Refreshing, cool, and bursting with blueberries. That’s what this Blueberry Milkshake is all about! When you’re looking for a decadent, chilly beverage to cool down with, it doesn’t get much better than this blueberry milkshake recipe.

Plus, it only takes 3 ingredients, and you can use fresh-picked blueberries in the height of summer, or frozen blueberries any time of year.

Side view of blueberry milkshakes served in a mason jar with whipped cream, blueberries, and a mint sprig. A purple and white striped straw is in the top of each glass.

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The Story Behind the Recipe

We are lucky to have the most amazing blueberry farm in the fertile farm valley just a few minutes away from where we live. Most summers, we try to get down there and enjoy an afternoon of blueberry picking.

The problem is, it’s really, REALLY hard to stop. There is something so satisfying about pulling handfuls of perfectly ripe blueberries off of fluffy green bushes.

So we end up with GOBS of blueberries, and an hour later, I’m back in my kitchen with a huge box overflowing with blueberries and I’m like, welp, my life is blueberries now.

But it’s summer, and I’m hot. Why not take a breather and cool down with a frosty, creamy, decadent drink while I’m at it? Blueberry milkshakes to the rescue!

Blueberry milkshakes served in a mason jar with whipped cream, blueberries, and a mint sprig. A purple and white striped straw is in the top of each glass.

Why You’ll Love This Blueberry Milkshake Recipe

I mean, it’s blueberries and vanilla ice cream. What’s not to love?!

But truly, this blueberry milkshake is super easy to make, with only three ingredients and a bit of time in the blender.

Ingredients for blueberry milkshakes include blueberries, ice cream, and milk.

Ingredients

  • Blueberries – Fresh or frozen, either will do.
  • Vanilla ice cream – Use your fave.
  • Milk
  • Optional toppings – Whipped cream, fresh mint sprigs, and a few more blueberries

Adaptations/Variations

  • Make this blueberry milkshake vegan and dairy-free by swapping in a vegan ice cream and plant-based milk (I’m partial to oat milk in milkshakes because it’s thick and rich).

How to Make Blueberry Milkshakes

Simply place all of the ingredients in your blender, and blend blend blend! Start slowly to get the ingredients moving, then gradually increase the speed. Blend for about 1 minute on high speed until gorgeous, purple, and positively drinkable.

Top view of ingredients in the blender for blueberry milkshakes

Tips for Success

  • For the easiest blending, add the milk first, then the blueberries, then the ice cream. Having the liquid closest to the blades helps get everything moving.
  • If the milkshake seems too thick for your blender, here are a few tips to get it moving:
    1. If your blender came with a tamper, then use the tamper to help the mixture blend. If it didn’t, then unplug your blender, use a spatula to scrape the sides, add more milk as close to the base as you can, then try blending again.
    2. Or, you can simply let the mixture melt a little bit and then try blending again. If you don’t have a high speed blender, start with 1 ½ cups frozen, or fresh, blueberries, and then add more as needed.

Can I Save Leftovers?

Milkshakes don’t make great leftovers, because the consistency will change whether you are to put it in the fridge (it’ll melt), or the freezer (it’ll freeze and won’t thaw with the same consistency as before).

A blueberry milkshake with whipped cream, blueberries, and mint.

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Two blueberry milkshakes with a blender in the background.
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Blueberry Milkshake

Prep: 5 minutes
Total: 5 minutes
Author: Kare
Yield: 2
Pretty, purple, and positively delicious! Juicy blueberries team up with creamy cool vanilla ice cream for a simple milkshake recipe that is as tasty as it is pretty. Recipe makes two large milkshakes or three medium.

Ingredients

  • 3 cups vanilla ice cream
  • 2 cups blueberries (frozen or fresh)
  • 2 cups milk
  • whipped cream (optional)

Instructions

  • Add the ice cream, milk, and blueberries to your blender. Blend on low to get everything moving, then increase to high speed. Mix for about 1 minute, until the milkshake is very well blended. Pour into glasses and top with whipped cream, a couple of additional blueberries, and a sprig of mint if desired.

Notes

Nutrition information does not include whipped cream.

Dairy Free & Vegan Option

Substitute vegan vanilla ice cream and a rich plant-based milk like oat milk. 

Nutrition Facts

Serving: 1g, Calories: 641kcal, Carbohydrates: 80g, Protein: 16g, Fat: 30g, Saturated Fat: 18g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g, Monounsaturated Fat: 8g, Cholesterol: 116mg, Sodium: 253mg, Potassium: 874mg, Fiber: 5g, Sugar: 68g, Vitamin A: 1309IU, Vitamin C: 16mg, Calcium: 562mg, Iron: 1mg

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