Forget the diet today! Enjoy a vanilla shake in honor of Vanilla Milkshake Day. 

June 20th is National Vanilla Milkshake Day. The first time a milkshake was advertised was in 1885 and consisted of cream, eggs, and whiskey. In the 1900's a scoop of ice cream was added. By the 1930's malt shops were popping up everywhere and was a favorite spot for the teenagers.

Here's another interesting fact. The drugstore chain Walgreens is credited for the Malted Milkshake. Malted Milk was a mixture of evaporated milk, malted barley, and wheat flour developed for infants, but Walgreens started adding it to the milkshakes for the taste.

Here are a few of our favorite places for milkshakes.

Red Door Dairy Store in West Winfield

Mercer’s Dairy in Boonville

The Soda Fountain in Remsen.

Zems in Canastota


Who serves your favorite milkshake? Tell us in the comments below.

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[Information from Wikipedia and National Day Calendar]

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