserecipe. Here we are dicussing that base recipe you can upgrade based on your preferences.

Dig a bit deeper

It is a bit interesting to note that most burger places have the best milkshakes. What makes it click?
It is nothing but the sugar factor in the shakes.  Since the tastebuds perceive salt  in the burgers as the satisfaction to it, identity is  far more enhanced when there is a presence of smooth sweetness from the shakes. This is why the burger, fries and shakes works together. Interesting  fact isn’t it!
Here is another school of thought.  The smooth cold milkshake washes down texturally contrasting burger. What do you think is the better reason? Dont miss to share your thoughts in the comments. 

Do you really need a blender to make the milkshake?

A good old whisk was the first trick to whip up this timeless treat. A good old mixing bowl, a whisk, ice and the fresh ingredients do the trick. So, put those biceps to good use and whip up this classic. If you have a blender or an immersion blender go for it. Essentially, you dot need any fancy equipment to get that tall frothy cup going. It is totally your choice. 

Endless possibilities

We began to have more milkshakes while in Malaysia, to beat the scorching tropical heat. Since,  the flavour possibilities are endless for creating these it was easy to try a new one each time. Starting with the Vanilla,it was easy to move on to chocolate, banana, oreo, berry and mint. Create combinations among them, say, choco-mint. The flavours of salted caramel and canulope – muskmelon lingered on much longer than the others. 
Once we moved to Australia our milkshake horizon has widened even more. We seem to find peaches, saffron, apple, cherry all exciting. But our base recipe is always the classic to build on. We found the key to making a creamy milkshake with no cream addition is frozen milk. The thick slurpy smoothness that the frozen milk provides is amazing. If you are in a hurry, premake the milkshake and freeze them. They thaw beautifully as you make theough the daily mundane chores and your treat is ready. At present we are also building on some unusual flavours, Try these listed below :
Enjoy these recipes, tag us @mildlyindian when this base recipe works for you and keep in touch.
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Milkshake - Banana or chocolate

simple old style
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Course Desserts, Drinks, Snacks, Sweets and savories, Traditional
Cuisine Baby toddler food, gluten free, International, Kids choice, One pot, Summer, Vegetarian
Servings 2 people
Calories 277 kcal


for Banana milkshake

  • 2 cups low fat/ full cream milk frozen
  • 1 medium Banana
  • a pinch cinnamon powder
  • a few blueberries

for Chocolate milkshake

  • 2 cups low fat/ full cream milk frozen
  • 3 tbsp cocoa powder unsweetened
  • vanilla extract a few drops


  • Place the milk in the freezer in a freezer safe bowl for a few hours.

Banana milkshake

  • Slice the banana and add into the blender
  • Crush the frozen milk a bit and add into the blender with a pinch of cinnamon powder
  • Blend all till it is smooth and creamy
  • Pour into glasses and drop in the clean blueberries. Enjoy...

For chocolate milkshake

  • Into the blender add the cocoa powder, frozen milk and vanilla extract and blend till smooth.
  • Enjoy on a hot day..


I prefer to use frozen milk directly as it reduces the amount of watering down after blending.


Serving: 244gCalories: 277kcalCarbohydrates: 43gProtein: 19gFat: 6gSaturated Fat: 4gPolyunsaturated Fat: 0.2gMonounsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 24mgSodium: 216mgPotassium: 1045mgFiber: 5gSugar: 36g
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Poonam bachhav
6 years ago

Yummilicious !

Mayuri Patel
6 years ago

That’s really delicious and healthy too. I love your idea of adding frozen milk. I sometimes spend time crushing ice. Now frozen milk will be the trick. Thank you so much for sharing this recipe for the Kid’s Delight Healthy drinks event.

Mayuri Patel
4 years ago

Simple and yet so filling, love the no fuss milkshake recipe Seema.

4 years ago

Wow! Seema I still crave for white sugar knowing it is an addiction I cannot give it up. The milkshake looks delicious! Rich and creamy as it should be.

4 years ago

In this world of innovation, old-style is almost grand-fathered. Thanks for sharing this epic recipe.

4 years ago

Wow. How creamy this chocolate milkshakes look. I bet its a big hit! I am sure going to give a try on this when summer hits again.

Lata Lala
4 years ago

This is all time favourite of my children. Simple and fuss free too. I loved the idea of using frozen milk.
Thanks for sharing.

3 years ago
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Heee! I too prefer frozen milk to make my shake! I love milkshakes and will love to try this yum creamy chocolate banana shake. It is hot enough for it now!

Sujata Roy
3 years ago
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You made simple banana milkshake more tempting and flavorful by adding cinnamon blueberry cocoa and vanilla. Also loved the use of frozen milk instead of ice cubes. I can imagine the divine taste. Perfect filling and delicious drink for my fasting days.

3 years ago
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I too love the classic combo of burger and shake though I never thought about why they went together so well. Interesting!
Love the milkshakes. Chocolate milkshake is my absolute favourite. Yum yum!

3 years ago
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mmmm…One of my favourites, not made for ages now, and you are tempting me to do so. Liked the addition of cinnamon and blueberries.

Jayashree T.Rao
3 years ago
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Seema, thats a good way of freezing the milk. I usually freeze the fruits for sometime and use them, that also gives a good texture. Making milkshake is a regular routine for me.

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