If you can’t suck your milkshake through a straw, it’s not a milkshake – it’s a glass of ice cream.Bill Maher, The New New Rules
Rich, creamy, and indulgent, the milkshake is perhaps the perfect desert food. Cold enough to take the chill off a hot summer’s day, smooth enough to be enjoyed through a straw, and thick enough to provide a satisfying weight on the tongue. Make it with chocolate? Pure perfection. Chocolate Milkshake Day celebrates this indulgent dessert and it’s history, especially as it comes in combination with that richest and most desired of substances.
History of Chocolate Milkshake Day
In 1885 a wonderful thing happened, the term “milkshake” was first recorded and introduced into the dessert world. The milkshakes of that time, however, were a much different animal than that which are commonly consumed today. At that time a milkshake referred to something far more akin to what we call “Eggnog” now, a mixture of eggs, whiskey, and a variety of spices and
It wasn’t until the invention of the electric mixer that the milkshake as we know it came to pass, and the history of the two are connected. As you can see the chocolate milkshake actually predates the milkshake as we know it today, but it truly reached perfection once ice cream became a natural part of the drink. What is often unknown is that milkshakes were not always called milkshakes, in the 1950’s they were called frosted drinks, cabinets, velvets, or frappes.
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How To Celebrate Chocolate Milkshake Day
Celebrating Chocolate Milkshake Day is one of the more pleasurable things a lover of chocolate can do, as it gives one an excuse (as if one is needed) to indulge in their