These creamy, classic milkshakes have a healthy spin on them, with beet powder and frozen cherries. They’re easy to make and perfect for summer entertaining or a 1950s sock hop that you’ve always wanted to have! Garnish them with whipped cream and a cherry, and you have a nostalgic American treat!
What’s the Difference Between a Malt and a Milkshake?
A milkshake consists of ice cream, milk and flavoring. While a malt contains malted milk powder giving it a richer and sweeter taste. What is malt powder anyway you ask? It’s kind of like whoppers or robin’s eggs (personal favorite!!!!)
The History of Milkshakes!
The first recorded milkshake was in 1885 and it consisted of egg nog, whiskey, extra eggs, tonic and nutmeg. Fast forward to 1911, Hamilton Beach invented a drink mixer that was widely adopted by soda fountains across America. In the 1950s, soda fountains were in their hey day. Remember in Grease, when Danny and Sandy have a date at the diner?
Beets are a superfood!! They are high in iron, and contain betaine, which helps the liver function. They are also rich in potassium, antioxidants and phytochemical which help the heart function. See! There’s no reason you shouldn’t be adding a teaspoon of this powder to your morning smoothie! In one tablespoon of Love Beets powder, there are three medium sized beets! It’s also gluten free, dairy free and sugar free, non GMO and all organic. I love adding a teaspoon of the powder to my morning smoothies too!
Favorite Milkshake Making Tips!
Let the ice cream and frozen fruit sit out for about 10 minutes.
Use a high powered blender like Vitamix or Blend Tech!
Use a nice oat milk with a lot of flavor. I love using oat milk because it resembles whole milk in terms of the fat and sugar content.
Freeze the glasses in your caddy for about 20 minutes before serving to keep the milkshake cold!
How to Be Extra With your Presentation!!!
To make this as nostaligic as possible, you need just a few things!!
the candy striped red straws. Make sure they are paper and environmentally friendly 😉
Extra cherries or strawberries to garnish the glasses
Vintage trays or a cake stand to place on your spread
Whip cream for topping! Readywhip has a vegan version now!!!
If you want to be even more classic, swap out these flavors with chocolate or vanilla. It doesn’t get any more classic than the simple flavors of the 50s!! I hope you enjoy this healthy beet powder milkshake this summer!
Healthy Milkshake with Beet Powder
A classic American recipe with a modern healthy twist! Beet powder milkshakes are the most delightful summer treat!
- Prep Time5 min
- Cook Time10 min
- Total Time15 min
- Ready in15
For the burger
- 2 cups cherry dairy free ice cream
- 1.5 cups oat milk
- 1/2 cup frozen cherries
- 1.5 teaspoon Love Beets beet powder
- pinch of salt
Preparing the spices
Let the frozen cherries and ice cream sit out for about 10 minutes to soften.
Add all ingredients to a high powered blender. Add milk as needed.
Top with whipped cream and a light dusting of beet powder.
Garnish with cherries and candy striped straws