National Coffee Milkshake Day

Shaking Up History

The term “milkshake” first appeared in print back in 1885 and was used to describe an eggnog-type alcoholic beverage. However, by 1900, the milkshake morphed into a hand-shaken drink made of milk, crushed ice and flavored syrups. Then in 1922, Walgreens employee Ivar “Pop” Coulson added a scoop of ice cream and blended it all together. Thus, leading the way the standard form of milkshakes we see today.

What could be a better way to shake up your normal coffee routine than to combine a couple of historic recipes? Ice cream, coffee and vodka… together in one drink? Yes please! The subtle flavor of our Gold award winning Vitzellen Vodka makes it the perfect addition to the classic frozen milkshake!

Everyone enjoys a milkshake that is tailored to their own taste. Feel free to experiment with the recipe. Want it a little thicker? Add more ice cream. Want it a little thinner? Add more milk. Sweeter? Add extra chocolate sauce.


Boozy Coffee Milkshake 


  • 2 scoops of vanilla ice cream
  • 3 Tbsp milk
  • ½ tsp instant espresso powder
  • 1-2 oz Vitzellen Vodka
  • 2 Tbsp chocolate sauce, plus more for garnish


  1. Dissolve the espresso powder in the milk and pour into a blender.
  2. Add the ice cream, chocolate sauce, and vodka.
  3. Begin by pulsing a few times and blend until just smooth.
  4. Drizzle chocolate sauce inside a frosted glass.
  5. Add milkshake to glass and top with whipped cream and more chocolate sauce.


Please drink responsibly. Vitzellen Vodka 42.5% ABV (85 Proof)