RE: [gardeners] How to make a milkshake (...was Eggplant grinder)

Doug Reed (
Wed, 11 Jul 2001 12:47:39 -0700 (PDT)


When I was growing up, my dad employed me as a "Soda Jerk" in his
Drug Store/Soda Fountain. I must have made a million milkshakes/malts.

The "Ice Cream" part of a milkshake was actually something called
malt base. We got it delivered from the same supplier that we got
our regular dipping ice cream. Malt base looks a lot like vanilla
ice cream but has a slightly different texture without much flavor.

To make a milkshake I would take the metal milkshake container, add
flavored syrup, malt base, and whole milk then attach it to the 
trusty Hamilton Beach milkshake blender (I still have this blender and
a couple of the metal milkshake containers). When blended, pour into a large
glass. To make a malt I just added some malt powder to the above mixture.

-Doug Reed (still making milkshakes in my sleep)
-Boulder, CO

--- Margaret Lauterbach <> wrote:
> What do they contain then?  
> At 10:09 AM 7/11/01 -0700, you wrote:
> >--- Margaret Lauterbach <>
> >wrote:
> > > Whoa! I don't have a clue what "breve" is other than
> > > in "alla breve", and
> > > since when did milkshakes not contain ice cream?
> > > Margaret L
> > >
> >
> >In Boston milkshakes don't contain ice cream.
> >
> >Stacey

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