Picture this, it’s a hot summer day and you’re craving something sweet but also cool, refreshing and decadent. If that describes you, then this Cheesecake Milkshake recipe is perfect for you!
Even better, you can create each drink to everyone’s liking.
A Cheesecake Milkshake is a frozen mixed drink made with real cheesecake and vanilla vodka. You can use different flavored cheesecakes for even more fun flavor combinations!
What happens when the ingredients for strawberry daiquiris run out and there is an assorted cheesecake platter sitting nearby? Listen I know it sounds like a long-shot scenario, but it happened.
The result? A new blended beverage is born: the Cheesecake Milkshake.
This frozen blended drink was created out of curiosity, but became an instant favorite, even being requested at parties along with my Strawberry BBC.
Each drink blends cheesecake smooth with tiny pieces of graham cracker tiny enough to slip through your swirly straw. Even I was surprised by how well the cheesecake blends up nice and small for this drink.
At first, we called the Cheesecake Milkshake a daiquiri, because even though traditionally daiquiris contain rum, some are vodka-based. Then I started tinkering a little more.
After adding milk and ice cream to thin out the cheesecake a touch ( you know, to achieve optimal texture) the title of “milkshake” seemed more appropriate.
Obviously this version is for adults only, but you can easily make it for the little ones. Simply omit the alcohol to also prepare Cheesecake Milkshakes for the kiddos or those who don’t want to imbibe.
If you’ve never made a milkshake before, and you’re wondering how to make a milkshake, then I will tell you how. A milkshake is simply a blended beverage using ice cream, milk, and ice.
You can make it your own special combination by adding whatever your heart desires. The options are quite literally endless.
So you can pick any ice cream flavor and add in any fruit, chocolate, candy, cake, dessert, sprinkles, liquers (the list goes on and on) and blend it with some milk and ice. Voila! You’ve made yourself a milkshake.
While my preference is to go with the classics and use plain old vanilla or chocolate cheesecake in my homemade milkshake, you can also use fruit swirled. I pick up the sampler platter with 3-4 slices of each at the grocery store and then blend each flavor for my guests.
Vanilla vodka works best because it complements all the fruity flavors, but you could go with strawberry cheesecake and pair it with strawberry vodka and so on and so forth.
Let’s be honest, the vodka flavors these days are absolutely endless as are the flavor combos for these milkshakes!
That’s what I love about it! Perfect for a party, bbq, or just a small get together, this Cheesecake Milkshake will definitely be a hit!
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- 2 slices cheesecake with graham cracker crust , plain or with fruit/chocolate swirl
- 1 1/2 cups vanilla frozen yogurt or ice cream
- 4 ounces vanilla vodka
- 1/4 cup milk
- In blender, combine cheesecake, ice cream, vodka and 1/2 cup milk. Blend for 30 seconds.
- Add ice to fill the blender. Pulse until a smooth, frothy mixture. If the mixture is too thick, add additional milk. If too thin, add additional ice.
- Pour into glasses and garnish with cherries or umbrellas if desired.
- If you’ve tried this recipe, come back and let us know how you liked it!