Ode to the milkshake: The drink that deserves more respect

Who doesn’t like a milkshake? It’s ice cream you drink from a straw. What’s not to like? But the delicious drink does not get as much love as it deserves.

There is literally nothing bad about a milkshake. Nothing. It’s ice cream, maybe some milk and ice, and toppings. Unless it’s made with subpar ingredients, it’s impossible for it not to be incredibly delicious. And we’ve even gotten to the point where vegans and people who are lactose intolerant can enjoy them too. Milkshakes for everyone!

But despite how delicious they are, milkshakes don’t get the same respect as other drinks. They  definitely don’t have the same popularity as soda and certainly don’t give off the same prestige or cool vibe as alcoholic drinks.

The milkshake has been pushed to the kid’s menu and that’s a shame. What’s childish about ice cream as a drink?? Sitting on the couch with a huge milkshake should have the same appeal as sitting with a pint of ice cream (it’s not just for bad days and break ups!)

That being said, milkshakes aren’t something  that are readily available, are they? Sure, you can get one at your local diner, ice cream shop, or Steak ‘n Shake, but beyond that, your only other option is to make one at home and who wants to lug out their blender? If there was a some kind of milkshake in the frozen section next to the ice cream, I would buy five per week and I can’t believe I’d be the only one.

There was a moment when it looked like milkshakes might have their day in the sun, but it went away pretty quickly. Remember when everyone was posting Instagram pictures of massive milkshakes? It was the best!

Who doesn’t want a milkshake with a huge brownie or donut coming out of it? Why did this go away? Yes, you can probably still find these milkshakes in certain places, but why didn’t it blow up as much as cupcakes, macarons, or cake pops? I need my giant milkshake in the Midwest!

When we’re all allowed to go out to eat again, a milkshake will be one of the first things I grab. And maybe I’ll buy my own brownie to stick on the top.

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Do you love milkshakes? What’s your favorite flavor? Do you think they deserve more love? Let us know in the comments below!

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