June 20 – National Vanilla Milkshake Day

National Vanilla Milkshake Day

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Food Facts on Milkshakes

  • The original milkshakes were actually milk-based alcoholic beverages. They were considered tonics or treats.
  • The milkshake as we know it was invented by a Walgreen’s employee in Chicago in the 1920’s. He added two scoops of ice cream to a drink called a malted milk.
  • Before the electric blender was invented for milkshakes in 1922, they required lots of effort by the shaking the upper body.
  • In the 1950’s the most popular places to drink milkshakes were lunch counters, diners, burger places, and soda fountains.
  • Milkshakes have only a few ingredients are usually served in a tall glass with a straw, and whipped cream may be added as a topping.