Save time and money when you make this easy Chocolate Milkshake recipe at home. You only need 3 ingredients for this creamy and delicious milkshake!

Milkshake in a tall glass topped with whipped cream.
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Milkshakes are so fun and a big treat around here. It is fun to go out for ice cream but it sure gets expensive. Plus, sometimes you just want to enjoy an ice cream recipe at home. This simple chocolate milkshake recipe is the solution!

It is even better topped with Homemade Whipped Cream Recipe and a cherry. Another treat we all love is this Mint Chocolate Chip Milkshake Recipe.

Why this recipe works

  • Saves Money. You get to enjoy the best chocolate milkshake for less!
  • So easy to make. The recipe calls for only 3 ingredients to make this creamy milkshake.
  • Great flavor. It is such a delicious chocolate shake that tastes great.


Ingredients for recipe - chocolate sauce, milk, chocolate ice cream.
  • chocolate ice cream – you can use any flavor you like!  
  • whole milk 
  • chocolate sauce – You can also use cocoa powder but we prefer the syrup.

Get the entire recipe and ingredient list at the bottom of the page.

Substitutions and Additions

  • Almond Milk. Swap the milk for almond milk if desired.
  • Sprinkles. Top each serving with sprinkles on top of the whipped cream.
  • Other flavors. Use this recipe as a base for other milkshakes. Try using strawberry ice cream to make strawberry milkshakes.
  • Vanilla Ice Cream. Chocoholics will like all the chocolate. However, you can swap for vanilla ice cream if you prefer.

How to make a chocolate milkshake

Chocolate ice cream in blender.

Step 1. First, put the ice cream in the blender.

Chocolate sauce in blender with ice cream.

Step 2. Second, add the chocolate syrup and milk.

Mixture blended together.

Step 3. Blend everything together.

Mixture poured into glasses.

Step 4. Serve and enjoy.

Milkshake Toppings

  • Whipped Cream
  • Maraschino Cherries
  • Sprinkles
  • Chocolate Syrup. Sometimes I drizzle a little extra Homemade Hot Fudge Sauce on top.
  • Shaved Chocolate – The chocolate shavings look so pretty on top when serving and add more chocolate flavor.
Chocolate Milkshake in glasses with cool whip and a cherry.


How to Make Thick Milkshakes?

If you want a thicker milkshake, only use a little bit of milk. This recipe calls for ½ cup milk and it is the perfect amount to make thick milkshakes.

Sometimes, I have added too much milk by accident and my milkshake was too runny. This is an easy fix! Just add more ice cream to get to the desired consistency.

Also, if you do not want a thick chocolate milkshake, add more milk for a thinner milkshake.

How to serve?

Mason jars – We always have a ton of these around and the milkshakes look pretty in them.
Tall ice cream glasses -I love these old-fashioned glasses. They remind me of what you would find at an ice cream shop.
You can also use milkshake glasses.

What type of blender is best?

Make sure you have a good blender. It is worth the investment, and you will save money in the long run. I have this Vitamix blender, and it is pretty old. It is still going strong and works great!

They are pricey but well worth it. However, if that does not fit in your budget, I also like this Waring professional blender. Now, they are not as powerful as the Vitamix but still get the job done.

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How to make a Milkshake

5 from 4 votes
Save time and money when you make this easy Chocolate Milkshake recipe at home. You only need 3 ingredients for this delicious milkshake!
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 2
Cuisine American
Course Dessert
Calories 349


  • 2 cups chocolate ice cream or your favorite flavor
  • ½ cup whole milk
  • 1 tablespoon chocolate syrup
  • Serving
  • Whip cream
  • Sprinkles
  • Maraschino cherries


  • Add ice cream to blender
  • Pour in chocolate syrup and milk
  • Blend until well combined
  • Serve immediately with whip cream, sprinkles and a cherry if you like

Nutrition Facts

Calories 349kcal, Carbohydrates 47g, Protein 7g, Fat 17g, Saturated Fat 10g, Cholesterol 51mg, Sodium 133mg, Potassium 429mg, Fiber 2g, Sugar 41g, Vitamin A 645IU, Vitamin C 1mg, Calcium 212mg, Iron 1mg

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