National Chocolate Milkshake Day

Oh boy! Any day with chocolate in the name gets my wholehearted support! September 12 is your invitation to imbibe in this most delicious treat.

First, a little history: the first reference to a milkshake appeared in a British newspaper in 1885. At that time, it was an alcoholic beverage – an eggnog type of drink made with whiskey. The story goes that if the customer liked the drink, he would shake hands with the bartender, leaving a coin in his palm. By 1900 milkshakes were referred to as “wholesome drinks made with chocolate, strawberry or vanilla syrup.” Once this change happened, people began asking for this treat with a scoop of ice cream. When the electric blender was invented in 1922, milkshakes began to have the frothy consistency we know today. That same year Ivar Coulson, a Walgreen’s soda jerk, added malt to the drink, and the malted milkshake was born.

I saw several suggestions for how to celebrate this day, but to my mind there is only one – get yourself a chocolate milk shake! GoBankingRates has a list of where you might score a free milkshake today.


Here are a few quotes about chocolate milkshakes and chocolate in general

If I can’t suck your milkshake through a straw, it’s not a milkshake–it’s a glass of ice cream.–Bill Maher

I blow up fireworks all the time, and I love making milkshakes and banana splits.–Chris Isaak

I’m not complaining about Romance Being Dead – I’ve just described a happy marriage as based on talking about plants and a canceled Ray Romano show and drinking milkshakes.–Mindy Kaling

If you look in my fridge, it’s, like, children’s food – chips, milkshakes, yogurt.–Simon Cowell

Love is that which happens while enjoying a chocolate milkshake.–Unknown

Next week we’ll be investigating rumours that the president of the dairy council has become a Mason, and goes around giving his colleagues the ‘secret milkshake.–Ronnie Barker

I remember the fact that milk was delivered every day by a milkman. In summer, my mother would make what now seem in my middle-aged imagination the most delicious iced milkshakes.–Simon McBurney

As a child, I lived with being punier than other boys in class. The only consolation was my parents’ empathy – they encouraged constant trips to the local drugstore for chocolate milk shakes to fatten me up.–James D. Watson

As with most fine things, chocolate has its season. There is a simple memory aid that you can use to determine whether it is the correct time to order chocolate dishes: any month whose name contains the letter A, E, or U is the proper time for chocolate.–Sandra Boynton

Chocolate causes certain endocrine glands to secrete hormones that affect your feelings and behavior by making you happy. Therefore, it counteracts depression, in turn reducing the stress of depression. Your stress-free life helps you maintain a youthful disposition, both physically and mentally. So, eat lots of chocolate!–Elaine Sherman

Chocolate is nature’s way of making up for Mondays.–Anonymous

Chocolate is a perfect food, as wholesome as it is delicious, a beneficent restorer of exhausted power. It is the best friend of those engaged in literary pursuits.–Baron Justus von Liebig

I don’t understand why so many “so called” chocolate lovers complain about the calories in chocolate, when all true chocoholics know that it is a vegetable. It comes from the cocoa bean, beans are veggies, ’nuff said.–Author Unknown

There are four basic food groups: milk chocolate, dark chocolate, white chocolate, and chocolate truffles.–Anonymous

There’s nothing better than a good friend, except a good friend with CHOCOLATE.–Linda Grayson

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