Last week on Shelly’s Friday Favourites I spent some time discussing homemade soups. We had just had a cold front move in where we started to see a little bit of snow, so it was the perfect day for making soup. If you follow the news you’ll have seen that little West Coast snow front turned into a big, two-part blizzard that dropped about 60 cm of snow in my back yard. Needless to say, I was grateful for the leftover soup that weekend.

Now that the snow is starting to melt again I’m more than ready to give up my shovel, drop my winter jacket, and start having fun in the kitchen again. What could be more fun than making a milkshake?

I’m not talking about any milkshake either; if you follow Instagram or Pinterest you’ll have already seen what the latest milkshakes look like. They go beyond just chocolate, vanilla, and strawberry and have chocolate bars added in, sprinkles on the glasses, and in some cases even cotton candy on top.

If you’re ready to try something fun in the kitchen again I’ve got a few marvelous milkshake recipes, and I’ve even created a recipe of my own. Be sure to watch my “How to make a freak shake” video below.

Snickers Milkshake Recipe

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What could be more delicious than a snicker’s milkshake? If you’re in the mood for a treat this weekend, be sure to give this one a try. Recipe and photo from


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Using an immersion blender, add in the ice cream and milk and blend until smooth.
Place into freezer while you prep the glass.
Coat the outer rim of the glass in frosting.
Roll glass in the peanuts
Add in the chocolate ice cream.
Top with whip cream, peanuts, and snickers.
Drizzle with chocolate fudge, caramel and enjoy.

Copycat St.Patrick’s Day Shake

shamrock shake recipe
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It’s almost that time again: St.Patrick’s Day is right around the corner and soon everything will be covered in green. St.Patrick’s Day also means it’s time for Shamrock Shakes at your local fast food place. But you don’t have to go out for a minty Shamrock shake because this recipe will give you the power to replicate it right at home. Photo and recipe from

1 pint (2 cups) vanilla ice cream
1 cup milk
1/2 teaspoon McCormick pure peppermint extract
1/4 teaspoon McCormick green food coloring
Whipped cream and green sprinkles (optional)


To a blender, add the ice cream, milk, peppermint extract and green food coloring. Cover, and blend on high speed until smooth.
Pour into glasses. Top with whipped cream and sprinkles, if desired. Serve immediately.

Banana Split Milkshake

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When I think of banana splits I think of summer, sunshine, and the local ice cream shop. Although we’re not quite there weather wise, this banana split milkshake will make the wait more fun. Photo and recipe from


2 Cups good quality vanilla ice cream
1 banana, sliced
½ Cup milk
½ teaspoon vanilla extract
Hot fudge, maraschino cherry and whipped cream, for topping
Sprinkles, for topping (optional)


Add the ice cream, banana, vanilla, and milk to a blender.
Blend until smooth.
Top with hot fudge, whipped cream, cherry and slice of banana. Add sprinkles, if desired. Serve immediately. Enjoy!



Shelly’s Freak Shakefreak shake for valentine's day

This recipe is one of my own inventions adapted from different Instagram videos I watched. Because it’s almost Valentine’s day I thought I’d create a freak shake, also known as a milkshake where anything goes. It might look like it’s got a lot going on, but it’s pretty smooth when you drink it. Watch my video to see how easy it is to make.


Scoop of Nutella
Variety of sprinkles
4 scoops of chocolate ice cream
1/2 cup milk
Chocolate sauce
Whip cream
Any type of toppings (chocolate pieces, Fudgesicles, mini-cup cakes, bite sized brownies, or anything small you’d like to add in)


Add Nutella around the rim of your glass.
Dip glass in sprinkles.
Using immersion blender, add ice cream and milk to cup and blend
Coat inside of mug with chocolate sauce.
Pour milkshake in mug.
Add whip cream
Top with your toppings, add a straw, and enjoy.

If you need a few small appliances or kitchen gear to make milkshakes, here are a few of my favourites.

kitchenaid immersion blender
My favourite immersion blender is a handy little KitchenAid

Cuisinart blender
If you’re making a big batch of milkshakes, a high capacity blender is great to have around

KitchenAid Torrent
Want to go retro with your milkshakes? Try the KitchenAid Torrent



Shelly Wutke
Editor TV & Home Theatre
I'm a Vancouver freelancer and tech enthusiast. When I'm not writing you'll find me on my farm with my alpacas, chickens, and honeybees. Visit my website Survivemag


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