Cupcake Milkshake Recipe

Today I have mini milkshakes to share with you. It’s a milkshake that looks and tastes like cupcakes.  The milkshake recipe is part of food blogger Ice Cream Week.

Cupcake Milkshake Recipe - Little milkshakes that look and taste like cupcakes. Perfect for a child's birthday party dessert!

J skipped into his first day of kindergarten yesterday morning. I watched him go in and realized that I hadn’t gotten a last hug, and that I hadn’t shed a tear. The reason was that I was distracted because I had volunteered to take first day of school pictures of all the kids as they arrived.

(Don’t ask me when I plan to edit, add text to, print and hand out these pictures. But I did manage to actually get there and take them at least!)

All morning long I felt as though I hadn’t done what I was supposed to do, that my son and I had missed out on something important.

I decided to make up for it by doing something special after school.

And we did.

It involved a milkshake recipe. Chocolate milkshakes in big blue cups, not birthday cake flavored milkshakes in little pink cups, but milkshakes all the same.

I make milkshakes for the kids a lot. They’re so easy to make and are a refreshing treat to sit down and enjoy together.

This cupcake milkshake recipe came about because I wanted a smaller portion to give the kids. I trimmed the cups to 2 inches high, trimmed the straws and shouted out:

“Hey kiddos! Has Mommy ever got a treat for you! Cupcake Milkshakes!”

They didn’t complain about the portion control at all. Just giggled and dug in.

This recipe is for Birthday Cake Flavored Milkshakes. So the little shakes not only look like little cupcakes but taste like them, too.

You can make this milkshake recipe any flavor you and your kiddos like.



Cupcake Milkshake

  • Author: Christine Pittman
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 6 servings


These are little milkshakes that look at taste like little cupcakes. How fun is that? This is a thick milkshake recipe. Thin it down with up to 1/4 cup extra milk if you don’t like them as thick.



  1. Use scissors to trim the paper cups down so that they are only 2 inches high. Cut the straws in half.
  2. In a small bowl combine the cake mix with the milk. Add it to a blender along with the ice cream. Blend until smooth.
  3. Pour into the prepared cups, top with whipped cream and sprinkles. Insert half of a straw through the whipped cream into the milkshake.


Here are all the tasty ice cream recipes from the other bloggers participating in Ice Cream Week today:

Welcome to #IceCreamWeek! Kim of Cravings of a Lunatic and Jen of Juanita’s Cocina have teamed up with more than 20 of their blog friends to bring you a week full of ice cream treats, including a special ice cream giveaway! Prepare to have your taste buds tempted with some of the best ice cream treats around!

If you’d like to check out today’s #IceCreamWeek recipes, drool over the blogs below:

Cookie Dough Ice Cream Sandwiches (with Homemade Chocolate Chip Cookies) by Cravings of a Lunatic
Butter Pecan Ice Cream by Juanita’s Cocina
Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream Waffle Sandwiches by Food Babbles
White Chocolate Copycat Ice Cream by Quarter Life (Crisis) Cuisine
Manischewitz Ice Cream by What Jew Wanna Eat
Blue Moo Cookie Dough Ice Cream by The Spiffy Cookie
Cherry Almond Crunch Ice Cream by girlichef

18 responses to “Cupcake Milkshake Recipe”

  1. Mary Gardner says:

    These would be great to serve at my daughter’s birthday. She always likes to have an ice cream party and this would be the perfect cupcake for that.

  2. Hinh says:

    This is so fun!!!!! Sprinkles are amazing. I would like to try making a peach pie flavored milkshake

  3. Kathleen says:

    I love this recipe!! It’s just genius, Anyway, your photos are lovely. I wanna get all sorts of naughty with this milkshake!

  4. These are way too cute! I’m a long way from being a kid (sniff) but I’m already obsessed with them, I can only imagine how much your kids loved them!

  5. Katie says:

    yum! these milkshakes look so good. I love the idea of a cupcake milkshake!

  6. SOO cute! I would be thrilled to come home from school to these!

  7. Get out!! How adorable are these little cupcake milkshakes disguised as little cupcakes?? How creative! And I bet they taste amazing. My little girls would absolutely love these. Yum!

  8. Susan says:

    You are such a good Mom! I would not complain if I came home from school and got to enjoy these adorable milkshakes.

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  12. I remember my older going to Kindergarten…I cried, he ran in like it was no big deal. I think the pics were a good distraction. But these cute little milkshakes were such a great idea, they don’t need that big ole’ glass.

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