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
Rating: Unrated 1
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.
Pick-Your-Cereal Milkshakes
Rating: Unrated 13
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.
Sparkling Rosé 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.
Sparkling Grapefruit Sorbet Floats
Slightly tart pink grapefruit sorbet pairs perfectly with creamy vanilla ice cream and bubbly prosecco.
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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Tangled Web Shakes
For a Halloween dessert elegant enough to serve at a dinner party, assemble these chocolate-caramel milk shakes. A salted caramel web garnish gives a nod to spooky dessert territory without being over-the-top ghoulish.