How to MAKE a SMOOTHIE
of the milkshake
The term milkshake was first used, in print,
in the year 1885.
Milkshakes were an alcoholic whiskey drink that has been described as a
"...sturdy, healthful eggnog type of drink, with eggs, whiskey, etc.,
served as a tonic as well as a treat".
By 1900, the term milkshake referred to "wholesome drinks made with
chocolate, strawberry, or vanilla syrups."
The milkshake made it into the mainstream when in 1922 a Walgreens
employee in Chicago, Ivar "Pop" Coulson, took an old-fashioned
malted milk (milk, chocolate, and malt) and added two scoops of ice cream,
creating a drink which became popular at a surprising rate, soon becoming
a high-demand drink for young adults around the country.
By the 1930s, milkshakes were a popular drink at malt shops.
The automation of milkshakes developed in the 1930s, after the invention
of freon-cooled refrigerators provided a safe, reliable way of
automatically making and dispensing ice cream.
In the late 1930s, several newspaper articles show that the term
"frosted" was used to refer to milkshakes made with ice cream.
In the 1950s, a milkshake machine salesman named Ray Kroc bought exclusive
rights to a milkshake maker from inventor Earl Prince, and went on to use
automated milkshake machines to speed up production in a major fast-food
In 2000 there was developed a reduced-sugar, low-fat milk shakes for
school lunch programs. The shakes have half the sugar and only 10% of the
fat of commercial fast-food shakes.
In the 2000s, milkshakes began being used as part of the new trend of
boutique-style "spa dentistry," which aim to relax dental
patients and reduce their anxiety.
Nowadays we are lucky that we can a good milkshake. Just like the smoothie
there are a countless number of flavors when it comes to milkshakes.