caramel milkshake topped with whipped cream and sprinkles

Creating this caramel milkshake recipe

Thank you Tate+Lyle® Gourmet Beverage Syrups for sponsoring this post. Take a moment and reward yourself with café-style coffee and beverages at home with Tate+Lyle®!

From working at an ice cream parlor for 4 years, my milkshake skills are top notch. Stacking three scoop ice cream cones is a breeze. My forearm strength is that of an orangutan (because as any biological anthro major knows, they hang on branches by their arms). And I can eyeball the perfect amount of milk needed in a frappe (as we Bostonians call them) like it’s my job. Well, it was, so… yeah. 

Milkshakes are one of my favorite treats in the warmer months. They’re delicious, and portable. Plus, there isn’t a bad flavor of milkshake. So instead of spending $8 on a milkshake at the hipster ice cream shop down the street, I suggest making your own milkshake at home. Because what’s better than rewarding yourself a gourmet homemade milkshake after a long day?

To get the perfect caramel flavor, I used Tate+Lyle® Gourmet Beverage Syrups, a blend of pure cane sugar and caramel flavor. Tate +Lyle® Gourmet Beverage Syrups come in a variety of flavors, including hazelnut and vanilla (perfect for my morning coffee, eh?). But as soon as I heard about the caramel syrup, I knew exactly what I wanted to do.

caramel milkshake in a glass jar with a straw

Tips on how to make the best milkshake

Making a milkshake is super simple — just toss the ingredients into a blender and blend. But there are a few key things to remember if you want to make the best homemade milkshake of your life.

Use whole milk — If you’re going to make a homemade caramel milkshake, you’ve gotta go all out. Use whole milk for the thickest, creamiest milkshake possible. And if whole milk is too much for you, at least go for 2%.

Buy real ice cream — I’m sorry, but the low-fat ice cream they sell at the grocery store isn’t real ice cream. Read the ingredients label on your pint of ice cream to make sure you’re getting the good stuff. Milk, cream, and sugar should be the main ingredients, and you don’t want any gnarly thickeners or stabilizers in there either.

Drizzle caramel sauce inside the glass — This step is totally optional, but it’ll really wow whoever you’re making a milkshake for. Drizzle a bit of caramel sauce down the sides of the glass and then pour the caramel milkshake in. The caramel along the sides will make your homemade milkshake look totally profesh.

Add a pinch of salt, if desired — If you wanted to really go for it, you could even mix salt into your caramel for a salted caramel milkshake. About 1/4 teaspoon would do. Cuz the only thing I like more than caramel… is salted caramel.

caramel milkshake next to a bottle of caramel syrup

Click here to find Tate + Lyle® at a store near you. Your family/SO/friends/cat will thank you.


Caramel Milkshake

  • Yield: 4 small or 2 large milkshakes 1x


  • 1 pint vanilla ice cream
  • 3/4 cup whole milk
  • 3 tablespoons Tate + Lyle® Caramel Pure Cane Syrup
  • optional toppings:
  • caramel
  • whipped cream
  • rainbow sprinkles


  1. Drizzle caramel inside mason jars. Set aside.
  2. In a large blender, blend vanilla ice cream, whole milk, and Tate + Lyle® Caramel Pure Cane Syrup until smooth.
  3. Pour into mason jars, then top with more caramel, whipped cream, and rainbow sprinkles.

More ice cream recipes from Broma Bakery:

Boozy Pumpkin Milkshake

Samoas Ice Cream Sandwich Cookies

Blackberry Brownie Ice Cream Sandwiches 

Cake Batter Ice Cream

Plus-Sized Funfetti Ice Cream Cake

I was selected for this opportunity as a member of Clever Girls and the content and opinions expressed here are all my own.



This milkshake looks like everything! I don’t have your skills as a milkshake maker but will try for sure 😉


DROOOOOOOL! This sounds like it would completely fulfill anyone’s milkshake dreams! Monday-SAVED!

Sarah | Broma Bakery

Hells yeah! Thanks Tori!

rebecca | DisplacedHousewife

A gorgeous treat — love it!!! xo

Thalia @ butter and brioche

YUM. I definitely want a milkshake right now…the images are fabulous! Xx

Medha @ Whisk & Shout

These look amazing- your photos are seriously gorgeous! Working at an ice cream shop sounds super fun. I’m a barista on campus and I totally love being around coffee at work (the free cups don’t hurt, either!) 🙂


Looooooove these! Who doesn’t love a good milkshake? No one. These look so amazing Sarah ?

Jennifer @ Seasons and Suppers

Love this! So pretty and caramel and milkshakes should always go together. Now I just need some warm weather to go with it 😉

Gaby Dalkin

This must mean milkshake season is upon us! Though I would eat one any time of year. This looks delicious, Sarah!

Angela - Patisserie Makes Perfect

Wow that’s a helluva lot of dairy in a glass. I think I’d have to eat a mini one of these – I’m sure they’re great, but I would struggle with this much cream sadly.

I can’t help salivating over them though, that caramel sauce looks amazing.

Thomas Horstmann

I’m the milkshake grandpa of Peoria, Illinois. My 10 grandsons have grown up on my chocolate milkshakes. They range from 17 down to 7 and they all love my milkshakes…even in the winter. Fact is I have made them and set them in the snow on the front porch so all they have to do after going to a Wednesday evening church service they swing by my place and grab a milkshake to go. I love my job.

Sarah | Broma Bakery

Thomas, your comment just made my day! Thank you!


caramel with milkshake is my favourite. These photos look great. which camera did you use?

Sofi | Broma Bakery

Thank you so much! I used my Canon 5d! You can find all my recs here:

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *