This American original consists of a blended combination of milk, ice cream and flavored syrup, fruit or other flavorings. The drink is quickly made with the aid of a blender and is sometimes enriched with an added egg. See also malted milk.
From The Food Lover's Companion, Fourth edition by Sharon Tyler Herbst and Ron Herbst. Copyright © 2007, 2001, 1995, 1990 by Barron's Educational Series, Inc.