When is National Vanilla Milkshake Day? Always June 20th!
This holiday is celebrated the same day as: Juggling Day, Bald Eagle Day, Plain Yogurt Day, Ice Cream Soda Day, Toad Hollow Day of Thank You, World Refuge Day,
How is this holiday celebrated?
This holiday is celebrated by making you and your whole family a tall vanilla milkshake! Don't stop there either- serve it the traditional way with whipped cream and a cherry on top. See below for a classic vanilla milkshake recipe.
Origin of this Holiday
Our research did not find the creator, or the origin of this day. We did however find that this holiday has been celebrated for years. There is plenty of documentation to support that this holiday does indeed exist.
We are wondering if this holiday was created by a food or drink organization- but, our research couldn't find the answer to this question-
This holiday is referred to as a "National" day., as all food & drink holidays are. However, we did not find any congressional records or presidential proclamations for this day. Even though we didn't, this is still a holiday that is publicized to celebrate.
So have fun with it and celebrate it!
We found recognition about this holiday from:
Calendar sites and personal Internet sites that blog and share information about this holiday.
Definition of a milkshake:
"A milkshake is a sweet, cold beverage which is made from milk, ice cream or iced milk, and flavorings or sweeteners such as fruit syrup or chocolate sauce. Milkshakes are usually served in a tall glass with a straw, and whipped cream may be added as a topping. Several popular milkshake flavors include vanilla, chocolate, and strawberry. In some Commonwealth nations and the states of Massachusetts and Rhode Island in the United States, milkshakes are made without ice cream (when made with ice cream it is commonly called a frappe, or cabinet in Rhode Island)."
Classic Vanilla Milkshake Recipe
- 2 cups (480ml) vanilla ice cream
- 1/4 cup (60ml) half & half
- 2 1/2 tablespoons (35g) sugar
- 1/8 teaspoon vanilla extract
Pour the milk, ice cream, and half & half in a blender and partially blend, then add the sugar and flavoring until thoroughly mixed.
- June 26 is National Coffee Milkshake Day
You may also want to research:
- Smoothie / Malted milk / Chocolate milk / Hot chocolate / Nesquik / Ovaltine / Syrup
- Soy milk / Rice milk / Greek frappé coffee /
Milkshake Fun Food Facts!
1880s-1930s: When the term "milkshake" was first used in print in 1885, milkshakes were an alcoholic whiskey drink that has been described as a "sturdy, healthful eggnog type of drink, with eggs, whiskey, etc., served as a tonic as well as a treat". By 1900, the term referred to "wholesome drinks made with chocolate, strawberry, or vanilla syrups."