Salted Caramel Milkshake

Salted Caramel Milkshake |

Salted Caramel Milkshakes made with vanilla bean ice cream, salted caramel sauce and dark salted caramel chocolate. They’re the perfect way to chill out and indulge!

In case you thought my affinity for salted caramel was a thing of the past, I’m going to go ahead and take things to a ridiculously indulgent, delicious level with Salted Caramel Milkshakes. Sorry. Not really. You’ll totally thank me after you take one sip.

I’ve been in a milkshake kinda mood lately, which I think is caused by the fact that it’s a gazillion degrees coupled with 1000% humidity. Seriously. I haven’t done my hair in days, it’s not even worth it. With the time I save doing my hair, I’ll make you guys milkshakes instead – decadent milkshakes topped with loads of whipped cream, swirls of caramel, and sprinkles – because what’s a milkshake without sprinkles?

Eric is not much of a fan of my milkshake shenanigans. Don’t get me wrong, he loves a good shake, but he’s definitely a purist when it comes to this sweet, cold beverage. His milkshakes begin and end with chocolate – no fun add ins – unless of course we’re talking about a few Oreo cookies. But that’s where his milkshake customizations stop. Chocolate Malts? Not a chance.

saltedcaramelmilkshakerecipeI, however, think the more over-the-top, the better. Don’t you? It’s not just milkshakes that get my over-the-top treatment, though. The thing is, with it being a bajillion degrees, I haven’t really wanted to eat much of anything. It’s all about the cool, refreshing liquids, all the time. So, I’ve been drinking my calories. From juice to iced tea to milkshakes, it’s all about keeping my palate happy and my body temperature below 106°F.

I typically start my day with a smoothie or green juice of some sort, so my Blendtec definitely gets a daily workout and performs like a champ – every single time. And while most blenders might struggle with loads of ice cream and chocolate candy, my trusty Blendtec whips through shakes, smoothies and green juices with ease.

It’s been a godsend this last week when all I want to do is guzzle ice cold beverages. It even makes a mean frappuccino, thank goodness – because running to the local coffee shop for one of those five times a day can get expensive fast. Plus, I’m sure I’d get really weird looks and I’m so not a fan of those.

I’ll be posting a giveaway for a chance to win your very own Blendtec here on MBA, and soon one of you will be whipping up more milkshakes, juices, frappuccinos and soups than you know what to do with. Just remember to start with this Salted Caramel Milkshake! Check back tomorrow evening for your chance to win!

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Salted Caramel Milkshake

Yield: 1 serving

Prep Time: 5 minutes


2 cups (about 4 scoops) packed vanilla bean ice cream
1/2 cup milk (I prefer whole milk)
3 tablespoons salted caramel syrup (see note below)
4 Ghirardelli Dark Chocolate and Sea Salt Caramel Squares

Optional Garnishes
whipped cream
chocolate sprinkles


Place ice cream, milk, caramel syrup, and Ghirardelli Dark Chocolate and Sea Salt Caramel Squares into and blender and blend on medium-high speed until thoroughly combined. If desired, top with whipped cream, caramel sauce and chocolate sprinkles. Serve immediately.


You can use store-bought salted caramel sauce or simply add an extra 1/2 teaspoon of salt to my homemade caramel sauce.

If you love salted caramel, check out these other desserts:

Salted Caramel S’mores
Salted Caramel S'mores |

Salted Caramel Brownies

29 Responses to “Salted Caramel Milkshake”

  1. This milkshake looks sooooo dangerously yummy! Love the flavour!

  2. Maria Isabella — July 3, 2014 at 11:15 am

    Can’t wait to try this (like immediately)! But gotta ask you first, where did you get those adorable straws?

    • Bonnie — July 10th, 2014 at 10:02 pm

      You can get really cute straws at Joann fabric/crafts, Michaels and sometimes the $ store!

  3. Alex@intoxicology — July 3, 2014 at 11:43 am

    Looks like I’ve got something new to try this weekend! Awesome picture btw. I think I’m going to experiment net with this and booze it up a bit. Cheers!

