It’s officially fall! And while fall in Florida is more like summers encore, I love to bask in the flavors. Apple and pumpkin oh my! This apple cider milkshake is the perfect after school treat, but don’t worry, it’s got a surprise healthy twist as well.
An apple cider milkshake couldn’t be easier to make! With three simple ingredients and one extra healthy twist, you’ll be slurping it up in no time!
Yes, we ARE using ice cream in this recipe, but the good thing? You can make it as nutritious or diet cautious as you’d like!
From sugar-free options to some amazing dairy-free choices (we are LOVING cashew milk ice cream right now, and almond and coconut milk are great choices too), the addition of ice cream doesn’t have to mean we’re breaking all of the rules.
The same goes for the whipped topping! We’ve been switching between almond milk and coconut milk versions and both are delish.
So, make it sugar-free if that’s your fancy. Make it vegan if you’d prefer to skip the dairy. But whatever you do, try this deliciously creamy apple cider milkshake recipe!
Since I also wanted an added boost of protein (especially since I was sharing this with my kiddos for an afternoon snack), a scoop of my vitamin enriched vanilla protein powder adds a 1-2 punch.
And yes, I also added a mini donut for fun. It’s all about that balance, right?
Milkshake Fun Fact: The first known printed reference to a “milkshake” dates back to 1885 and contains whiskey as one ingredient… For medicinal purposes only (wink wink). Milkshakes got their name from being served in bars. If the customer enjoyed the milkshake, he shook hands with the bartender. If not, the bartender didn’t get a tip.Mobile cuisine
Steven Poplawski invented the electric blender in 1922 just for milkshakes. Before that, the effort of shaking them up must have required a lot of upper body motion.mobile cuisine
Why this apple cider milkshake recipe is so easy:
Just toss the very few (FOUR) ingredients into a blender, pour into your favorite glass, and serve! I love that it has a healthier twist, so I feel better about serving it… not just empty calories. And yet, it’s still SO good!
By 1930, milkshakes referred to the sweet treat we know today, with ice cream, milk, and syrup blended together.just fun facts
Topping ideas for an apple cider milkshake:
- Whipped cream (almond milk and coconut milk whipped topping are a great vegan option
- Caramel drizzle (I love lining the glasses with caramel drizzle first, it just looks great!)
- Cinnamon stick
- Cinnamon donut
- Apple slices or apple rounds
- Candies (chopped Recees would be delish!)
- Chopped Nuts (along with caramel drizzle like a caramel apple)
- 3 cups (about 5 large scoops) vanilla ice cream of choice (cashewmilk, almond milk and coconut ice cream all work great)
- 1 1/2 cups apple cider
- 2 scoops vanilla protein powder
- 1/2 tablespoon cinnamon
- Desired toppings
Place all ingredients in a blender and blend until a smooth milkshake consistency.
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