Cupcake Milkshake Recipe

Today I have mini milkshakes to share with you. It’s a milkshake that looks and tastes like cupcakes!

Small pink and white striped cups that are topped with whipped cream and colorful sprinkles, with a straw.

Cupcake Milkshakes

I make really like making milkshakes. They’re so easy to make and are a refreshing treat to sit down and enjoy, especially if you’ve got young kids.

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 proclaimed them to be Cupcake Milkshakes. Pretty adorable, right?

Birthday Cake Milkshakes

This recipe is for Birthday Cake Flavored Milkshakes. So the little shakes not only look like little cupcakes but taste like them, too. To do this, I mix vanilla cake mix with the milk and then blend it up with the ice cream.

To complete the cute cupcake look, top each little cup with whipped cream and colorful sprinkles.

You can make this milkshake recipe any flavor you and your kiddos like, just play around with the cake mix and ice cream flavor combinations! Enjoy.


Cupcake Milkshake

  • Author: Christine Pittman
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 6 servings
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Blended
  • Cuisine: American


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.


  • 6 colorful paper cups
  • 3 paper straws
  • 1/2 cup dry vanilla cake mix
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 2 cups vanilla ice cream
  • Whipped cream and sprinkles for garnish


  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.
Cupcake Milkshake Recipe

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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  10. These are too cute! I LOVE those cups!

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  13. 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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