Skip to Content

Butterscotch Milkshake

This butterscotch milkshake is a creamy shake ribboned with sweet, rich butterscotch sauce. This milkshake uses vanilla ice cream and butterscotch to make a decadent shake perfect for dessert or a snack. You can use homemade butterscotch sauce or keep things simple with store-bought. For a delicious treat, top these milkshakes with fresh whipped cream and crunch toffee bits.

Two Butterscotch milkshakes on a tray topped with whipped cream, butterscotch sauce and crunchy toffee bits.
Jump to:

This post may contain affiliate links. As an Amazon Associate, I earn from qualifying purchases. 

If you love butterscotch, then this milkshake is for you.

This easy butterscotch milkshake is thick and creamy and made with just a few ingredients. It’s made with vanilla ice cream and ribboned with sweet, decadent butterscotch sauce for a shake with well-balanced flavours.

The butterscotch sauce, which is made with butter and caramelized brown sugar, is rich and sweet and goes perfectly with the creamy vanilla ice cream.

You can use homemade butterscotch sauce in this recipe or keep things super simple by using store-bought. If you can’t find butterscotch sauce, you can turn this into a caramel shake by using caramel sauce instead.

Top this shake with fresh whipped cream, butterscotch sauce and crunchy toffee bits for the ultimate indulgence.

Toffee bits, sometimes sold as Heath toffee bits or Skor bits, can usually be found in the grocery store near the chocolate chips.

Milkshakes are delicious as a snack or dessert or go perfectly with a grilled burger on a hot summer day.

Ingredients

For a full list of ingredients and measurements, see the printable recipe card at the bottom of this post.

  • Ice Cream – I recommend a good vanilla ice cream for this milkshake. While you can use a flavoured ice cream, like butterscotch ripple, I find that using vanilla allows me to control the flavour and sweetness of the milkshake better.
  • Milk – I use 2% milk for all my milkshakes as it is always in my refrigerator. But you can use whatever you have; fat-free milk, whole milk, and even cream work well. The more fat the milk has, the thicker the shake will be.
  • Butterscotch Sauce – You can use homemade butterscotch sauce or store-bought. If butterscotch isn’t available, you can use caramel instead. It has similar flavours, but is made with white sugar instead of brown.
  • Whipped cream – Whipped cream is optional, making the milkshake more dessert-like. You can skip this or use frozen whipped topping instead.
Ingredients for butterscotch milkshakes.

Instructions

Place the ice cream, milk, and butterscotch sauce in a blender.

Place the lid on the blender, start the blender at low speed and gradually increase the speed until the milkshake is blended.

If the milkshake is too thick, add more milk until it is the consistency you prefer.

Ice cream, milk and butterscotch sauce in a blender.

Drizzle some butterscotch sauce on the inside of two tall glasses, then pour the milkshake into the glasses.

Top with whipped cream, butterscotch sauce and toffee bits, if desired.

Variations & Substitutions

You can customize this shake in a few ways, depending on what you have on hand.

  • Ice Cream – I like vanilla ice cream, but you can use a flavoured ice cream such as butterscotch ripple if you like. You can even use frozen yogurt if you don’t have ice cream
  • Butterscotch Sauce – Make this a caramel shake using caramel sauce or sundae syrup instead of butterscotch. It will have a similar flavour.
  • Toppings – Simply top this milkshake with whipped cream or frozen whipped topping. Or you can drizzle some butterscotch or caramel sauce on top. Chopped toffee bits make a great addition to these milkshakes, but you can use chopped candy bars, such as Heath or Skor, chopped chocolate, candy sprinkles, or even chopped nuts.
Butterscotch milkshake in a tall glass topped with whipped cream and butterscotch sauce and crunchy toffee bits.

FAQS

How do I make a thicker milkshake?

The thickness of the milkshake will be determined by how firm the ice cream is and how much milk is added. To make the milkshake thicker, make sure the ice cream is on the firmer side and add a small amount of milk at a time until you have the consistency you are looking for.

More Milkshake Recipes

Recipe

Two Butterscotch milkshakes on a tray topped with whipped cream, butterscotch sauce and crunchy toffee bits.

Butterscotch Milkshake

This butterscotch milkshake is a creamy shake ribboned with sweet, rich butterscotch sauce. This milkshake uses vanilla ice cream and butterscotch to make a decadent shake that is perfect for dessert or a snack. 
No ratings yet
Print Pin Save Recipe Rate
Course: Desserts, Drinks
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 2
Calories: 511kcal
Author: Deanna

Ingredients

  • 3 Cups vanilla ice cream
  • 3 tablespoon butterscotch sauce plus more for garnish
  • ½ cup milk
  • whipped cream
  • toffee bits

Instructions

  • Place the ice cream, butterscotch sauce, and milk in a blender.
  • Place the lid on the blender, turn the blender to low, and gradually increase the speed until the shake is blended. If you want a thinner shake, you can add a bit more milk, if you want it thicker, add a bit more ice cream.
  • Drizzle some butterscotch sauce on the inside of two glasses.
  • Pour the milkshake into the glasses, then top with whipped cream, butterscotch sauce, and toffee bits, if desired.

Notes

The thickness of the milkshake will change depending on the firmness of the ice cream.  Softer ice cream will result in a thinner shake.
How much milk you need to add will also depend on the power of your blender.  High-speed blenders will require less liquid than some lower-powered appliances. 
Instead of store-bought butterscotch, you can make a homemade butterscotch sauce with just a few ingredients. 

Nutrition

Estimated Nutrition Facts
Butterscotch Milkshake
Amount per Serving
Calories
511
% Daily Value*
Fat
 
24
g
37
%
Saturated Fat
 
15
g
94
%
Sodium
 
284
mg
12
%
Carbohydrates
 
67
g
22
%
Fiber
 
1
g
4
%
Sugar
 
62
g
69
%
Protein
 
9
g
18
%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Nutritional information is based on third-party calculations and should be considered estimates. Actual nutritional content will vary with brands used, measuring methods, portion sizes and more.

Subscribe to our Newsletter!Recieve a FREE 30 Minute Meal Ebook! Subscribe Here!!

Sharing is caring!

Recipe Rating




THIS POST MAY CONTAIN AFFILIATE LINKS. AS AN AMAZON ASSOCIATE I EARN FROM QUALIFYING PURCHASES.