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The Story Of The Milkshake

Ice cream is a lot older than milkshakes. There were more people who could create it in their kitchen in the home at the time Nancy Johnson invented the hand-cranking freezer that made Ice cream around 1846. The bucket was made of wood of salt and ice the tub, and a paddle to make the Ice.

Are you curious to learn more about the history behind milkshakes?

Milkshakes in the past were made as a form of eggnog-based drink that was alcoholic, made with whisky eggs, whisky, and milk. This was not a kid-friendly or family-friendly drink!

The latest version of the milkshake is the famous mouth-watering beverage where the alcohol was replaced by syrup, ice cream and milk blended. It was safe for kids to drink. In 1897, William Horlick in Wisconsin created the health drink for children called malted drinks and named it Horlicks which contained evaporated malted barley, milk as well as wheat flour. In the end, the change was achieved with the addition of chocolate syrup as flavor.

But they were not easy to make. The year 1911 was when Hamilton Beach invented a drink mixer to make milkshakes more easy to make.

However, it wasn’t simple making the drink at home. In fact, it is Hamilton Beach who developed drinks mixers in 1911 to make the making of making milkshakes easier. It was in 1922 that Polish immigrants Stephen Poplawski created an automated malt milk mixer that is the modern blender that we make use of in the present.

The same time, in the summer heat, in a Chicago drugstore was the Walgreens employees Ivar “Pop” Coulson kicked the stage for his revolution by adding vanilla ice cream into the malted milk drinks that were already in use.

And during the 1930s when the Freon cooler was introduced and multiple shakes could be created at the same time, using soft-serve frozen ice creams. Milkshakes were the most popular drink , and was sold at US in soda fountains, drug stores as well as breakfast bars, drive-through roadshows, as well as any food vendors. Milkshakes were sold under various names and had a myriad of flavours. The shakes were served in tall glasses, with straws that you could slurp and was decorated with a strawberry and umbrella hanging from the bottle. Then , bendable straws were invented to drink the shakes that were far too dense to drink. Then Joseph Friedman found that his daughter was having trouble drinking the milkshake with an uncurved straw he created bendable straws.

Friedman modified the shape of straws by pushing in a screw then wrapping the floss around the thread of the screw. The floss helped the straw to bend at the edge of the glass. Judith was able drinking her milkshake. Friedman received the first patent on the bent straw , also known as The Flexible Drinking straw, on the 28th September 1937.

The drinks were named in a wild way, such as concrete, the drink that was very thick and the glass was able to turned upside down, without spilling a drop. There were other bizarre ones too – frappes with frosted tops, frosted drinks cabinets, velvets, and more. There are a variety of shakes that are available today which are served with frostings, whipped cream or ice creams as well as other sweets.