Chocolate Milkshake Day is the 12th of September.
It’s a day that many people can enjoy their two favourite things together in one glass, ice cream and chocolate. The result is a thick, cold, creamy and chocolatey concoction that leaves you wanting more.
Some people wait for this day all year long.
Today, if you want, you can have a chocolate milkshake to go with breakfast, lunch and dinner.
There might not be any such thing as a bad chocolate milkshake, but there are good ones, and then there are great ones.
What’s your idea of a great one?
Do you like whipped cream and a cherry on top of your chocolate milkshake?
How thick do you like yours: so thick that you can’t suck it through a straw, or is that too thick?
What’s your favourite food to have with a chocolate milkshake?
Look for deals and special offers on chocolate shakes; don’t forget to check deals on apps.
Some places may offer you a free or drastically reduced-price chocolate milkshake if you buy something else. Some may just offer you a reduced price. Others may offer special edition chocolate milkshakes, like chocolate chip cookie dough chocolate milk shakes, or with caramel swirls, etc.
Have you ever had a white chocolate milk shake?
Activities for today
- Have friends over and make homemade chocolate milkshakes;
- Make adult chocolate milkshakes by adding some Irish Cream, Kahlua, Grand Marnier, or rum;
- Go out and try a chocolate milkshake at a place you’ve never had one before;
- Have a Milky Way bar — they were created to taste like chocolate milkshakes;
- Try to think of ways to make a healthier chocolate milkshake; perhaps with some peanut butter powder in?
The earliest print mention that CooksInfo is aware of for a Chocolate Milkshake Day in September dates from 1996 in Wisconsin:
“Thursday [Ed: 12th September]: National Chocolate Milkshake Day; Charles Leroux’s last jump, 139th anniversary; Jesse Owens, 83rd birth anniversary.” — Significant days this week. Madison, Wisconsin: Wisconsin State Journal. Monday, 9 September 1996. Page 1C, col 1.
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