September 12, 2022!
Rich, creamy, and indulgent, the milkshake is perhaps one of the world’s most perfect dessert foods. Cold enough to take the chill off a hot summer’s day, smooth enough to be enjoyed through a straw, and thick enough to provide a satisfying weight on the tongue.
But when it is taken to another level and made with chocolate? Well that’s just pure perfection that no one can argue with.
National Chocolate Milkshake Day celebrates this indulgent dessert and its history, especially as it comes in combination with that richest and most desired of substances–chocolate.
Get ready for National Chocolate Milkshake Day!
History of National Chocolate Milkshake Day
In 1885 a wonderful thing happened: the term “milkshake” was first recorded and introduced into the dessert world. While it is important to know that the milkshakes of that time were a much different creation than that which are commonly consumed today, they still served as the predecessor to the beloved modern chocolate milkshake.
At that time a milkshake referred to something far more akin to what is often now called “Eggnog”, which was a mixture of eggs, whiskey, and a variety of spices and flavorings. It didn’t take long for that to change as, in the 1900’s, the word “milkshake” became a term for a much more wholesome beverage. The ice cream was still not officially part of the mix yet, though it was commonly ordered along with the drink.
The Electric Mixer Changes the Ice Cream World
While getting closer, it wasn’t until the invention of the electric mixer that the milkshake as we know it came to pass. In fact, the histories of these two are intricately connected as both came about in 1922.
As may be fairly obvious by now, the chocolate milkshake actually predates the milkshake as we know it today, but it truly reached perfection once ice cream became a natural part of the drink. The story goes that a Walgreens employee in Chicago got a little crazy and decided to put two scoops of ice cream in a chocolate malt, which was made using an electric blender. After that, the drink quickly became a hit all throughout the United States. The rest is milkshake history!
What is often unknown is that milkshakes were not always called milkshakes, in the 1950’s they were called frosted drinks, cabinets, velvets, or frappes. But no matter what they are called, all around the world people should take this day to delight in everything to do with Chocolate Milkshakes!
How To Celebrate National Chocolate Milkshake Day
No one really needs to struggle to come up with ideas for implementing celebrations on this day. Anything that includes chocolate and ice cream blended together will probably do! Try out these fun ideas for taking National Chocolate Milkshake Day to the next level:
Sip On a Chocolate Milkshake
Celebrating National Chocolate Milkshake Day is one of the more pleasurable things a lover of chocolate and ice cream can do, as it gives one an excuse (as if one is needed) to indulge in their favorite shake.
We have a wide variety of Chocolate Ice Creams to choose from. Organic, non-dairy, artisanal, your fav national brand and more. Stop in or order online from any Morton Williams today!