Recipes and Cooking Purist: Vanilla Bean Shake 3.9 (11) Add your rating & review Calling for just ice cream, milk, and fresh vanilla, desserts don't come simpler or more classic than this vanilla milkshake recipe. Top with meringue cookies for a crunchy complement to the creamy shake By BHG Test Kitchen BHG Test Kitchen The Better Homes & Gardens Test Kitchen has been in continuous operation for nearly 100 years, developing and testing practical, reliable recipes that readers can enjoy at home. The Test Kitchen team includes culinary specialists, food stylists, registered and licensed nutritionists, and other experts with Bachelor of Science degrees in food science, food and nutrition, or culinary arts. Together, the team tests more than 2,500 recipes, produces more than 2,500 food images, and creates more than 1,000 food videos each year in the state-of-the-art test kitchen. Learn about BHG's Editorial Process Published on July 1, 2012 Print Rate It Share Share Tweet Pin Email Photo: Andy Lyons Total Time: 10 mins Servings: 4 Jump to Nutrition Facts Ingredients 1 quart vanilla ice cream 1 cup half-and-half or whole milk 1 vanilla bean, halved lengthwise 4 purchased meringue cookies (optional) Directions In blender combine ice cream and half-and-half. With knife tip, scrape vanilla bean seeds into blender. Blend until smooth. Divide among four glasses; top with meringue cookies, if desired. Makes 4 (1 1/4 cup) servings. Rate it Print Nutrition Facts (per serving) 409 Calories 23g Fat 44g Carbs 7g Protein Show Full Nutrition Label Hide Full Nutrition Label Nutrition Facts Servings Per Recipe 4 Calories 409 % Daily Value * Total Fat 23g 29% Saturated Fat 14g 70% Cholesterol 86mg 29% Sodium 145mg 6% Total Carbohydrate 44g 16% Total Sugars 38g Protein 7g Vitamin C 1.2mg 6% Calcium 262.5mg 20% Iron 0.2mg 1% Potassium 365mg 8% Folate, total 8.1mcg Vitamin B-12 0.8mcg Vitamin B-6 0.1mg *The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.