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When is National Chocolate Milkshake Day?

September 12th is National Chocolate Milkshake Day.

What is National Chocolate Milkshake Day?

For a sure-fire way to cool your day, a chocolate milkshake is hard to beat. It seems like every burger joint has its own version of creamy liquid chocolate. For a chance to celebrate this delicious dessert drink, look no further than National Chocolate Milkshake Day.

Milkshakes first started to appear in the late 1800s as an alcoholic version of what we call egg nog. Ice cream was a late addition, probably being served on the side at first.

And since this is America, we try to have it any way we can. Some parts of the country don’t use ice cream, choosing to cool down the ingredients with ice instead. The recent trend of “freakshakes” has pushed the boundaries of traditional milkshakes.

Some like a milkshake straight and to the chocolaty point. And some like it piled with donuts and s’mores and devil’s food cake. However you enjoy your chocolate shakes, don’t miss National Chocolate Milkshake Day.

Fun facts about National Chocolate Milkshake Day!

Rhode Islanders call their milkshakes “cabinets,” and Bostonians call theirs “frappes” with a silent ‘e’. Both use ice instead of ice cream.

Dairy Queen sold the first fast food milkshakes.

The term “milkshake” appeared in print for the first time in 1885.

The electric blender, invented in 1922, started giving milkshakes the frothy form we recognize today.

How to celebrate National Chocolate Milkshake Day:

With a quick internet search, find out who’s giving away chocolate milkshakes for free or on the cheap.

Make your own chocolate milkshake at home. Add whipped cream on top, along with a cherry or a mint sprig for garnish.

What’s the hashtag for National Chocolate Milkshake Day?

Post a pic with your chocolate milkshake and use #ChocolateMilkshakeDay on social media.