National Vanilla Milkshake Day

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Welcome to the wonderful world of National Vanilla Milkshake Day! This delightful holiday is the perfect excuse to indulge in a creamy, frosty, vanilla-infused treat. So grab your straw, put on your milkshake mustache, and let's dive into the history and celebration of this delicious day!

When is Vanilla Milkshake Day?

It's national vanilla milkshake day on the 20th June.

The Birth of the Vanilla Milkshake

Believe it or not, the vanilla milkshake has a longer history than most people realize. The concept of mixing milk with ice cream and flavoring has been around for centuries. However, it was in the late 19th century when the vanilla milkshake as we know it today started gaining popularity.

Back in those days, soda fountains were all the rage. They were social hangouts where people gathered to enjoy refreshing drinks and good company. And it was at these soda fountains that the vanilla milkshake began to make a name for itself.

Internet Craze for National Vanilla Milkshake Day

In today's digital age, it's no surprise that National Vanilla Milkshake Day has become an internet sensation. With a whopping 1875 online mentions and the most mentions on 20 Jun 2017, it's clear that people are passionate about celebrating this delectable holiday.

Social media feeds are flooded with mouthwatering pictures of vanilla milkshakes adorned with colorful toppings and creative presentation. From classic vanilla shakes to extravagant gourmet concoctions, everyone is eager to share their milkshake masterpieces. It's a day when milkshake enthusiasts unite and inspire each other with their creativity.

Celebrating National Vanilla Milkshake Day

When it comes to celebrating National Vanilla Milkshake Day, there are no set rules. Whether you prefer to enjoy a milkshake at home, visit a local milkshake joint, or throw a milkshake-themed party, the choice is yours.

For the DIY enthusiast, why not try making your own vanilla milkshake from scratch? All you need is quality vanilla ice cream, milk, and a blender. Get creative and add a drizzle of chocolate syrup, a dollop of whipped cream, or even some crushed cookies for a unique twist.

If you're not confident in your milkshake-making skills, fear not! Many restaurants and ice cream parlors offer a wide variety of milkshakes, ranging from traditional vanilla to extravagant flavor combinations. Treat yourself to a tall, frosty glass of creamy goodness and let your taste buds rejoice.

History behind the term 'Vanilla Milkshake'


The Invention of the Milkshake

The term 'milkshake' was first used in 1885 to describe a frothy, sweet drink made with milk, flavored syrup, and crushed ice. It quickly became a popular beverage choice, particularly in soda fountains and ice cream parlors.


The Introduction of Vanilla Flavoring

In 1887, the use of vanilla flavoring was introduced in milkshakes. Vanilla, derived from the orchid of the same name, added a rich and aromatic taste to the milkshake, making it even more appealing to consumers.


The Birth of the Term 'Vanilla Milkshake'

By 1922, the term 'vanilla milkshake' started being specifically used to refer to milkshakes that were made with vanilla flavoring. This helped differentiate it from other flavor options such as chocolate or strawberry.


Commercialization and Popularity

During the 1950s and 1960s, vanilla milkshakes gained immense popularity, thanks to their inclusion in soda fountains, diners, and fast-food restaurants. They became a staple and were often enjoyed alongside burgers and fries.

Present Day

Continued Enjoyment and Variations

Today, vanilla milkshakes remain a beloved classic. While the original recipe consisting of vanilla ice cream, milk, and a touch of vanilla extract is still popular, there are now countless variations available. These include the addition of whipped cream, sprinkles, cherries, or even blending in other ingredients like cookies or fruits. Vanilla milkshakes have become a symbol of timeless indulgence that continues to delight people of all ages.

Did you know?

Did you know that the Guinness World Record for the tallest milkshake was set on National Vanilla Milkshake Day? Standing at a whopping 6 feet tall, this milkshake towered over all others, leaving milkshake lovers in awe.


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First identified

20th June 2015

Most mentioned on

20th June 2017

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