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There are few things better than a tall, frosty milkshake on a hot summer day (although, let me say that photographing a milkshake on a hot summer day isn’t nearly as fun, though the reward at the end makes it all worthwhile).
As a self-proclaimed milkshake lover, this might just be my favorite milkshake recipe yet, and that’s saying A LOT. Of course, the fact that it is ridiculously easy to make doesn’t hurt, either.
GEVALIA’s new Cold Brew Iced Coffee Concentrate might have been designed for making custom cold brew coffee at home (a feat at which it definitely succeeds), but it also makes for a truly fabulous milkshake: just add vanilla ice cream. Because the coffee flavor is concentrated, you get a more intense coffee flavor without watering it down (which means your milkshake will stay super thick and creamy, just how I like it).
We also added a pinch of salt to punch up the caramel (because salty caramel > regular caramel) as well as some cinnamon to mimic that coffee-house flavor. And if you’re feeling wild, garnish your shake with whipped cream, a drizzle of caramel sauce, and chocolate sprinkles for added fun and flair.
We used the Caramel flavored cold brew concentrate, which is a lovely balance of coffee flavor and caramel sweetness, but the Vanilla or House Blend varieties would be equally divine in shake-form. This is one of those recipes that you can really customize to suit your personal tastes and flavorful imagination. Why not make it your own and add a splash of chocolate sauce to the House Blend for a marvelous mocha milkshake, a handful of chocolate sandwich cookies to the Vanilla for a caffeinated twist on cookies and cream, or a ripe banana to the Caramel for a drinkable banoffee pie shake (OMG).
While the cold brew concentrate is shelf stable (find it in the coffee aisle), you’ll want to thoroughly chill it prior to blending to keep your milkshake colder longer.