7 Ways to Make Your Milkshake Even Better

Food Network Kitchen's Vietnamese Ice Coffee Milkshake, as seen on Food Network

Photo by: Stephen Johnson ©2015, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

Stephen Johnson, 2015, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

There’s nothing quite a like a milkshake to make you feel like a kid again. But next time you’re filling the blender for a whipped-up treat, try one of these ideas for a fun twist on the classic.

Wake it up with coffee.

A little bit of espresso powder gives this Vietnamese Iced Coffee Milkshake (pictured above) a pleasing jolt.



Photo by: Matt Armendariz ©2013, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved.

Matt Armendariz, 2013, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved.

Crumble cookies on top.

Bobby Flay finishes off this classic strawberry milkshake with an extra dollop of jam and a crumbled sugar biscuit for extra crunch — and a pretty presentation.

Swirl your glass with caramel.

Before she pours her bananas Foster shake, Sunny Anderson swirls some caramel inside the glass for some added flair (and extra sweetness!).

Get your straw in on the fun.

Trisha Yearwood makes a vanilla milkshake into a party by rolling straws in chocolate and peanuts before serving.

MINT JULEP MILKSHAKE Food Network Kitchen Food Network Vanilla Ice Cream, Bourbon, MintFlavored Liqueur, Whipped Cream, Mint Leaves

Photo by: Matt Armendariz ©Copyright 2015

Matt Armendariz, Copyright 2015

Blend in some booze.

You knew we would go there, right? This Mint Julep Milkshake is spiked with bourbon, making it great any day (not just Derby Day).

Give it the breakfast treatment.

Turn your first meal of the day into a work of art with waffles and bacon. (Warning: These guys are for special occasions only.)

Photo by: Heather Ramsdell ©2016, Food Network

Heather Ramsdell, 2016, Food Network

Or just plain go crazy.

It’s all the rage to turn milkshakes into dessert skyscrapers. But you don’t need to wait for hours at a restaurant for an epic, Instagram-worthy food moment — try one of our clever versions instead.

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