  4. I eat salted caramel by spoonfuls. Straight from the jar. This milkshake needs to happen soon!

  5. Natalie @ Paper & Birch — July 3, 2014 at 12:05 pm

    oh my Jamie, I want one of these right now!

  6. Muna Kenny — July 3, 2014 at 1:03 pm

    What a gorgeous looking milkshake! It is so refreshing just to look at :)

  7. I just fainted a little looking at this recipe. HEAVENLY! Thanks for sharing!

  8. Jocelyn @BruCrew Life — July 3, 2014 at 2:51 pm

    Salted caramel is by far my favorite…please keep the awesome caramel treats coming!!! I wish we had some heat and humidity here in IN, but the past few days have felt like spring. But that won’t stop me from blending up a pitcher of milkshake goodness and downing it all like a champ.

  9. Great minds and all? I’m working on a milkshake very similar except for one addition you should be able to guess. Starts with B and ends with ourbon. :)

    I’ll have to remember to link to your for a mocktail version; this looks amazing!

  10. Salted caramel anything is good and I need this milkshake in my life!

  11. Jessica @ Sweet Menu — July 3, 2014 at 6:11 pm

    Oh my! If I got served this at a restaurant I would be ECSTATIC! Looks INCREDIBLE!

  12. Ami@NaiveCookCooks — July 3, 2014 at 10:23 pm

    Gosh this looks so super delicious and gorgeous pics!!

  13. Oh. My. Yum. Pinning this now – thanks for the recipe!

  14. Tracy | Pale Yellow — July 5, 2014 at 9:08 am

    I was just thinking about a salted caramel milkshake, and here one is! Perfect timing!

  15. Michal — July 5, 2014 at 5:34 pm

    Wow! that looks and sounds so good!
    Never tried caramel milkshake, neither salted one.
    Will have to try it, thanks!

  16. I’m dying that you put Ghirardelli dark chocolate and sea salt caramel squares into a milkshake….those are my absolute favorite! Can’t wait to buy a bag and not eat every single square before I have a chance to put some in a milkshake!

  17. Sam @ Baking Made Easy — July 7, 2014 at 4:56 am

    Good day to have a drink like this! Wonderful! I love drinking milkshakes! Perfect!

  18. Ella — July 8, 2014 at 11:14 am

    This looks so delicious! And the glass is so cute! Where did you buy it from?

    • Jamie — July 9th, 2014 at 12:15 am

      The glasses are from World Market, thanks so much for stopping by!

  19. Rachel Cooks — July 9, 2014 at 8:48 am

    Oh heck yes! I love salted caramel anything!

  20. Ana — July 13, 2014 at 9:04 am

    :( Would love to try them, but I can’t have dairy products. So I just look at the pictures instead.
    May I ask you where do you get those glasses?


    • Jamie — July 13th, 2014 at 10:51 pm

      The mugs are from World Market! Have a great day and thanks so much for stopping by!

  21. Caroline — July 19, 2014 at 1:25 pm

    I love Salted Caramel and milkshake, putting it togheter, yum yum yum defff gonna try it !

    My new post :

  22. Sarah @ Savoring Spoon — November 11, 2014 at 10:58 pm

    This looks like creamy slushy vanilla bliss! I love the addition of caramel sauce. And it’s not too over the top – it’s just right :) pinned!

    • Jamie — November 12th, 2014 at 1:31 pm

      Thanks so much for visiting and Pinning, Sarah!

  23. The Blonde Chef — November 12, 2014 at 9:19 am

    So… I am obviously SUPER late to this milkshake party but these look so good! And I am so NOT over salted YUM!

  24. Erin @ The Speckled Palate — November 22, 2014 at 5:43 pm

    I love milkshakes… but I never think to make them. Definitely changing this ASAP so I can indulge in one of these gorgeous shakes!

    • Jamie — November 22nd, 2014 at 9:45 pm

      Thanks so much for visiting!


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