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Salted Caramel Chocolate Chip Milkshake

Salted Caramel Chocolate Chip Milkshake | thefirstyearblog.com
So this past weekend I was at the grocery store doing my regular grocery shopping and I found myself in the ice cream aisle… I wasn’t supposed to be there. We are kind of on a ‘no ice cream diet’. It was going well until I ended up in the ice cream aisle.

In my mind I was thinking, “salted caramel ice cream sounds really delicious” and then I found it on the shelf, big mistake. It was only a pint so I thought that was better than bringing home a half gallon. So I bought it. Another mistake. When I got home I decided that if I was going to indulge in some ice cream, I wanted to make something extra scrumptious. I whipped up a salted caramel chocolate chip milkshake and that was not a mistake, it was a great decision.

Salted Caramel Chocolate Chip Milkshake | thefirstyearblog.com
So what do you need to make a killer milkshake? Ice cream that is slightly softened to room temperature, whole milk, and vanilla extract. Plus any toppings or syrup you want to add to make it extra delicious. Of course whip cream and a fancy straw are optional, but they really are the secret ingredients to making the best milkshake ever.

I hear there are new straws on the market – stainless steel ones that make your drink extra chilly. I don’t know how I feel about putting stainless steel in my mouth. So readers, if you’ve used a stainless steel straw, can you describe what it feels like? Maybe it’s the best thing ever and I’m just missing out.

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Salted Caramel Chocolate Chip Milkshake

Total Time: 5 minutes

Serving Size: 2


  • 1 pint salted caramel ice cream, equal to 2 cups
  • 1/4 cup whole milk or 2% milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2-3 tbsp mini chocolate chips
  • 3 tbsp chocolate syrup, optional
  • whip cream for topping


  1. Blend the softened ice cream, milk, and vanilla, and chocolate syrup if using, in a blender until smooth.
  2. Pour into 2 glasses, evenly divide the mini chocolate chips and add to the glasses.
  3. Top with whip cream and a straw.

Salted Caramel Chocolate Chip Milkshake | thefirstyearblog.com
And then I added in some chocolate syrup – to make a salted caramel chocolate chocolate chip milkshake. I’ll tell you that this milkshake vanished as soon as I was done shooting this recipe.

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  1. Haha, this is funny because yesterday after church we stopped at the grocery store with our kids, “to pick up a couple things.” We eventually wound up in the ice cream aisle and came home with a tub of vanilla icecream, 3 boxes of popsicles, 2 boxes of ice cream bars. WHAT???? We blame it on the children. Hehe!! This milkshake is my favorite flavor :)

  2. you had me at salted caramel! I could really go for one of these right now…..even at 7:30 am! ;)

    • Haha, I totally understand that! I was just looking at your strawberry parfaits and already craving one!

  3. Salted caramel ice cream is the best! What a great way to enjoy it :)

    • Becca, it was my first time having salted caramel ice cream and I think I picked a pretty good way to enjoy it!

  4. Beth, This looks and sounds great! Salted Caramel is the way to go with dessert!!

  5. It’s never a bad decision to pick up some ice cream! ;) Salted caramel ice cream is the best!

  6. I love the sound of this. I haven’t had a milkshake in ages and caramel? YUM!!!
    I totally enjoyed your story how you got to have one of those! I do think that all of those steps were good though! Otherwise you wouldn’t have brought us this delicious recipe! :) So, perfect decisions you made her…

  7. Nothing better than salted caramel, especially in a milkshake. Love this!

  8. Salted caramel milk shake?!! Girl, I am in!!

  9. I’m with you on the “no ice cream.” In fact, last night I was tempted to go down that aisle twice but my husband kept reminding me that I told him not to let me. haha. This looks great, btw!

    • Oh man, see I needed my husband with me to prevent me from going down there!

  10. Oh that ice cream was the best decision ever! This looks awesome.

  11. My philosophy on desserts ad treats is this: go BIG or go home. So I’m all for breaking the no-ice cream rules and having one of these indulgent milkshakes!

  12. This looks awesome! Salted caramel ice cream is my all time favorite. This shake looks absolutely delish.

    • It was my first time having it, but I think it’s definitely a new favorite Katya!

  13. I don’t think it counts as eating ice cream since you technically drank it! ;-)

  14. Yumm! I could not go past salted caramel ice cream either Beth! But judging by this delicious looking milkshake, you made the right decision ;)

  15. You can never go wrong with ice cream. I would have no regrets about buying ice cream if this amazing milkshake was the outcome either ;). Wish I could sip on one right now!

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