Here’s How To Try Black Tap Milkshakes Without Spending $15

The Cookies ‘n Cream Shake


This shake is everything you love about an ice cream sandwich and more. Vanilla ice cream is blended together with chocolate chips and topped with whipped cream, freshly-baked cookies, and cookie crumbs for a taste of that classic favorite.


  • 4 large scoops vanilla ice cream (depending on desired thickness)
  • ¼ cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 3 chocolate chip cookies
  • ½ cup milk
  • Hershey’s chocolate syrup
  • Whipped cream


  1. Using prepackaged dough (or any recipe of your choice), bake chocolate chip cookies for 11 minutes.
  2. Combine ice cream, milk, and chocolate chips in a blender until smooth.
  3. Drizzle chocolate syrup along the inside edge of glass. Pour milkshake, leaving room at the top.
  4. Break two cookies in half and crumble the other. Top milkshake with whipped cream, cookie halves, cookie crumbles, and chocolate chips. Drizzle chocolate syrup if desired.

 The Banana Cream Pie Shake


One simply cannot deny the fact that pie is one of the most essential, delicious, and versatile desserts to have ever graced our presence. Pie is absolutely perfect in all its forms, and with this twist on the classic banana cream pie, you won’t regret shaking things up. Craving a boozy pumpkin pie milkshake?


  • 2 bananas
  • ¼ cup raw coconut
  • ½ cup graham cracker crumbs or pie crust
  • ½ cup chopped pecans
  • 5 scoops vanilla ice cream
  • 1/3 cup milk
  • ½ cup melted chocolate
  • ½ cup toasted coconut
  • 1 full graham cracker
  • Whipped cream


  1. Roll the top of your glass in a bowl of melted chocolate.
  2. Roll the glass in toasted coconut.
  3. Blend ice cream, milk, 1/4 cup chopped pecans, 1/4 cup raw coconut, and 1/4 cup crushed graham crackers until smooth.
  4. Place remaining graham cracker crumbs/crust into bottom of cup along with 2-3 banana slices.
  5. Pour milkshake into cup and top with whipped cream, full graham cracker, banana slices, and remaining toasted coconut, graham cracker crumbs, and pecans.

The Salted Caramel Pretzel Shake


The thought of forking over $15 for a taste of a Black Tap milkshake can be horrifying for a college student (thanks, tuition). As a gift to all college students everywhere, we have come up with a salted caramel pretzel shake that will spare you your cash and journey to NYC.


  • 4 large scoops vanilla ice cream (depending on desired thickness)
  • ¼ cup salted caramel coffee creamer
  • ½ cup pretzels, toffee bits, and honey roasted peanuts, combined
  • 1/8 cup pretzels, toffee bits, and honey roasted peanuts, combined (for the glass rim)
  • 2 caramel toffee-dipped pretzels rods
  • 5 chocolate-dipped mini pretzels
  • ¼ cup milk
  • Caramel syrup


  1. Roll the rim of your glass in caramel syrup. Once the rim is fully coated, roll in crushed pretzel mixture.
  2. Combine ice cream, milk, coffee creamer, caramel syrup and pretzel mixture in a blender until smooth.
  3. Top milkshake with a heaping swirl of whipped cream, chocolate dipped mini pretzels, and pretzel rods. Drizzle with caramel syrup.

The Sinfully S’mores Shake


With simple ingredients and lots of patience (and a ton of roasted marshmallows), you will have the most Instagram-worthy milkshake you thought you could only dream of. And yes, that’s a s’more on top.


  • 5 toasted marshmallows
  • ½ cup graham cracker crumbs
  • ½ cup melted chocolate
  • 5 scoops vanilla ice cream
  • 1 Hershey’s mini chocolate Bar
  • 1 graham cracker
  • 1/3 cup milk
  • Chocolate syrup
  • Whipped cream


  1. Toast the marshmallows by placing them in the oven on broil until golden brown. Keep an eye on them.
  2. Make a s’more using a freshly toasted marshmallow, a piece of Hershey’s Chocolate and a graham cracker cut in half. Set aside.
  3. Place the melted chocolate in a bowl and roll your glass until it is fully covered.
  4. Roll the glass in graham cracker crumbs while the chocolate is still wet.
  5. Blend ice cream, milk, and 1/4 cup graham cracker crumbs until smooth.
  6. Pour into prepared glass and finish with whipped topping, the s’more, toasted marshmallows, and chocolate syrup.

The Everything But the Kitchen Sink Shake


When you are in need of a little kitchen clean-up, or a major sugar rush, there’s no better solution than throwing every sweet you have into a blender with ice cream. You may want to have your gym clothes on, just in case


  • ½ cup milk
  • 1/8 cup sprinkles
  • 1/8 cup M&M’s
  • 1/8 cup Heath bar
  • 1 Kit Kat bar
  • 1/8 cup Sour Patch Kids
  • 2 brownie squares, crumbled
  • 5 scoops vanilla ice cream
  • 1 chocolate dipped pretzel rod
  • 1/8 cup Reese’s mini cups
  • Chocolate syrup


  1. Drizzle chocolate syrup in your glass. Add half of the candies into the bottom of the glass.
  2. Add ice cream, milk and sprinkles in a blender until well combined.
  3. Top milkshake with whipped cream, sprinkles and the rest of the candies. Drizzle chocolate syrup for an added touch.

Reese’s Peanut Butter Shake


While eating peanut butter straight off of a spoon is a way of life, it’s time to shake things up a bit. Literally. Make this milkshake and your tastebuds will thank you.


  • ½ cup milk
  • 4 Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups
  • 4 tablespoons peanut butter
  • 1/2 banana
  • 3 tablespoons Reese’s Pieces
  • 4 scoops of ice cream
  • Whipped cream


  1. Take the first two tablespoons of peanut butter and place them in a bowl. Microwave for 20 seconds.
  2. Mash up 3 tablespoons of Reese’s Pieces in a plastic bag.
  3. Dip your milkshake glass into the melted peanut butter and sprinkle mashed up candy over the glass. Freeze for 5 minutes.
  4. Blend 1/2 cup of milk, 3 Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups, 1/2 of a banana, 2 tablespoons of peanut butter, and 4 scoops of ice cream until smooth.
  5. Pour the milkshake into your glass. Cut a Reese’s into a Pac-Man shape and stick on the side of the glass like a lemon.
  6. Top with whipped cream, mashed Reese’s Pieces, and a chocolate drizzle.


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