Five milkshakes to blow up the tyranny of vanilla

The old standbys

The first recorded mention of the term milk shake — in print, anyway — was in 1885. The phrase described an alcoholic tonic that contained eggs and whiskey. Two decades later, soda fountains were experimenting with different kinds of cold beverages that utilized ice cream and flavored syrups. One reference to the “milk shake” in 1900 called it a “wholesome drink” made with chocolate, vanilla or strawberry syrups. Those three flavors would remain the top-selling shake flavors for the rest of the century. These days, however, customers are becoming much more daring with their choices of favorite milkshake flavors.

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