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Do you need to use ice cream to make a good milkshake or thickshake?

Posted by KEN RICHARDS on 26 June 2014

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Milkshakes are great when made with ice cream, milk and some sort of flavouring but can a good milkshake be made without the addition of ice cream?  This is a question often asked especially in a commercial situation where time, cost and consistency are of the essence.  

Ice cream is used for several reasons namely 1) cooling the drink, 2) adding a creamy taste to the drink, 3) thickening up and improving the mouth-feel of the drink and sometimes 4) adding flavour to the drink.  So if ice cream is not used what can be done to still give a very similar type milkshake i.e. a thickshake.

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