The Best Chocolate Milkshake

Prep 5 mins
Total 5 mins

With just 3 ingredients, you can make yourself the Best Chocolate Milkshake. Top it off with chocolate sauce, a cherry, and some whipped cream, and your day will be made!

Chocolate milkshake with whipped cream and a cherry.

Creamy Ice Cream Chocolate Milkshake

I know ‘best’ is a serious title to give a dessert, but this truly is the Best Chocolate Milkshake. This recipe will give you the PERFECT drive-through version of a milkshake, like the kind you get at McDonalds, Sonic, etc. But now, you don’t have to get in your car and leave your house to satisfy your sweet tooth!

If we’re talking comfort food, it doesn’t get much better than a milkshake – especially a chocolate one. The moment your lips touch the straw, and you taste the sweet, rich chocolate, everything in the world is right! Adding a cherry and some whipped cream doesn’t hurt either. 🙂

Two glasses of chocolate milkshake.

What is a Milkshake?

A milkshake is a sweet dessert drink that is made with ice cream, milk, and other sweeteners like caramel and/or chocolate syrup. You blend all the ingredients together until the mixture is smooth and frothy, and then you get to top it all off with sprinkles and whipped cream!

Ingredients for the best chocolate milkshake.

What You’ll Need (Only 3 Ingredients!)

Chocolate milkshakes are pretty much the easiest dessert to make yourself. Grab these 3 ingredients to get started:

  • Ice Cream: I used 4 cups vanilla ice cream!
  • Milk: I suggest whole milk for best flavor.
  • Chocolate Milk Mix: Use a powdered chocolate milk mix (like Nesquik or Ovaltine).

How to Make a Chocolate Milkshake

Making a chocolate milkshake is a two-step process. Basically, just dump the ingredients in the blender, blend, and enjoy!

Blend Ingredients Together: In a blender, puree ice cream, 3/4 cup milk and powdered chocolate milk mix until smooth.

Vanilla ice cream scoops in a blender.

Test the Consistency: If it is too thick for you, add the remaining 1/4 cup milk. Puree again, until smooth. Serve immediately!

Tips for Success

Here are some extra tips and tricks on how to make the best chocolate milkshake:

  • Chocolate Milk Mix Substitute: You can substitute with a liquid Hershey’s chocolate syrup, but the powdered version works best flavor-wise.
  • Can I Use Chocolate Ice Cream? Sure! A double-chocolate milkshake sounds delicious.
  • Coat the Rim/Inside of Your Glass with Chocolate Syrup: It looks cool, makes for great photos, and it doesn’t taste half bad either!
The best chocolate milkshake in a glass.

Topping & Variation Ideas

Milkshakes are easily topped and customized! Here are a few ideas on how to do that:

  • Add-Ons: Top your milkshakes with chocolate chips, sprinkles, brownie bits, crushed Oreos (and other cookies), crushed candies (like Kit Kats), etc.
  • Syrups: Drizzle your drink with chocolate or caramel syrup, or both!
  • Whipped Cream: And don’t forget a cherry, too.
  • Use Nutella: A chocolate-hazelnut milkshake would be so tasty.

Serving Suggestions

There are so many things that go well with a chocolate milkshake!

  • Burgers and Fries: You can create your own cozy diner vibes at home! My husband loves to dunk fries in this shake! Maybe some Crispy Baked Sweet Potato Fries? Or go all out with some Texas Cheese Fries!
  • Chicken: Anything from Chicken Fried Chicken to chicken tenders.
  • BBQ Pork: Or really any food that you can grill and top with barbecue sauce.
  • Fruit: I like to cut up a plate of strawberries or rinse some berries.
A chocolate milkshake with whipped cream, sprinkles, and a cherry.
Yield: 2 large milkshakes

The Best Chocolate Milkshake

Chocolate milkshake with whipped cream and a cherry.

The best comfort dessert out there? That would be a sweet Chocolate Milkshake! This one only uses 3 ingredients, and is guaranteed to satisfy your sweet tooth.

Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes


  • 4 cups vanilla ice cream
  • 3/4 to 1 cup milk (whole milk for best flavor)
  • 1/2 cup powdered chocolate milk mix (like Nesquik or Ovaltine)


  1. In a blender, puree ice cream, 3/4 cup milk and powdered chocolate milk mix until smooth.
  2. Test the consistency and if it is too thick for you, add the remaining 1/4 cup milk. Puree again, until smooth. Serve immediately!

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 645Total Fat: 33gSaturated Fat: 20gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 10gCholesterol: 131mgSodium: 296mgCarbohydrates: 73gFiber: 2gSugar: 62gProtein: 14g


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