As the summer months heat up, there’s nothing quite like a cool, refreshing blueberry milkshake to bring some sweet relief. It’s hard to beat the bright purple color and fresh, fruity flavor of blueberries in this creamy drink.
This delicious treat requires only a few simple ingredients, making it a breeze to whip up when you need a quick and tasty dessert drink. It’s an absolute favorite amongst both kids and adults, delivering that perfect balance of sweet, creamy, and fruity goodness in every sip.
The secret to this perfect treat lies in the vibrancy of blueberry flavor – an enchanting blend of sweet and tart, bringing a whole new level of indulgence. So, beat the heat with this easy, yet exceptionally delicious, blueberry milkshake recipe and transform your summer afternoons.
For exact amounts needed see the recipe card below
- Frozen blueberries
- Vanilla ice cream
- Milk: Any type will work.
- Honey: Or sweetener of your choice such as maple syrup, agave or granulated sugar. This is optional, depending on how sweet you want your milkshake.
🥣How to Make a Blueberry Milkshake
Making this milkshake is as easy as 1-2-3!
- Add blueberries, ice cream, and milk to your blender.
- Blend until creamy and smooth.
- Taste and add sweetener if desired, then blend again.
🫐Why Use Frozen Blueberries in a Milkshake?
I love fresh blueberries, but when it comes to a milkshake, frozen is best. A blueberry milkshake made with frozen berries is creamier and tastes better. When you use fresh ones the skin doesn’t blend up as well, which gives the milkshake a different, slightly gummy consistency.
Another advantage of using frozen berries is that they will make the milkshake colder and thicker, which means you can use less ice cream for a healthier, lower calorie shake.
🥤Fun Serving Ideas for Your Blueberry Milkshake
Now that you’ve whipped up this delicious blueberry milkshake, it’s time to get creative with serving ideas! Sure, you could just pour it into a glass and call it a day, but why not take it up a notch? Here are some fun ways to serve your milkshake that will impress your family and friends:
- Fruit on Top: Add a few fresh blueberries on top of the milkshake for a burst of color and flavor. You could even skewer them on a cute toothpick or cocktail stick for a fun presentation.
- Whipped Cream Swirl: Give your milkshake a gourmet touch by adding a swirl of whipped cream on top.
- Sprinkle with Granola: For a bit of crunch, sprinkle some granola on top of your milkshake. This adds a nice texture and a hint of extra flavor.
- Garnish with Mint: A sprig of fresh mint is the perfect finishing touch for your blueberry milkshake. Not only does it look beautiful, but it also adds a refreshing taste.
- Serve in Fun Glasses: Who says you have to serve your milkshake in a plain glass? I like to use my cocktail glasses or fancy coffee cups as milkshake glasses.
- Add Cute Straws: Brightly colored paper straws make the milkshake look fun and festive.
💭How to Store
If you find yourself with leftover blueberry milkshake, don’t worry! Pour the milkshake in a freezer container with an airtight lid. This will also help to prevent any spills or messes in your freezer. Be sure to leave some space at the top of the container, as the milkshake may expand as it freezes.
Place your milkshake in the freezer for up to two months. When you’re ready to enjoy your frozen blueberry milkshake, simply take it out of the freezer and let it defrost in the fridge for a few hours. Give it a good stir before serving to ensure it’s nice and smooth.
Be sure to check out the step by step instructions
- You can use your milk of choice – whole, skim, almond, or soy. Whole milk will give a creamy and rich taste, while skim or non-dairy milk will result in a lighter, less indulgent shake.
- Choose a good-quality vanilla ice cream for the best flavor. If you’re watching calories or prefer a non-dairy option, you can substitute with a low-fat or dairy-free ice cream.
- If you prefer a thicker milkshake, add more ice cream; for a thinner milkshake, add more milk
One scoop of ice cream is about half a cup. It’s not exact, but you can use an ice cream scoop to measure the ice cream for the milkshake and then just adjust if you need a little more to get the thickness you are looking for.
Yes, you can easily swap the blueberries for other frozen berries like strawberries, raspberries, or blackberries. If you are using fresh berries you will probably need to adjust the proportions and add more ice cream.
Yes, you can! Simply replace the regular milk with a dairy-free alternative such as almond milk, coconut milk, or oat milk and use a dairy-free ice cream or frozen dessert to keep the milkshake creamy and delicious.
Ideally, you should enjoy your blueberry milkshake immediately after blending to maintain the best texture and taste. However, if you must prepare it in advance, store it in the freezer for up to an hour.
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Blueberry Milkshake Recipe
- 1 cups milk
- 1 ½ cups frozen blueberries see notes
- 1 ½ cups vanilla ice cream
- 1 tablespoon honey or another sweetener
- Pour the milk into your blender jar, followed by the blueberries, honey and ice cream.1 cups milk, 1 ½ cups frozen blueberries, 1 ½ cups vanilla ice cream, 1 tablespoon honey
- Start the blender on low speed and gradually increase to high speed. Blend until the blueberries are fully incorporated and the mixture is smooth, about 30 seconds to 1 minute.
- Give the milkshake a quick taste and adjust the sweetness or thickness as needed. Add more honey for extra sweetness, or more ice cream for a thicker consistency.
- Pour the blueberry milkshake into glasses and enjoy!
- Frozen blueberries give the milkshake a creamier consistency than fresh blueberries. The skin of fresh blueberries doesn’t blend as well as frozen ones.
- Using frozen blueberries also means you can use less ice cream and still get a thick shake.
- One scoop of ice cream is about half a cup of ice cream.
- You can use any type of milk you prefer – whole, skim, almond milk or soy milk. Whole milk will give a creamy and rich taste, while skim or non-dairy milk will result in a lighter, less indulgent shake.
- Choose a good-quality vanilla ice cream for the best flavor.
- Add more ice cream to make the milkshake thicker or more milk to make it thinner.
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Nutrition facts are estimates.