French Vanilla Shake

This rich, vanilla shake comes together in moments to satisfy the sweet tooth.


  • 4 cups (544 g) vanilla ice cream or frozen yogurt
  • 2 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 3/4 cups (420 ml) milk


  1. Place all ingredients into the Vitamix container in the order listed and secure lid.
  2. Select Variable 1.
  3. Turn machine on and slowly increase speed to Variable 10, then to High.
  4. Blend for 1 minute, using the tamper to press the ingredients into the blades.

As a non-dairy alternative, use soy milk and soy ice cream. For recipe variation, add 2 tablespoons (37 g) malted milk powder for a French Vanilla Malt.

This recipe has been written for the C-Series machines with Variable Speed control and Standard 64-ounce container. If you are using a different Vitamix machine or container size, you may need to make adjustments to the Variable Speed, processing time, and/or ingredient quantities.