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September 12: National Chocolate Milkshake Day

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Happy National Chocolate Milkshake Day! The first recorded reference to a chocolate milkshake appeared in 1885 in a British newspaper, which called for a shot of whiskey in the rich, sweet beverage. Today you can find chocolate milkshakes in just about any ice cream shop, diner, or fast food joint.

Traditionally this drink is made with chocolate ice cream and milk or heavy cream, but you can lighten yours up by using chocolate frozen yogurt and either fat free milk or a non-dairy milk like almond, soy or coconut. You can also get the ice cream-like texture without the fat and calories by blending frozen banana pieces into a little bit of milk with cocoa powder. Any way you make it, enjoy a chocolate milkshake today!

How do you make your chocolate milkshake?

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