National Chocolate Milkshake Day | September 12
Tue Sep 12th

National Chocolate Milkshake Day

On September 12th, chocolate and ice cream lovers will celebrate National Chocolate Milkshake Day. Forget the calories for just this one day and indulge in a delectable, thick and delectable chocolate milkshake.


In 1885, the word milkshake first appeared in print. A milkshake is referred to an alcoholic beverage mixed with eggs, whiskey, and other ingredients during this period. Pharmacies served the drink as a narcotic and a treat to clients. By 1900, pharmacies sold this "healthy drink" with either chocolate, strawberry, or vanilla syrup.

  • People were already asking for this "new treat" with a scoop of ice cream in the early 1900s
  • 1911 – Hamilton Beach's drink mixers began to be used at soda fountains
  • Steven Poplawski invented the electric blender or drink mixer in 1922
  • The milkshake took on a chipped, aerated, and frothy form as they are today, thanks to the blender's invention
  • Milkshakes became a common drink in malt shops around the 1920s and 1930s

Malted milk powder was another addition to the milkshake. Malted milk is a bit like toasted caramel and made from malted barley, wheat flour, and dehydrated whole milk. It was first introduced in the 1870s as a shelf-stable dry milk product. Make the powder into a chocolate milkshake and turn the creamy goodness into a malted chocolate milkshake. Malted milk milkshakes became popular drinks at soda fountains in the 1920s, along with milkshakes.

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How to celebrate chocolate milkshake day

At your new restaurant or soda fountain, enjoy a chocolate milkshake. Try a malted chocolate milkshake, especially if you've never had a malted chocolate milkshake. It's definitely worth a try. With a dollop of whipped cream, you may want to top off your chocolate milkshake with a dollop of whipped cream! If you're enjoying this delectable dessert, don't forget to share this delectable pastime with someone else.

Do you have a favorite malt shop? Be sure to give them a shout-out, too! To post on social media, use the hashtag #ChocolateMilkshakeDay.

The national chocolate milkshake day is the longest in national chocolate milkshake day history

We were unable to locate the maker of National Chocolate Milkshake Day, but we were unable to find him. However, that doesn't discourage us from celebrating!

Milkshake FAQ

Q. How many calories are in a chocolate milkshake?

A. Depending on the ingredients used, a 16-ounce chocolate milkshake can contain as many as 790 calories.

Q. Does chocolate milkshakes contain dark chocolate?

A. They can. Both the syrup and the ice cream used to make the milkshake can be made from dark chocolate.

Is a milkshake a dessert or beverage? Q. Is it a dessert or beverage?

A. Thanks to the ice cream, a milkshake is more dessert than beverage. However, since a milkshake is something we drink, it's also a drink.