Woah you guys. These couldn’t have turned out better, and I’m so excited to be able to share this DIY with you guys. If you’re on Instagram and Tumblr frequently, you would’ve heard of these EXTREME milkshakes that originated in Australia and spread to the interwebs. Black Tap, a cafe in New York makes these as well, but the wait is 2 hours and are craaaazy expensive. But these couldn’t be any easier to make at home.
- mason jar
- frozen strawberries / strawberry ice cream
- vanilla ice cream
- red food dye (optional, this is to make it more red)
- toppings (wafers, donuts, whipped cream, candy)
First things first, the sprinkle rim! Take your frosting and coat the rim, and then bring some down where you want the sprinkles to be too. Then, coat the frosting with sprinkles. After a few tries, I found that the easiest way was to hold the mason jar outwards on its side and just pour the sprinkles over it, rotating the jar over a plate.
For the milkshake, blend your ice cream, milk, and strawberries together. I used frozen ones to give the milkshake the red color, but feel free to use strawberry ice cream. Just because these milkshakes focus so heavily on aesthetics, I added a few drops of food coloring to give it a more vibrant color. Then pour the milkshake into the jar.
Assembly time! This is the most fun part, and really, let your imagination go wild. What makes these milkshakes so instagrammable and fun are the extreme toppings, so a popular thing that people do is stack a donut on top. I added whipped cream, some strawberry wafers, lined the rim with rainbow candies, and finished it off with a pink straw, curtesy of Dunkin Donuts. 😉
- mason jar
- frozen strawberries, frozen blueberries
- vanilla icecream
- blue food dye (optional, this is to make it more blue)
- toppings (whipped cream, mini cupcake, peeps, candy, cereal, etc.)
Do the same for the sprinkle lid. To make the milkshake, make two batches. The first batch will be the pink, so I blended strawberries, ice cream, and milk together. Then for the blue/purple, I blended frozen blueberries, ice cream, milk, and added some blue food dye. When you’re stacking the two colors, MAKE SURE that you use whipped cream to divide the two. This will cause a natural blend and will make sure the two colors don’t mix together. I poured my purple in first, sprayed some whipped cream, then added my pink.
Assembly wise, I topped it with whipped cream, but a slit into a mini cupcake and inserted it on the rim, added fruit loops, and a skewer of peeps!
Chocolate Caramel Milkshake
- mason jar
- chocolate/vanila icecream
- yoghurt covered pretzels
- chocolate syrup + caramel syrup
- toppings (cookies and cream chocolate bar, etc)
The grand finale! First off, line the rim with Nutella. I left sprinkles out of this one, but opted to stick these yoghurt covered pretzels on it. Then to get that super fancy picture worthy glaze on the sides of the jar, I took chocolate syrup and drizzled it on the insides, and then did the same with caramel. To make sure the pretzels don’t slide off, I stuck the jar into the freezer while I made the milkshake.
In a blender, combine chocolate and vanilla ice cream, Nutella, or chocolate syrup with milk. Blend away! Then after pouring into the jar, I layered some cookies and cream chocolate, then placed my donut on top, and then finished off with more pretzels. Then to top everything off, I drizzled more chocolate and caramel syrup.
And there you have it! Three perfectly Instagrammable milk shakes that cost under $20 to make three of. Most of the topping you probably have at home already!
Let me know if you try these out, and be sure to tag me in your photos if you do!
Here’s the video!
Lots of love,