As innocent as a vanilla milkshake may sound, the first milkshakes that appeared in 1885 typically contained whiskey and had a consistency more like that of eggnog.
But the more dairy-oriented virgin variety of the classic slurp became mainstream in 1922, when a Chicago Walgreens employee added ice cream to malted milk for a frozen delight. The drink became popular with young adults countrywide and rose in popularity concurrently with the creation of soda fountains and diners and, more importantly, the blender.
Today, the popular fast food treat typically consists of milk, ice cream and fruit or flavored syrups, blended together into a frothy sip for the ultimate comforting dessert drink.
National Vanilla Milkshake Day!!.. if you want pink wine in your milkshake!