This Chocolate Milkshake is served in a glass with a chocolate frosted rim and mini chocolate chips, all topped with homemade brownie pieces for an extra special milkshake. For another refreshing, chocolatey drink, try my Homemade Chocolate Milk.
Ultimate Chocolate Milkshake
Milkshakes are simple but popular drinks that are made with ice cream, milk, and syrup, all blended together for a smooth, refreshing treat. With some added chocolate frosting around the rim of the glass, coated with chocolate chips, I didn’t stop there in this shake. I had to add a few homemade brownie pieces on top of the shake for a milkshake that is as decorated as it is delicious!
If you just want a plain ole Chocolate Milkshake, just ignore all this fun stuff and follow the “chocolate milkshake” portion of the recipe in the recipe card below.
Chocolate Milkshake Recipe
There are three main parts to this recipe–the chocolate glass rim, the milkshake, and the brownies on top! The ‘cool’ thing about this recipe (besides the shake, of course), is that you can make your own chocolate syrup, chocolate frosting, and brownies.
Chocolate Frosting Rim
- Unsalted butter–The butter should be at room temperature.
- Confectioners’ sugar
- Cocoa powder
- Vanilla extract
- Heavy whipping cream
- Mini chocolate chips
Milkshake Ingredients (full recipe below)
- Ice cream
- Whole milk
- Chocolate syrup–Make your own homemade chocolate syrup for this recipe and to have on hand!
- Premade batch of brownies, or make your own with the best brownies recipe!
How to Make the Chocolate Buttercream Frosting
The first thing you will want to have on hand are two drinking glasses, the frosting, and the mini chocolate chips. In this recipe, I prefer to use unsalted butter as I find unsalted butter to be fresher tasting and consistent in the water ratio. When you are aiming for perfect consistency, using a consistent product is important.
To make the buttercream frosting, mix together the butter, confectioners’ sugar, cocoa powder, salt, and heavy whipping cream in a medium bowl. Mix until creamy.
Chocolate Frosting Rim
The chocolate rim is such a neat (and tasty) detail in this milkshake. To coat the rims of your glasses, roll the top part of each glass in the chocolate buttercream frosting. I used a knife to smooth it out around the rim. Then, add the mini chocolate chips to the frosting, pressing them in so they stick to the frosting. Next, make the milkshake to pour into the glasses.
How to Make the Chocolate Milkshake
Ever since the blender was invented in 1922, milkshakes have become smooth and frothy desserts that are easy to make and even easier to enjoy. I stuck with the traditional three milkshake ingredients, but then I made it stand out by adding more chocolate to the glass and as a topping!
To make the milkshake, simply add the ice cream, milk, and chocolate syrup to a blender. Blend on high until fully blended. Pour the milkshake about 3/4 of the way in each glass and top with the pieces of brownies. Enjoy with homemade whipped cream on top!
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This Chocolate Milkshake is served in a glass with a chocolate frosted rim and mini chocolate chips, all topped with homemade brownie pieces for an extra special milkshake.
- ¼ cup (1/2 stick or 57g) unsalted butter, room temperature
- ¾ cup (94g) confectioners' sugar
- 2 tablespoons cocoa powder
- 1 splash vanilla extract
- 2 teaspoons heavy whipping cream
- 1 cup mini chocolate chips
- 4 scoops ice cream
- ½ cup (122.5g) milk
- ¼ cup chocolate syrup
- 1 large brownie, divided and cut into pieces
To make the frosting, mix together the butter, confectioners' sugar, cocoa, vanilla, and heavy whipping cream in a medium bowl. Mix it together by hand until smooth and creamy.
Use a knife to help spread chocolate frosting around rim of glass.
Roll the frosted rim in mini chocolate chips and set aside as you make the milkshake.
Place the ice cream, milk, and chocolate syrup in a blender. Blend on high until the mixture is smooth. It should be thick, but you can add more milk if you want it thinner.
Pour the milkshake into each chocolate rimmed glass and top with brownie pieces and more mini chocolate chips. (optional)