Shakes and Floats Recipes

You can make fountain-style shakes and floats at home - it's easy with 170+ rated & reviewed shake and float recipes to choose from.

Staff Picks

Chocolate Mug Milkshake

Rating: 3.85 stars
If you like chocolate and you have a sweet tooth then this is your drink. It tastes like hot chocolate but it's cold!

Fountain-Style Vanilla Malt Shake

Rating: 4.12 stars
Malt powder adds a little something to this old fashioned vanilla milkshake.

Yummy Strawberry Shake

Rating: 4.48 stars
Tastes yummy and delicious!

Gourmet Root Beer Float

Rating: 4.63 stars
Tall glasses overflowing with root beer and vanilla ice cream. Top with whipped cream and cherries for a touch of elegance.

Orange Glorious II

Rating: 4.54 stars
Frozen orange beverage that tastes just like the one in the mall! You have got to try it! This can be frozen and enjoyed as an Italian ice as well!

Egg Cream

Rating: 4.05 stars
A classic drink that actually uses neither egg nor cream! This is an old NYC drink from back in the days of soda and milkshake shops. This always reminds me of Sunday mornings with my father.

Italian Cream Soda

Rating: 4.53 stars
A watermelon and passion fruit flavored Italian cream soda.

Thick Chocolate Shake

Rating: 4.83 stars
This is something my mom use to make for us kids as a cool treat on a warm day. It is a rich chocolate treat.

Iced Mocha Fusion Shake

Rating: 4.65 stars
A delicious and cold 'milkshake' using a mocha flavored coffee mix. Try making your own and see just how simple it is!

Quick Berry Milkshake

Rating: 4.42 stars
This milk shake is made with MILK, not ice cream! It's refreshing and healthy!

Vanilla Milkshake I

Rating: 4.4 stars
A very simple recipe for a vanilla milkshake. Add chocolate, berries, peaches or whatever you like. My kids like to add root beer instead of milk.

Inspiration and Ideas

Chocolate Mint Milkshake
Rating: Unrated
"Wow! I'm still buzzing! We made this with the chocolate ice cream and loved it." – Holly Holtzman Ryerson
Tricks For Making the Best Milkshakes
It’s easier than you might think to make the world’s greatest milkshake in your very own kitchen.

Oreo® Milkshake

Rating: 4.68 stars

This recipe is super kid-friendly, easy to make, and delicious. A favorite for kids' 'How To' speeches or just to enjoy on a hot day.