National Milkshake Day

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Welcome to National Milkshake Day, where we celebrate the creamy, dreamy, and oh-so-delicious concoction that brings all the milkshake lovers to the yard! Whether you prefer classic flavors like vanilla and chocolate or venture into the wild side with funky combinations, today is the day to indulge in this icy treat. So put on your milkshake mustaches and get ready for a brain freeze of epic proportions!

When is Milkshake Day?

It's national milkshake day on the 12th September.

The Rich and Creamy Origins of National Milkshake Day

Did you know that milkshakes have been around since the late 19th century? It all started with the combination of milk, ice cream, and flavorings that were shaken together to create a frothy beverage. Back in the day, milkshakes were considered a wholesome and nutritious drink, often recommended as a tonic for various ailments.

Over time, milkshakes evolved into a delightful dessert treat enjoyed by people of all ages. From soda fountains to fast-food joints, milkshakes have become a staple of American cuisine. Nowadays, you can find milkshakes in a plethora of flavors and styles, from classic diner shakes to gourmet creations topped with sprinkles, whipped cream, and even bacon (yes, bacon!).

Milky Moments in Internet History

When it comes to the internet, milkshakes have earned their spot in viral stardom. Remember that time when a video of a guy drinking a milkshake in a really funny way went viral? Yes, we've all been there, watching it on repeat and laughing until we had milkshake coming out of our noses. Good times, good times.

And let's not forget the great milkshake debates that rage on social media. Is it better to use a straw or a spoon? Should a milkshake be thick enough to stand a spoon in it? These are the questions that have divided friendships and sparked heated arguments. But no matter where you stand on the milkshake controversy, we can all agree that milkshakes bring joy and happiness to our taste buds.

History behind the term 'Milkshake'


The Birth of the 'Milkshake'

The term 'milkshake' originated in the year 1885. It was first used to describe a beverage made with milk, flavored syrups, and crushed ice. The milkshake was initially a non-alcoholic concoction that was enjoyed by people of all ages.


The Electric Blender Revolutionizes Milkshakes

In the year 1922, the electric blender was introduced, revolutionizing the way milkshakes were made. Before the blender, milkshakes were hand-shaken or mixed using manual tools. The blender made it easier and quicker to create the perfect consistency for a milkshake.


Milkshakes Go Mainstream with Soda Fountains

During the 1930s, milkshakes gained immense popularity, especially at soda fountains. Soda fountains, commonly found in drugstores, became a popular gathering spot for people to enjoy milkshakes and other refreshing drinks. The popularity of milkshakes continued to grow, and they became a staple menu item at diners and malt shops across the United States.


Milkshakes and the Rise of Fast Food

In the 1950s, the milkshake became synonymous with fast food. Drive-in restaurants and fast-food chains like McDonald's popularized milkshakes as a convenient and enjoyable treat. Milkshakes became an iconic symbol of American fast food culture and were often served alongside hamburgers, fries, and other comfort food favorites.


Milkshake Innovation: Flavors and Varieties

During the 1960s, milkshake flavors and varieties started to diversify. Chocolate, vanilla, and strawberry remained popular classics, but new flavors like malted milk, banana, and cherry gained popularity. Some regions even developed their own unique milkshake flavors, adding to the milkshake's cultural and regional appeal.

Present Day

Modern Milkshakes: Beyond Classic Flavors

In present times, milkshakes have evolved into a wide range of creative concoctions. Beyond the classic flavors, milkshakes can now be found in numerous combinations incorporating fruits, candies, cookies, and even unconventional ingredients like bacon or avocado. Milkshake enthusiasts have embraced this creativity, with specialty milkshake shops and dedicated milkshake menus at various restaurants.

Did you know?

Did you know that the largest milkshake ever made weighed a whopping 6,000 pounds? That's like having a swimming pool filled with milkshake! It took a team of brave milkshake enthusiasts and an enormous blender to create this record-breaking shake. Imagine the size of the straw you would need to drink that!


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First identified

20th June 2015

Most mentioned on

12th September 2016

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