National Chocolate Milkshake Day

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Ah, National Chocolate Milkshake Day. A day that satisfies the sweet tooth of the nation, one frosty glass at a time. Every September 12th, the internet swells with a frothy flow of chocolatey shakes, celebrated by people across the time zones. Now, aren't you thirsty for some tantalizing knowledge to go along with your shake?

When is Chocolate Milkshake Day?

It's national chocolate milkshake day on the 12th September.

An Avalanche of Chocolatey Goodness

The real magic of National Chocolate Milkshake Day is all in the traffic spike. As we took a delightful dive into the ocean of data that is the internet, we found that the online world is clearly a fan of this yummy day. On our site, we detected a staggering 4364 mentions of this dairy delicacy's day. It wouldn't be a stretch to assume that most of the activity was probably posted between satisfying sips of heavenly shakes.

Milkshake Mayhem on the 12th of September

The most mentions were clocked on the 12th of September, 2016. On this day, the internet was practically overflowing with gloriously rich and creamy posts about chocolate milkshakes. Maybe it was the extra scoop of ice cream that got everyone in the spirit, or maybe, just the sweet love of everyone's favorite dessert beverage was enough. We may never know.

History behind the term 'Chocolate Milkshake'


Invention of the milkshake

The term 'milkshake' originated in 1885 and referred to a frothy beverage made with milk, sugar, and flavorings. Initially, milkshakes were alcoholic beverages that contained whiskey or brandy.


Introduction of malted milkshake

In 1922, a popular innovation called the malted milkshake was introduced. This version of the milkshake included malted milk powder, which gave it a richer and creamier texture. Malted milkshakes quickly gained popularity across the United States.


Chocolate milkshake is born

Soon after the introduction of the malted milkshake, creative soda fountain workers started experimenting with adding various flavors to the concoction. In 1922, the chocolate milkshake made its debut, captivating the taste buds of chocolate lovers everywhere.


Widespread popularity

During the 1930s, the chocolate milkshake became a common and beloved treat, especially in ice cream parlors and soda fountains. Its rich combination of chocolate and creamy milk satisfied sweet cravings and established this delectable beverage as a classic indulgence.


Advent of milkshake machines

In the 1950s, the invention of the electric milkshake machine revolutionized the production of milkshakes. These machines allowed for consistent and efficient blending of ingredients, making milkshakes more widely available in restaurants and diners.


Charging into popular culture

The 1950s marked a period of milkshake mania in popular culture. Milkshakes became a symbol of youth and rebellion, often associated with rock 'n' roll and the iconic image of teenagers sharing a milkshake at a diner counter.

20th century onwards

The chocolate milkshake today

Today, the chocolate milkshake remains a beloved treat enjoyed by people of all ages. Whether you prefer a classic chocolate malted milkshake or a modern spin with added toppings and flavors, this delightful beverage continues to satisfy our sweet tooth and bring joy with every sip.

Did you know?

Did you know the very first milkshake, made in 1885, was alcoholic? That's right, the milkshake has a wild side too. However, it evolved by the 1900s into the delicious, family-friendly treat we love today.


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First identified

10th September 2015

Most mentioned on

12th September 2016

Total mentions


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