Southern-Style Shakes You Need to Make Now
There’s nothing much that can’t be fixed with a cold, creamy milkshake complete with whipped cream and a cherry on top. It’s a simple classic that we do not deign to challenge. But, for those who have a particular proclivity for indulgent Southern desserts (that require an actual utensil to eat), a simple vanilla or chocolate milkshake just might not do the trick. So, we set out to solve that pressing problem by creating milkshake masterpieces inspired by some of our favorite Southern desserts. When we say these are decadent, we mean it—but that’s what makes these a special treat to cool you and your loved ones down all summer long. Taken from the plate to the glass, here are four original milkshakes that will put you in a creamy, dreamy state.
Peanut Butter Pie Milk Shake
Recipe: Peanut Butter Pie Milk Shake
There’s nothing quite like a rich peanut butter pie, except maybe one in milk shake form. Caramel topping, mixed with the peanut butter and other sweet ingredients, makes this shake to-die-for—seriously! Drizzle the sides of the glass with chocolate syrup for some flair.
Banana Pudding Milk Shake
Recipe: Banana Pudding Milk Shake
Banana pudding is such an essential summer treat that we’ll eat it all day, any day, but if you’re looking for a way to cool down even more, make this dessert favorite into a milk shake. Our personal touch is some crushed vanilla wafers on top (and a few extra to snack on too!).
Salted Caramel-Pecan Milk Shake
Recipe: Salted Caramel-Pecan Milk Shake
Salted caramel has really snuck up on the dessert scene as the perfect salty-sweet combo, and it makes for a tasty shake when paired with good old Southern pecans. Flaky sea salt sprinkled on top gives the perfect finishing touch.
Hummingbird Cake Milk Shake
Recipe: Hummingbird Cake Milk Shake
The Hummingbird Cake is the most requested recipe in Southern Living’s history. With its charm, it’s become a Southern staple. So, we decided to make this iconic dessert into a creamy milk shake! Rim the glass with frosting and chopped pecans to make it extra festive.