Popsicles and icies are good, but when you want something great you need to grab some ice cream, milk, and your favorite mix-ins to make a killer milkshake. This summer, if you want to make a frozen treat that will bring all the kids (and grownups!) to the yard, try one of these 5 milkshake recipes. I guarantee results. I can’t promise as much for your dancing.

Key lime is one of my favorite flavors, and I’ve been curious about key lime-flavored marshmallows for a while now. I know that goes against all my natural food tendencies but, you know, everything in moderation. That is, if you consider the Key Lime Milkshake (above) from My Baking Addiction moderation. I do, and there’s no point trying to argue otherwise with me.


Chocolate Malt Milkshake recipe at My Baking Addiction | Cool Mom Picks

While visiting Jamie at My Baking Addiction (which you should totally do), be sure to check out her Chocolate Malt Milkshake recipe. This classic ice cream treat will have you feeling like a jerk–the happy ice cream jerk that everyone’s always happy to see.


Toasted Coconut Milkshake recipe at Bev Cooks | via Cool Mom Picks

If you like the taste of tropical, but are looking for a natural recipe that doesn’t call for flavored marshmallows (psh!), try this Toasted Coconut Milkshake from Bev Cooks which pairs the simple, perfect flavors of vanilla and coconut and nothing more. It’s like an island vacation—one with a cool sea breeze instead of humid city air—in a glass. Ahh.


Nutella Milkshake recipe at The Little Kitchen  | Cool Mom Picks

A Nutella Milkshake? Why, yes, thank you! (You guys may know my feelings about Nutella.) It’s so perfect in its simplicity. Julie from The Little Kitchen uses frozen yogurt, but I say go for ice cream if that’s how you roll.


Chocolate Covered Pretzel Milkshake at SugarHero | Cool Mom Picks

Meet my new BFF Chocolate Covered Pretzel Milkshake, based on one of the all time greatest chocolate shop treats ever. If you’d like to make her acquaintance, hop on over to SugarHero where you can read all about her fabulousness. Granted it’s not like we can hang out every day, but when we do, even if it’s been months, we make up for lost time pretty quickly.