National Vanilla Milkshake Day is happily enjoyed by many people on June 20th of each year.  You can celebrate this day by making a homemade vanilla milkshake for you and your family today.

The first time the term “milkshake” was used in print was in 1885.  This milkshake was a concoction of cream, eggs, and whiskey which was often served with other alcoholic tonics such as lemonades and soda waters

By 1900, a milkshake was often referred to as “wholesome drinks made with chocolate, strawberry or vanilla syrups.”  A few years later in the early 1900s, people began asking for this new treat with a scoop of ice cream.  It was then by the 1930s that milkshakes were a popular drink in malt shops everywhere.

Maybe you want to top off your vanilla milkshake with a little bit of whipped cream and a cherry on top!!

HOW TO OBSERVE

Give these delicious recipes a try:

Vanilla Milkshake by Paula Deen – Food Network

Creamy Vanilla Milkshake

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HISTORY

Even if there is no history to be found this treat is still very popular. Today you can find milkshakes in a variety of flavors and they are as easy to get at your favorite drive through. McDonalds, Burgerking, Whataburger, Dairy Queen, Zaxby’s, Baskin Robbins, Chickfila and many more offer them. Need a little energy? Starbucks, Vanilla bean frappuccino is a great afternoon delight. Try thier other flavors for a caffeine boost.