Dairy Farmers of Canada

Super-Thick Milk Shakes

This recipe is taken from the 2010 Milk Calendar. With a variety of flavours, there’s one to please everyone. These thick shakes made with frozen fruit, ice cream and milk make a refreshing and nutritious treat.

  • Prep: 5 min
Yields 2 - 4 servings, each
super thick milk shakes
During the hot days of summer, try easy milkshake recipes made with fruit and ice cream. Ready in a flash, these tasty and nutritious treats will please kids and adults alike, either for dessert or as a snack.


  • Chocolate Banana
  • 2 frozen bananas broken into chunks
  • 2 cups (500 mL) chocolate Milk
  • 1/4 tsp (1 mL) vanilla extract
  • 2 scoops chocolate ice cream
  • Raspberry Kiwi
  • 1 1/2 cups (375 mL) frozen raspberries
  • 1/2 cup (125 mL) frozen kiwi slices
  • 2 cups (500 mL) Milk
  • 2 tsp (10 mL) liquid honey
  • 1/4 tsp (1 mL) vanilla extract
  • 2 scoops vanilla ice cream
  • Blackberry
  • 1 1/2 cups (375 mL) frozen blackberries
  • 2 cups (500 mL) Milk
  • 1/2 tsp (2 mL) vanilla extract
  • 2 tsp (10 mL) liquid honey
  • 2 scoops vanilla ice cream
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In a blender, combine fruit, milk, vanilla extract and other flavourings (as called for); purée until smooth. Add ice cream and purée until blended. Pour into chilled glasses; serve immediately with a thick straw or a spoon.


Plan ahead so the kids can make these shakes as an after school snack. Buy fresh fruit when it’s in season or on special and freeze it in a single layer on a baking sheet or buy bags of frozen fruit. Divide the frozen fruit into recipe-size portions in freezer bags and store in the freezer ready to grab quickly.

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Nutritional information

Per serving
Energy: 203 Calories
Protein: 6 g
Carbohydrate: 36 g
Fat: 5 g
Fibre: 2.6 g
Sodium: 102 mg

Top 5 Nutrients

(% DV*)
Calcium: 17 % / 183 mg
Magnesium: 17 %
Riboflavin: 20 %
Vitamin B12: 26 %
Vitamin D: 25 %