If you are in charge of creating milkshakes for your business, you need to do more than just make a good milkshake: you need to make the perfect milkshake. A perfect milkshake can become a signature drink for your restaurant, and can help draw in more customers. There are a few tricks to creating the perfect milkshake.
Start with High Quality Ice Cream
The base of your milkshake is the ice cream. Do not just choose the cheapest ice cream that you can purchase in bulk for your restaurant. Instead, search for a really good, rich ice cream that tastes great all on its own. Ideally, you want to use an ice cream that is made with natural ingredients and has as few artificial ingredients as possible. Splurging on high-quality ice cream will help you create a more perfectly tasty milkshake.
Use Fresh Ingredients
A great milkshake often includes other ingredients outside of milk and ice cream. For example, a strawberry chocolate milkshake may contain strawberries, or a banana cream pie milkshake may contain real bananas.
When you make a milkshake that requires additional flavor, make sure that you are using fresh ingredients. Don't use a frozen sludge of strawberries – use fresh berries. Stick to fresh fruits when you need to add extra fruit flavor.
The same is true for other flavors as well. Want to add a little mocha flavor to your milkshake? Use real fresh-brewed coffee. Want to have some vanilla bean flavor? Use real vanilla beans. Using real, fresh ingredients will add an entirely different flavor to your milkshakes that will make them stand out.
Stay Away from Ice
A perfect milkshake should never require the presence of ice. Ice cubes will not make your milkshake thicker or creamer; instead, it will dilute the flavor of your milkshake. Don't hide the flavor of your milkshake and high-quality ingredients with ice. To make sure that your milkshakes stay nice and cold for as long as possible, make and pour your milkshakes into glasses that you chill in the freezer first. This will help keep your milkshake cold without diluting the flavor.
Don't Overdo the Milk
Finally, make sure that you don't overdo the milk. You don't want to use a ton of milk in your milkshake. Ice cream should be the main ingredient, and milk should be the complement. Work to figure out the perfect amount of milk to get just the right consistency for your milkshake. Keep in mind that you may need to use a different amount of milk for different ice cream and flavor combinations. Don't stick to the same amount of ice cream for all of your milkshakes; adjust the amount of milk and find the right unique amount for each of your recipes.
The trick to the perfect milkshake is all about using the right ingredients in your milkshake machines. High-quality, natural ice cream, fresh additional flavors, no ice, and just the right amount of high-quality milk.