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National Chocolate Milkshake Day 2023: Date, History, Facts, Activities

National Chocolate Milkshake Day on September 12 is unquestionably a special occasion. Chocolate milkshakes are not only one of the greatest desserts of all time, but also a reminder of our childhood and a symbol of the American past-time. A time when milkshakes and fries were the ideal date and drive-in movies were popular. Put a quarter in the jukebox, join us and raise a glass to the greatest fusion since the invention of peanut butter and jelly in 1901.

The background of National Chocolate Milkshake Day

The development of the electric blender and malted milk beverages are responsible for the evolution of milkshakes. In order to comprehend the origin of milkshakes, one must look further back in time to mediaeval Britain, when eggnog first appeared. Back then, it was a warm, milky ale-like beverage, and since milk and eggs were delicacies of the affluent, it was frequently consumed during festive occasions. Milkshakes did not appear in history until 1885, when someone conceived of combining whisky, milk and eggs as a “eggnog-type” cocktail. It was originally a term for “wholesome drinks” with chocolate, strawberry, or vanilla syrups.

In 1910, Hamilton Beach introduced the Cyclone Drink Mixer, an electric blender that quickly gained popularity in commercial settings. With the invention of the blender, milkshakes began to assume their modern, whipped, aerated, and frothy form. In 1922, Ivar “Pop” Coulson, a Walgreens employee in Chicago, created the first milkshake by adding two scoops of vanilla ice cream to the store’s standard malted milk drink formulation. This product, referred to as “Horlick’s Malted Milk,” was featured by the Walgreen drugstore chain as an ingredient in a chocolate milkshake, which became known as a “malted” or “malt” and quickly became one of the most popular soda-fountain beverages of its time.

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Activities on National Chocolate Milkshake Day

Purchase a chocolate smoothie.

Numerous restaurants throughout the world are commemorating this holiday by offering discounts and buy one get one free deals. Bring a friend and enjoy a drink with them as if you were two cool youthful people.

Construct a chocolate beverage.

Only ice cream, milk, and chocolate sauce are required! There are a plethora of amazing recipes available online that can make it extra special.

Try varying your mix.

Try a malted milkshake to experience a new type of beverage. You can find a multitude of creative and enticing milkshake recipes online to provide you with ideas for your delicious dairy delight.

5 Interesting Facts About Milkshakes

Ira Freehof created the world’s largest chocolate milkshake in 2000, which, at 6,000 litres, was equivalent to 50,000 regular-sized shakes.

Bostonians refer to milkshakes as “frappes,” though the term can also refer to a glass of milk with flavouring.

Banana milkshakes sweetened with honey are an effective remedy for hangovers, as they relieve the stomach and replenish blood sugar and electrolytes such as magnesium and potassium.

During the production of the original “Planet of the Apes” film, extras costumed as apes enjoyed chocolate milkshakes. Their masks prevented them from eating a normal supper.

The United Kingdom refers to milkshakes as “thick shakes.”


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