Celebrate National Chocolate Milkshake Day in Charleston!


A chocolate milkshake dressed up with brownie chunks, whipped cream, and strawberries.Today’s good mood is sponsored by milkshakes.

Did you know there is a day to celebrate one of the best sweet treats?! That’s right! September 12th is National Chocolate Milkshake Day! Cheers to that frothy ice cream goodness! 

It was in the early 1900s that the original shake made with whiskey and eggs was replaced by syrup, sometimes malt, and ice cream — becoming our beloved choco shake today!

When it comes to ice cream or any summer treat, I’ve always been on team extravagant. I always add all the ice cream toppings and extra carbs I can get. After all, it’s dessert and we’re not counting calories. Am I right?

But my husband is my polar opposite in the best way possible. He has always been a simple guy when it comes to seasonal treats and desserts. Go to a dessert bar and he’s asking for a chocolate chip cookie or a simple chocolate shake. And I’m over here grabbing all the pumpkin-spiced treats I can find in that high-heat weather right now. It’s a win-win for me because I always try his dessert too!

So today we’re giving a shoutout to the original of shake flavors. We’re all about the chocolate!

Fun Facts About Chocolate Milkshakes

  • Hamilton Beach made the first blender specifically to be used for milkshakes.
  • Use the hashtag #NationalChocolateMilkshakeDay to celebrate this day and look up ways others are celebrating too.
  • On August 1, 2000, the largest chocolate milkshake was made to hold the Guinness World Record title in New York weighing in at 6,000 lbs!

Make sure to grab a shake and join in the celebration. Whether you want to get festive by making a shake at home or grabbing one on the go, I’ve got options for you.

Simple Chocolate Shake Recipes

1. Chocolate Shake Recipe: Dairy Option

What you’ll need:

  • blender
  • milkshake glass
  • 3 cups vanilla or chocolate ice cream
  • 1/2 cup of milk
  • 1/2 cup of chocolate syrup or hot fudge
  • whipped cream and a cherry for topping (optional)

Blend all your ingredients except toppings. Pour in a milkshake glass. Top with your toppings. Enjoy!

2. Chocolate Shake Recipe: Non-dairy Option

What you’ll need:

  • blender
  • milkshake glass
  • 1 banana (frozen)
  • 1/2 cup of non-dairy milk alternative
  • 2 Tablespoons cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • Vegan whipped cream (Reddi Whip offers it) (optional)
  • cherry for topping (optional)

Blend all your ingredients except toppings. Pour in a milkshake glass and cheers to an amazing vegan shake!

Three tall glasses of simple chocolate milkshakes with straws.Charleston Spots to Grab a Chocolate Milkshake

Some of our favorite places to grab a shake locally are:

However you decide to celebrate, be sure to share with us your chocolate milkshake fun!

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Misty Barrett
Misty is a Cincinnati, Ohio native along with her husband. They moved to the area in early 2018 after getting married in the late summer of 2017. Having not been to the area before, they dove right in and now call it home. They also have a spunky three-year-old daughter. Misty is a blood cancer survivor, after getting diagnosed while pregnant, and undergoing a stem cell transplant. She enjoys being a stay-at-home mom and a small business owner. You can find her crafting, baking, and creating any fun DIY she can try. She enjoys discovering all things local from food, sites, and beaches with her husband and daughter. A family beach day is always a good day to her! Keep connected with Misty on Instagram @mistbarrett