Chocolate Milkshake

The evolution of the milkshake is an interesting one. The first mention of a milkshake appeared in 1885 and it referred to an alcoholic drink. The original milkshake was a concoction of whiskey, eggs and other ingredients. This “eggnog type of drink” was sold as a tonic and as a treat in pharmacies. However, by the early 1900’s people began requesting a scoop of ice cream in the milkshake “tonic” and soon ice cream became the base of the drink. The milkshake developed more by the additions of vanilla, chocolate and strawberry syrups.

The milkshake underwent another revolutionary change in 1911 with the invention of the electric mixer by Hamilton Beech. The result of the high-speed blending resulted in the milkshake taking on the characteristic of a frothy, smooth drink instead of the previous version which comprised a hand-shaken drink of crushed ice, milk, sugar and syrups. Another result of the electric mixer was the milkshake moved out the pharmacies and into the local soda fountain establishments. In 1949 Dairy Queen became the first fast food restaurant to add milkshakes to their menu.

The final step in the evolution of the milkshake occurred in 1937 with the invention of the straw. Joseph Friedman recognized the difficulty of drinking a milkshake from a glass and, as a result, invented the straw. This final step gave the slurping sound associated with the milkshake.

Milkshakes and Weight Loss

Milkshakes are traditionally horrible for weight loss. You can enjoy a traditional milkshake at your local fast food restaurant when you are having a “Junk” or “Cheat” day, but you need to avoid them on a weight loss day. Traditional milkshakes are loaded with sugar and fat and are high in calories. For example, a Steak-n-Shake Oreo® Cookies Double Stuff regular sized milkshake has 1010 calories! However, all is not lost! You can make your own milkshakes on a weight loss day.

Here is a simple chocolate milkshake idea using milk and ice cream from your local grocery store.

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Simple Chocolate Milkshake
Chocolate Milkshake
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Nutrition Facts
Simple Chocolate Milkshake
Amount Per Serving
Calories 182 Calories from Fat 45
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 5g 8%
Saturated Fat 3g 15%
Cholesterol 18mg 6%
Sodium 180mg 8%
Potassium 300mg 9%
Total Carbohydrates 26g 9%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Sugars 9g
Protein 11g 22%
Vitamin A 8%
Calcium 171%
Iron 2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Course Snack
Cuisine American
Prep Time 2 Minutes
Servings
serving
Course Snack
Cuisine American
Prep Time 2 Minutes
Servings
serving
Chocolate Milkshake
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Nutrition Facts
Simple Chocolate Milkshake
Amount Per Serving
Calories 182 Calories from Fat 45
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 5g 8%
Saturated Fat 3g 15%
Cholesterol 18mg 6%
Sodium 180mg 8%
Potassium 300mg 9%
Total Carbohydrates 26g 9%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Sugars 9g
Protein 11g 22%
Vitamin A 8%
Calcium 171%
Iron 2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Instructions
  1. Mix milk and ice cream together
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There are many other versions of healthy milkshakes you may make on a weight loss day. The recipe database at Achieve Weight loss includes many milkshake ideas which are quick and easy.

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