Non and Low-Alcoholic Milkshake Recipes
Mixing drinks at home usually involves your favorite spirit, some kind of mixer (i.e., soda), and a rocks glass. If you're fancy, you may even bring a cocktail shaker into the mix. However, if you're looking for a sweet treat that also comes with a bit of zing, what about a milkshake cocktail?
Homemade milkshakes are great because you can make them as thick as you want and add whatever ingredients or add-ons you like. Plus, when you add Seir Hill non-alcoholic spirits to the recipe, you have an even tastier beverage that goes down smooth.
So, with that in mind, we're going to look at the top eight delicious non-alcoholic milkshake recipes that use either a rum-alternative or alcohol-free whiskey. Get your blenders out and let's get started!
How to Make a Milkshake at Home
Technically, homemade milkshakes only require two ingredients - ice cream and milk. However, there are several variables to consider if you want to create a restaurant-quality concoction that's perfectly smooth and creamy and not too liquidy.
- Use Whole Milk or Heavy Cream - The fats in milk are what give milkshakes their signature smoothness. If you use non-fat milk or a milk alternative, the results will be a bit runnier and melt faster.
- Use High-Fat Ice Cream - Again, you want extra milkfat to make your shake easy enough to drink through a straw without feeling like melted ice cream. Other frozen dessert options just don't have the same impact, so try to avoid them unless you're looking for milk alternatives.
8 Boozy Milkshakes With Little or No Alcohol
Now that you know the basics of making homemade milkshakes, let's look at some specific recipes so you can hone your skills. With any luck, you'll be able to whip up a batch for your next party, ensuring that all the guests will leave happy and satisfied.
Also, for each recipe, feel free to add whipped cream and other toppings as you see fit. Some of these boozy milkshakes will come with a garnish, but you have total flexibility with whatever you choose to add to the beverage.
Mexican Chocolate Milkshake
You may be wondering, "what makes a chocolate milkshake Mexican?" When we're talking about mocktails, the answer is definitely alcohol-free tequila. However, if you really want to kick things up a notch, you can add a half-teaspoon of cayenne pepper to help wake up your taste buds and give you a flavor profile you won't forget.
This recipe technically makes six servings, but that depends on how much of the milkshake you and your guests want to drink. Realistically, we'd estimate about two or three servings, so plan accordingly when making it at your next get-together. Thankfully, Durangold Tequila alternative works no matter how many servings you're trying to make.
Vanilla Milkshake With Biscane Rum Alternative
Since we started with chocolate, the next logical non-alcoholic milkshakes recipe would be vanilla. In this case, we're trading the unique and delicate flavor of Tequila and swapping it with Seir Hill's non-alcoholic rum.
Vanilla milkshakes have been around since the beginning, with diners and soda fountains slinging them to kids and teens during the 40s and 50s. Although the flavor is typically conveyed as "plain" or "boring," this recipe is far from lackluster. The bold taste of Biscane dark rum alternative blends perfectly with the vanilla for a mixture you can't beat.
Boozy Eggnog Milkshake
If you're looking for a delicious and convenient Christmas mocktail, you can't really go wrong with an eggnog milkshake. Eggnog is already a staple of the holiday season (dating back to colonial times), so adding ice cream and non-alcoholic spirits makes a lot of sense. Plus, if you can blend big batches, your beverage will be the hit of the party, whether it's at the office or at home.
Although the standard eggnog milkshake recipe calls for vanilla ice cream, you can get other flavors to create a more unique and captivating drink. For example, horchata-flavored ice cream gives a hint of cinnamon and spices to give the milkshake an extra kick.
Traditional Chocolate Milkshake
We've done Mexican chocolate and regular vanilla, so now let's do the trifecta with a regular chocolate shake. However, this recipe adds an extra layer of goodness to the proceedings - malted milk powder. Chocolate malts are thicker and creamier and just go down smoother. Plus, you can crush up some chocolate malt balls (i.e., Whoppers) and add them as a garnish for a little bit of crunch with the shake.
For us, there's no such thing as too much chocolate, but this recipe doesn't go overboard. If you're really looking for a chocolate fix, you can add chocolate syrup and candy bar shavings on top.
Bourbon, Vanilla, and Chocolate Milkshake
Vanilla and chocolate boozy milkshakes are delicious by themselves, but the ultimate shake is when you can swirl them together for the best of both worlds. If you really want to get a brown-and-white swirl design, we recommend blending the vanilla and chocolate separately and then layering them in the glass. However, this option requires either two blenders or a pitcher to hold half of the mixture in the freezer while you blend the other half. Otherwise, mixing them in the same batch still works and delivers exceptional flavors and creaminess, especially with Mashville whiskey alternative in the recipe.
Strawberry Rum Milkshake
Now that we have our vanilla and chocolate milkshake recipes out of the way, we can complete our Neapolitan trifecta with a strawberry version. With this milkshake, you can make it thicker and fruitier by adding a couple of frozen strawberries to the blender. Otherwise, you can just add a slice or two to the rim as a garnish.
Blueberry Milkshake With Non-Alcoholic Rum
If strawberries aren't your thing, you can use blueberries instead and still get a fresh and fruity milkshake that works for any time of year. Plus, since blueberries are naturally tart, feel free to swap our rum alternative with our tequila instead for a different flavor profile. Also, it's much easier to add frozen blueberries to the mix since they blend pretty easily.
The Salted Rum Praline
This is probably one of the most complex non-alcoholic milkshakes on this list, but the results are spectacular, particularly if you love Southern sweets. Pralines are a staple of Southern-style desserts, and this recipe captures that essence beautifully. It's like a taste of New Orleans in a glass, and it'll have you asking for seconds and thirds.
Get Other Non-Alcoholic Mocktail Recipes From Seir Hill
While homemade milkshakes are delicious and easy to make, there are tons of other mocktails ideas you can find on our Mocktail blog. Seir Hill also has a three-pack of our top-selling spirits, including Durangold, Biscane, and Mashville. Happy mixing!