A milkshake maker is a household appliance usually found in the kitchen. An alternative to a blender, the milkshake maker is far less versatile but is generally regarded as a better option for making milkshakes. This kitchen gadget is looked at as a popular throwback appliance in many kitchens and is known for its ability to quickly make the various flavors of milkshake that are so well-loved around the world.
A small kitchen appliance that usually plugs into the wall, the milkshake maker can often be found in cupboards or on countertops next to margarita makers or blenders. It is simpler to use than either of those similar products and often takes up less space when making milkshakes. The milkshake makers most often consist of a stainless steel milkshake glass, a base to place the glass into to keep it in place and an electronic handle with a circular blade the stirs the ingredients of the milkshake.
A milkshake can be made with the milkshake maker by pouring milk, ice cream, flavored sauce and fruit, such as strawberries, into the glass and placing the glass on the base of the milkshake maker. The top blade can then be lowered into the glass so that it is in the middle of the ingredients in the cup. A setting can then be selected and usually a small tab turns the device on and begins the blade spinning. The blade will then start to break down the ice cream and combine it into one substance with the sugary syrup and the milk. The glass can also be removed from the base to be manually moved up and down on the blade so that it is mixed better.
With the right amount of ingredients, the milkshakes will take on a thick milk-like consistency that can be drunk with a straw or a thin ice cream consistency that can be eaten with a spoon. The device can then be cleaning by washing out the glass and wiping down the blade, and will be immediately ready for use with the next milkshake.
Milkshake machines are popular as throwback items in kitchens, harking back to the days of 1950s lunch diners, where milkshakes were an ever-popular item. These old-style milkshake makers can still be found in food service kitchens, fast food restaurants and diners around the world as well, making the kind of milkshakes that are still a popular item on fast food menus.