10 Adult Milkshake Recipes

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Along with the slushie, milkshakes have gotten their own adult makeover, with bartenders adding rum, bourbon or various liqueurs to your favorite childhood treat. These milkshakes will bring the boys to the yard, that’s for sure. Look for these frozen treats on fun-loving bar menus, or whip out the blender and try making one at home. Just grab some of your favorite ice creams and some booze and your ready to concoct something sure to give you a brain freeze in the best way. Here are 10 adult milkshake recipes to get you started.

1. Apocalypto

via Burgers Tap & Shake


Fireball Cinnamon Whisky
Homemade Marshmallows
Chocolate Ice Cream

Take Fireball and chocolate ice cream; throw into a blender and mix. Pour into a frosted glass and add home made (optional) marshmallows on top. Stir and enjoy.

2. Talladega Nights

via Burger Tap & Shake


Firefly Sweet Tea Vodka
House Made Limoncello,
Vanilla Ice Cream
Lemon Juice

Combine all ingredients in a blender and mix. Enjoy.

3. Grown-Up Milkshake

via Food Network


8-10 scoops vanilla ice cream
1 part white chocolate liqueur
1 part coffee liqueur
1 part brandy
Whipped cream (garnish)
Chocolate pieces


Put the ice cream in the blender, then pour the white chocolate liqueur, coffee liqueur and brandy into the mix. Cover, and blend. Put chocolate pieces and whipped cream on for garnish.

4. Mocha-Caramel-Kahlúa Milkshake

via Bobby Flay

1/4 cup whole milk
1/2 teaspoon instant espresso powder
3 tablespoons chocolate syrup
3 tablespoons caramel sauce, plus more for garnish
11 ounces premium vanilla ice cream (about 1 3/4 packed cups)
1 ounce (2 tablespoons) Kahlúa
Fresh whipped cream
Chocolate-covered espresso beans (garnish)


Combine milk espresso poweder, chocolate syrup, caramel and Kahlúa into the blender and mix. Add ice cream and blend until smooth. Garnish with whipped cream and espresso beans (caramel sauce if desired).

5. Vanilla Bean Bourbon Milkshake

via Bobby Flay

1/2 cup whole milk
1/2 fresh vanilla bean, split and seeds scraped
11 ounces vanilla ice cream (about 1 ¾ packed cups)
1 ounce (2 tablespoons) bourbon


Put milk, bourbon, and vanilla bean seeds in the blender and mix. Add ice cream and pour into glass.

6. Bananas Foster Milkshake

via Bobby Flay


1 ripe banana, peeled and cut into chunks
1/4 cup caramel sauce (more for garnish)
Pinch ground cinnamon
1 tablespoon dark rum, optional
1/3 cup whole milk
10 ounces vanilla ice cream
Whipped cream, for garnish
Banana slices, for garnish


Combine banana, caramel, cinnamon, rum and milk in a blender and mix. Add ice cream and blend. Pour in a frosted glass and add whipped cream, slices of bananas and drizzle of caramel. Serve and enjoy.

7. Apple Bottom Shake

via The Diner

Salior Jerry Rum
Apple Pie
Vanilla Ice Cream


Combine all ingredients in a blender and mix. Add whipped cream as a garnish if desired.

8. The Beer Float

via Red Robin

Choice of beer and ice cream flavor—try Blue Moon and vanilla, or a Sam Adams. Add beer and ice cream into the blender, mix and enjoy.

9. Salted Caramel Milkshake

via Guy Fieri


1 cup caramel sauce
1 teaspoon flaky sea salt
1 cup vanilla bean ice cream
1 ½ ounces rum
1/2 cup whole milk


Pour caramel into milkshake glasses. Take ice cream, milk, and caramel sauce and put into a blender, add rum and salt and blend. Pour into the glasses and serve.

10. Guinness Float

via Smashburger


Dash of chocolate bitters
Vanilla ice cream
2 ounces Guinness stout


Pour Guinness into glass, add ice cream, top with chocolate bitters.