Salted Caramel Milkshake Recipe

Amanda Powell | A Cookie Named Desire

Creamy salted caramel milkshakes are the best part about dessert. They’re super simple to make and customize with as much or little caramel!

One of my favorite ways to end a meal is with a milkshake. They are just so good, and the flavors are pretty much endless.

Salted caramel milkshake is a classic, but perhaps one of the best milkshakes around, and one I like to make at home the most.

Salted Caramel Milkshake Photo

Vanilla ice cream makes the best base for a salted caramel milkshake. It is a fairly plain canvas that allows you to control exactly how much caramel you want in your milkshake.

When I am using homemade salted caramel sauce, I find the flavor is stronger and I need less of it.

Salted Caramel Milkshake Picture

Store-bought caramel tends to be lighter in flavor and needs more for it to come through as much as I sometimes want.

Although the caramel is already salted, I like to add just a touch more salt to the milkshake to help it shine through more when added to the creamy vanilla ice cream.

Salted Caramel Milkshake Image

You can skip this step if you want, but if you decide to add it, I recommend sticking to kosher salt, or even a flaky sea salt.

The fine salt you use in your regular cooking or on your table will not work as well.

Salted Caramel Milkshake Pic

There are no differences among the different types of whipped cream you use. The stuff in the can is just as good as the stuff you make at home when it comes to topping your salted caramel milkshake.

The only reason I prefer the homemade whipped cream is because you can whip it stiffer so that you can really build it up higher and I am all about that extra whipped cream!

File 1 - Salted Caramel Milkshake

You can also make this salted caramel milkshake boozy if you want. I have a creamy salted caramel liqueur that I love adding, but you can also use infused vodkas or even a splash of bourbon!

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Salted Caramel Milkshake Recipe

  1 Servings


  • 1 pint Vanilla Ice Cream
  • 1/3 cup Salted Caramel Sauce
  • 1/4 teaspoon Kosher Salt
  • 1/3 cup Whole Milk
  • Whipped Cream


  1. Add the ice cream, caramel, salt, and milk to a blender and blend on high for two minutes.
  2. Drizzle the inside of a glass with caramel, then fill with the milkshake.
  3. Top with the whipped cream and more caramel.



Cooking Method:
No Bake
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Recipe Yields:
1 milkshake
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Author: Amanda Powell
Recipe Yields: 1 milkshake
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes

Nutrition Facts

Servings Per Recipe 1

Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat 316
Calories 938

% Daily Value*
Total Fat 40g
  Saturated Fat 20g
Sodium 611mg
Total Carbohydrate 131g
  Dietary Fiber 0g
  Sugars 123g
Protein 17g

* Percent Daily Value are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
** Nutrition Facts are estimated based on ingredients and data provided by Fat Secret. Please consult a doctor if you have special dietary needs.
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