A milkshake is a sweet, cold beverage that is usually made from milk, ice cream, or iced milk, and flavorings or sweeteners such as butterscotch, caramel sauce, chocolate syrup, or fruit syrup. Outside of the United States, milkshakes using ice cream or iced milk are sometimes called a thick milkshake or thick shake; in New England, the term frappe may be used to differentiate it from thinner forms of flavored milk, with the term for a coffee ice cream/coffee syrup and milk-based beverage combination receiving the name coffee cabinet in Rhode Island.
Full-service restaurants, soda fountains, and diners usually prepare and mix the shake “by hand” from scoops of ice cream and milk in a blender or drink mixer using a stainless steel cup. Many fast food outlets do not make shakes by hand with ice cream; instead, they make shakes in automatic milkshake machines which freeze and serve a pre-made milkshake mixture consisting of milk, a sweetened flavoring agent, and a thickening agent. However, some fast food outlets still follow the traditional method, and some serve milkshakes which are prepared by blending soft-serve ice cream (or ice milk) with flavoring or syrups. Milkshakes can also be made at home with a blender or automatic drink mixer.
A milkshake can also be made by adding powder into fresh milk and stirring the powder into the milk. Milkshakes made in this way can come in a variety of flavors, including chocolate, caramel, strawberry, and banana.
Liqueur poured over shaved ice.
A thick milkshake containing ice cream.
An iced, sweetened, beaten coffee drink.
A thick beverage consisting of milk and ice cream mixed together, often with fruit, chocolate, or other flavoring.
A thin beverage, similar to the above, but with no ice cream or significantly less of it.
A beverage consisting of fruit juice, water, and some milk, as served in Southeast Asia.
Accidental emulsion of oil and water in an engine.
“This milkshake under the oil cap, or on the dipstick, indicates a blown head gasket.”
To administer an alkaline supplement to (a horse) to improve its racing performance.
(of a drink) iced or chilled
“a crème de menthe frappé”
(of a position) involving a beating action of the toe of one foot against the ankle of the supporting leg
“a battement frappé”
a drink served with ice or frozen to a slushy consistency.
a cold drink made of milk, a sweet flavouring such as fruit or chocolate, and typically ice cream, whisked until it is frothy.