Milkshakes are the most mesmerizing drinks that everybody savours. It’s the transformation of milk into a treat. Milkshakes are one of the favourite drinks made of ice cream, milk, and selective flavouring. But do you know milkshakes did not always like this the way they are now?
Let’s uncover a few unknown facts about milkshakes with even more fascinating history.
- Can you guess when the milkshake came into the light? How this trend started? Milkshakes have been with us for a long time. The word ‘milkshake’ first introduced and documented in print in 1885. Earlier it was not made of ice cream and flavourings. In this era, milkshakes were eggnog drinks which contained whiskey, and due to this, they became very trendy.
- In 1922, Stephen Poplawski made milkshakes more popular by inventing the electric blender. The brilliant idea of adding a rotating blade at the bottom of the container for the specific use of allowing milkshakes and malts to be prepared easily at home. But before these blenders were widely available to the users, milkshakes were hand-shaken, which is why they had eggnog like texture.
- Also in the same year 1922 in Chicago, A Walgreens employee Ivar “Pop” Coulson the first malted milkshake by adding vanilla ice cream to their usual malted milk drink. After some time, it became one of the most popular beverages.
- Later in 1930, the freon-cooled refrigerators were discovered which made the automating of milkshakes secure and in 1936 the Multimixer was invented by Earl Prince which was capable of dispensing five milkshakes automatically and concurrently that made improved the milkshake services.
- The fast-food milkshake revolution was led by Dairy Queen, which introduced the milkshakes in 1949.
- Do you have any idea of how many different terms are used for milkshakes? In the 50s, different parts of the US used to refer different names for milkshakes. Such as “cabinets,” “frappes,” “concrete,” “frosted shakes,” and “velvets.”
- Do you know that milkshake can even cure a hangover? A little amount of honey when mixed with banana milkshake become the perfect remedy for the hangover.
- Are you aware of the milkshake record? The giant milkshake was made in the year 2000 by Ira Freehof; it was of 6,000 gallons of pure milkshake which can be served into 50,000 average size sakes!
- Do you love the chocolate milkshake? Well, then you’re lucky, you can celebrate September 12 by drinking as many chocolate milkshakes you want because it’s the National Chocolate Milkshake Day.
- If you are not fond of chocolate, then June 20 is your day. Have vanilla milkshakes and enjoy the National Vanilla Milkshake Day. Besides if you call milkshakes as frappes, then there’s a day for you too. The national Frappe Day is commemorated on October 7.
We know you might be wondering about the above facts. Have a milkshake and relish this great source of dairy while reading these surprising facts. The state-of-art made these delicious treats more fun and creative.
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