Salted Caramel Pretzel Milkshake

A Salted Caramel Pretzel Milkshake to cool you off and sweeten you up! This delicious dessert whips up quickly for a crowd, making it perfect for barbecues or a Memorial Day party.

Salted Caramel Pretzel Milkshake is the decadence you deserve! Sweet, salty, and totally amazing!

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I am so, so, SO ready for barbecue season. Don’t get me wrong, I love my slow cooker. But being able to hand off 80% of the dinner cooking to my dear sweet husband until September has some definite perks.

Like allowing me to focus on dessert. Ahem.

Salted Caramel Pretzel Milkshake has salted caramel throughout. Add more right on top for a perfect finish!

It’s just starting to heat up and be beautiful around here, so I’m craving ice cream like all the time. But serving ice cream at a barbecue is kind of a hassle, right?

Everyone wants a different scoop count, and it’s almost impossible to get all that ice cream served up without some of it turning to soup in the meantime.

What’s a girl to do? Milkshakes, duh.

Salted Caramel Pretzel Milkshake has crunchy bits of salty pretzels just waiting to be spooned up. So great!

But you know me. I can’t just blend up some ice cream and milk and call it a day. Oh no, sir. So I’ve made a delectable and super easy salted caramel sauce that’s amazing in these milkshakes, but can be used in all kinds of easy summer desserts. Heck, you can even buy some two-bite brownies and pour it over the top.

But for our first Memorial Day barbecue where we actually have a yard (yes! We finally have grass and landscaping!!), I want to make something truly spectacular.

This simple salted caramel sauce comes together in a snap to create a fool-proof dessert topping that you'll absolutely love!

Enter this Salted Caramel Pretzel Milkshake. Because it truly is magnificent. Set out shooter glasses in advance if you have a big crowd, or juice glasses for a smaller one. You can make the incredibly easy caramel sauce in advance, and then it’s just a matter of blending, pouring, and topping. Just be sure to make a little extra because they’ll be gone in no time flat!

It’s great to have a caramel sauce like this in your repertoire. You can make it with or without the salt, but I say go for the salt every time. It brings out the sweetness of the sauce, and just makes it truly irresistible.

What would you pour it over?

Salted Caramel Pretzel Milkshake

Yield: 2 milkshakes

Prep Time: 15 minutes + chill time

Total Time: 20 minutes


For the Sea Salt Caramel Sauce

  • 3/4 cup light brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup Karo® Light Corn Syrup
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1/2 cup whipping cream OR canned coconut milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon fine sea salt
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

For the Salted Caramel Pretzel Milkshake

  • 2 cups vanilla ice cream
  • 1/4 cup thoroughly chilled Sea Salt Caramel Sauce
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1/3 cup salted caramel pretzel pieces
  • whipped cream, optional


For the Caramel Sauce

  1. Combine brown sugar, corn syrup and butter in a 1-quart saucepan.  Stirring frequently, bring to a full boil over medium heat and boil 1 minute.
  2. Remove from heat; immediately stir in cream, sea salt and vanilla.
  3. Refrigerate to store.  Microwave 30 seconds and stir before serving.

For the Salted Pretzel Milkshake

  1. Combine ice cream, Sea Salt Caramel Sauce, milk, and salted caramel pretzel pieces in a blender.
  2. Blend until smooth.
  3. Pour into 2 glasses and if desired, garnish with whipped cream, more caramel sauce and pretzel pieces.
Recipe adapted from Karo Syrup

Salted Caramel Pretzel Milkshake is for the person who loves salty and sweet. Mixed in a cool, creamy milkshake, you've got one gorgeous treat!

A Salted Caramel Pretzel Milkshake to cool you off and sweeten you up! This delicious dessert whips up quickly for a crowd, making it perfect for barbecues or a Memorial Day party. So delish!

15 Responses to “Salted Caramel Pretzel Milkshake”

  1. Karen @ Seasonal Cravings — May 16, 2016 at 6:15 pm

    What a great combo of sweet and salty!  Yum!


    • Jamie — May 17, 2016 at 10:15 am

      Thank you, Karen!

  2. Mary // chattavore — May 16, 2016 at 8:26 pm

    I need this in my life! So YUM!


    • Jamie — May 17, 2016 at 10:14 am

      I hope you enjoy it, Mary!

    • Jamie — May 17, 2016 at 10:14 am

      I hope you enjoy it, Mary!

  3. Kim — May 17, 2016 at 7:10 am

    What a lovely summer milkshake! It’s definitely a great alternative for ice cream when organising big parties! Besides, homemade caramel sauce is amazing. 

    Anyways, thank you for sharing this lovely, easy and delicious recipe!



    • Jamie — May 17, 2016 at 10:14 am

      You’re very welcome, Kim! xxoo

  4. Be still my salted caramel loving heart! Seriously, my guy just brought me home salted caramel ice cream. When I tell him I can make a homemade salted caramel milkshake for him, he will totally flip :)


    • Jamie — May 18, 2016 at 1:29 pm

      I hope he likes it, Bobbi!

  5. Barbara Schieving — May 17, 2016 at 10:50 pm

    Love how easy the salted caramel recipe is. Such a pretty, fun dessert for summer. 


    • Jamie — May 18, 2016 at 1:28 pm

      Thank you, Barbara! I think we’ll be enjoying this all summer!

  6. Jill Pritchard — May 17, 2016 at 11:55 pm

    Not only will this be a wonderful summertime treat but I know three little boys and their grandma who would have this anytime of the year. I mean, we have ice cream year round, and that’s just ordinary ice cream, but I would leave this for Santa Claus and Rudolph as well!


    • Jamie — May 18, 2016 at 1:27 pm

      Ha, Jill! I think Santa Claus and Rudolph would be very grateful!

  7. Dorothy @ Crazy for Crust — May 18, 2016 at 9:42 am

    This is absolutely PERFECT!! Love all those flavors together.


    • Jamie — May 18, 2016 at 1:26 pm

      Thank you, Dorothy! xxoo

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