Shakes and Floats

Take a trip back in time to the days when the popular hangout was the local soda fountain to watch the soda jerks prepare a selection of ice cream-inspired drinks. While those days have come and gone, creamy milk shakes, tasty malted milk shakes, and fizzy ice cream floats are still as popular as ever. You don't need to visit a restaurant to enjoy one of these blended concoctions. The experts at Better Homes and Gardens provide the know-how so you can serve a wide variety of sippers in your own home. With our recipes and tips, you can prepare a classic like vanilla or a brand new creation with ingredients such as coconut, peaches, ginger, mint, and berries. Let the holidays inspire you -- try a patriotic shake by adding red, white, and blue mix-ins. Or take your beverage up a notch and make a milk-shake cocktail for your next party. The options are endless as long as you have Better Homes and Gardens by your side.

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Mint Matcha Milk Shake

This mint-chip milkshake recipe is great all year, but come St. Patrick's Day time, we definitely break out our shamrock cookie cutter to make that cute garnish on top.
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Oreo Neapolitan Shakes

Classic Neapolitan ice cream gets turned into a tasty layered shake, complete with crushed Oreos and a cherry on top.
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Pumpkin Pie Shake

Garnish this sweet shake with a sliver of pumpkin pie.
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Refreshing Ice Cream Float Recipes

There's nothing better than an ice cream float on a sweltering summer day. But for a long time, floats have been limited to root beer and vanilla ice cream. Not anymore! We're replacing root beer and plain ice cream in these float recipes and bringing you our favorite new ice cream and soda combos.
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Pick-Your-Cereal Milkshakes

Breakfast and dessert have joined forces to create this sweet treat of a shake. Use any cereal you'd like to seriously upgrade your shake game.
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Sparkling Rose Blueberry Floats

We love how the crisp bubbly wine cuts the float's typical sweetness for a grown-up treat. It's pure summer celebration.
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More Shakes and Floats

Purist: Vanilla Bean Shake

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
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Strawberry-Mango Milk Shake

This blended frozen fruit drink is perfect for breakfast or a snack.
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Watermelon Sherbet Shake

A slushy blend of watermelon and condensed milk make this shake extra creamy.