8 Frosty Milkshakes to Slurp All Summer

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Date Shake

Date Shake
Supposedly invented in the 1930s by a California date farmer, these date-thickened and -sweetened shakes are a popular drink at roadside stands in the Coachella Valley. Get the recipe for Date Shake » Matt Taylor-Gross

Avocado Shake

Avocado Shake
This creamy, sweet shake topped with sweet chocolate syrup—made without ice cream—is a popular Indonesian snack. Get the recipe for Avocado Shake » Matt Taylor-Gross

Boston Cooler

Boston Cooler
This Midwestern spin is our favorite kind of soda shake—a milkshake with a soft drink replacing the milk. Ginger ale adds a warm, spicy bite that cuts through all the vanilla richness. Get the recipe for Boston Cooler » Matt Taylor-Gross

Mango Lassi

Mango Lassi
Use the ripest, sweetest, smoothest mangos you can find, such as Champagne or Haitian varieties, to make this yogurt-enriched Indian fruit shake. The sweet-tart drink makes a fine breakfast smoothie, or cooling accompaniment to spicy meals. Get the recipe for Mango Lassi » Maxime Iattoni

Blueberry Pie Milkshake

Blueberry Pie Milkshake
A scoop of vanilla ice cream and a hefty slice of pie go into the blender together, and out comes the ultimate dessert: a creamy shake with buttery crumbles of pie crust and ribbons of gorgeous fruit filling throughout. Get the recipe for Blueberry Pie Milkshake » Todd Coleman

Vanilla Banana Black & White Milkshake

Vanilla Banana Black & White Milkshake
Layers of vanilla and chocolate get a thick texture from bananas in this classic black and white shake recipe. Get the recipe for Vanilla Banana Black & White Milkshake » André Baranowski

Peanut Butter Bourbon Milkshake

Peanut Butter Bourbon Milkshake
Maple syrup and a healthy dose of bourbon add a delectable kick to this grown-up take on a peanut butter milkshake, served at Seattle’s Skillet Diner. Get the recipe for Peanut Butter Bourbon Milkshake » Todd Coleman

Avocado-Mint Shake

Avocado-Mint Shake
This chilly treat is an adaptation of one served at the Royale Eatery, a burger and shake shop in Cape Town, South Africa. A simple purée of avocado, ice cream, mint leaves, and ice, it’s sweet, rich, and dense enough to stand a spoon in. Get the recipe for Avocado-Mint Shake » Laura Sant