Old-fashioned Vanilla Malt Milkshake

An old-fashioned recipe for a traditional Vanilla Malt Milkshake.

Old-fashioned Vanilla Malt Milkshake
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This old-fashioned recipe for a traditional Vanilla Malt Milkshake will take you back to your childhood, and one or two over summer won’t hurt your waistline.

Ingredients (serves one to two)

  • 3 scoops good-quality vanilla ice-cream
  • 1/2 cup full-cream milk, cold
  • 2 heaped teaspoons malted milk powder
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Method
Put all ingredients in a blender and blend. Alternatively use a Bamix (or similar) and serve in glasses.

Tip
To make a chocolate malt milkshake, substitute the vanilla ice- cream for chocolate and omit the vanilla extract.





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    Pass the Ductape
    4th Nov 2013
    10:03am
    Definitely try this one!
    aquarius
    4th Nov 2013
    2:06pm
    Brings back memories
    KKKKatie
    4th Nov 2013
    3:02pm
    The best milkshakes I ever had were from the Black and White milk bar near the corner of King William and Waymouth Streets. I think they cost 4d in those days. I wonder if it was related.
    Alipal
    4th Nov 2013
    5:33pm
    I dispute this as being the first. My Greek grandfather had a milk bar called The Bluebird Cafe in Rosewood Queensland in the 1920s. He also owned the first automobile in the district. He went on to own the School of Arts Hotel in Charleville in competition with Corones, a Greek compatriot. Grandfathet's was the shearers' hotel so the site of quite a few blues. His name comes up in court records from that era and not in a particularly favourable light.
    HOLA
    4th Nov 2013
    5:37pm
    I remember the old milk bars back in the 50's. They were usually run by Greeks and boy did they know how to make milkshakes and hamburgers. They were the best. Although Mum and Dad couldn't afford to buy them very often for us, when they did it was a special treat. The hamburgers were so large my sister and I shared one.

    4th Nov 2013
    5:54pm
    I miss milkbars
    any one remember this

    4th Nov 2013
    6:01pm
    Thats when we lost the ablity to mental arithmetic.
    rememder a penny bag of sweets. That was a lot of sweets.
    HOLA
    4th Nov 2013
    7:00pm
    RAT - now that brings back memories of the 60's. I used to work at Grace Bros. Broadway in the buying office. We had to attend class every morning before work to learn decimal currency. We even had to learn the songs. The young ones of today haven't got a clue about mental arithmetic, they have to depend on their calculators.
    Pass the Ductape
    5th Nov 2013
    6:45am
    Yeah HOLA...So right!

    I once went into a shop some years back, during a school holiday period and purchased a couple of hardware items. A sweet young thing (girl about 10 years old) was behind the counter and receiving instructions from grandma about how to tend to customers. The young lady was using a little hand calculator to work out the total price. Thinking I might have been adding my little bit to an unexpected scenario, I asked the young lady (whilst giving a wink to grandma) what would happen if the calculator was to fail? How would she be able to work out the price if this were to happen?

    Her reply was not quite what I expected. She simply stated she'd ....." GET NEW BATTERIES!"
    unicorn
    5th Nov 2013
    9:13am
    Should work okay with Lo Fat mild too, as I cannot drink full fat milk, nobody with chest conditions should drink it.
    fastbucks
    30th Oct 2014
    4:38pm
    Hello, can anyone give me the original recipe for thickshakes you got from the Greek cafes in the 60's? not the recipe for the watery ones you get now
    unicorn
    3rd Nov 2014
    6:47am
    Pongpi I was shown by a Greek Milk Bar owner in the 50"s to make molk shakes The only difference ws that the flavouring was used in each case ( e.g. chocolate ) was changed by flavourings in syrup form. The thickness was made by adding more Ice cream.
    unicorn
    3rd Nov 2014
    6:47am
    Pongpi I was shown by a Greek Milk Bar owner in the 50"s to make molk shakes The only difference ws that the flavouring was used in each case ( e.g. chocolate ) was changed by flavourings in syrup form. The thickness was made by adding more Ice cream.
    fastbucks
    25th Mar 2015
    1:55pm
    Hello all - after years of looking I have found the best thickshake similar to what I got in the 70's. It was at the Serenity Cove Café at the caravan park at Woodgate beach in Queensland. Make sure you get Isaac to make it, as the other staff just make a slightly thicker milkshake and sell it as a thickshake


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