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This isn’t just any milkshake. It’s a copycat of the famous Chick-Fil-A Cookie Crumble Milkshake. Basically, it’s a caramel milkshake for the ages!

caramel milkshake in a tall glass with red straw

Today, I’m going to share with you a recipe that will make your taste buds dance with joy. It’s an amazing, mouth-watering, creamy Caramel Milkshake!

Imagine the creamy texture of vanilla ice cream blended with rich caramel sauce, topped with delicious blondie crumbles.

It’s the perfect treat for a hot summer day or whenever you need a sweet pick-me-up.

You should have seen the look on Lily’s face when I handed her one of these. I wish I’d taken a photo. It was sheer bliss! Kids make the best faces when they love their food, haha!

Making this delicious milkshake is a fun adventure in the kitchen. (I definitely got Lily involved.) The homemade blondie crumbles add a unique twist, making this milkshake stand out from the rest.

It’s like getting the joy of baking and the pleasure of a creamy milkshake all in one. Trust me, this is one recipe you’ll want to try right away!

So, let’s dive into why this caramel milkshake recipe is so amazing and how you can easily whip up your own caramel milkshake at home.

Some of our other favorite frozen treats we have on our site include: Brownie Ice Cream Sandwiches, No Churn Caramel Ice Cream, and Cookies and Cream Milkshake (Chick-Fil-A Copycat).

up close caramel milkshake in glass

WHY THIS RECIPE WORKS:

  1. Homemade Goodness: The homemade blondie crumbles give a unique, delicious twist on the flavor as well as the texture. 
  2. Rich Caramel Flavor: This will instantly become one of your favorite treats. The combination of butterscotch and caramel sauces creates a deep, delightful caramel taste.
  3. Creamy and Refreshing: The perfect way to cool down and indulge on a warm day. Then again, I’m all about this sweet treat on a cold day, too!

INGREDIENTS NEEDED (SCROLL TO THE BOTTOM OF THIS POST FOR THE FULL RECIPE CARD):

  • Unsalted butter
  • Brown sugar
  • Egg
  • Vanilla extract
  • Salt
  • Baking powder
  • All-purpose flour
  • Vanilla ice cream
  • Butterscotch sauce
  • Caramel sauce
  • Whole milk
  • Whipped cream
  • Maraschino cherry
ingredients needed to make caramel milkshake

HOW TO MAKE CARAMEL MILKSHAKE:

  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F. Spray a 9×5 baking dish with nonstick baking spray and set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, add the melted butter and brown sugar. Whisk together. Allow to cool for a couple of minutes before adding the egg. (To ensure it doesn’t start cooking from the hot butter).
  3. Whisk in the egg and vanilla into the mixture.
  4. Add all dry ingredients: flour, baking powder, and salt. Stir together until a thick blondie batter is formed.
  5. Evenly spread the batter into the prepared baking dish.
  6. Bake in the oven for 25 minutes or until the top is slightly golden brown.
  7. Let cool for 15 minutes. Crumble the blondies onto a parchment paper-lined baking sheet. Break apart into small pieces. Place back in the oven on broil for about 5-8 minutes or until the crumbles become a darker golden brown. 
  8. Remove from the oven, and place in the refrigerator to coo,l and allow the crumbles to crisp up.
step by step collage of images showing how to make the blondie for caramel milkshake
  1. While those are cooling, make the milkshake. In a blender, add the vanilla ice cream, butterscotch sauce, caramel sauce, milk, and vanilla.
  2. Blend together until smooth.
  3. Now that the blondie crumbles have cooled, break them up even more into smaller pieces with your fingers.
  4. Place about ½ cup of the blondie crumbles into the milkshake mixture, and stir to combine.
  5. Transfer to a serving glass. Top with whipped cream, some more blondie crumbles, and a maraschino cherry. Enjoy!
step by step collage of images showing how to assemble caramel milkshake

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT THIS RECIPE:

Yes, it’s inspired by the Chick-Fil-A Cookie Crumble Milkshake.

Be sure to let me know if you think it’s close to the original. Personally, I think it’s even better!

The homemade crumble adds a special touch, but you can also use store-bought cookie crumbles.

I know how nice it is to save time and go with pre-made sometimes!

If using premade, here are some ideas:

  • Biscoff cookies
  • Vanilla Wafers
  • Golden Oreos
  • Stroopwafels
  • Sugar cookies
  • Shortbread
caramel milkshake served in a glass with cherries

If you check out the Chik-Fil-A website you’ll see that it is no longer available. Bummer, right?

I don’t know how many times I had that shake when it was still around. So dang tasty… It might be hard to find, but now you can make your own anytime.

You might just find that homemade shakes are even better than the ones from the restaurant!

I’ve got some good stuff in this list. A good milkshake only gets better with additions!

  • Sprinkle with toffee bits for extra crunch.
  • Add a scoop of peanut butter for a nutty twist.
  • Mix in a ripe banana for a fruity flavor.
  • Drizzle with homemade caramel sauce for more caramel goodness.
  • Add a pinch of salt to enhance the caramel flavor.
  • Top with chocolate sauce for a chocolate-caramel combo.
  • Stir in coffee for a caffeinated kick.

You betcha! Here are a few ideas if you’re looking to swap some things out.

  • Substitute almond milk for whole milk for a dairy-free shake.
  • Use coconut sugar or dark brown sugar instead of regular brown sugar.
  • Vegan ice cream can replace the vanilla ice cream for a vegan version.
  • Maple syrup can be used instead of caramel syrup for a different sweetness.
  • Use gluten-free flour for the blondie crumbles if needed.
  • Replace butterscotch sauce with dulce de leche for a different caramel flavor.
overhead image caramel milkshake on a white table top

HOW TO STORE:

Refrigerator: Though you can certainly store any leftover milkshake in the fridge, just know that it will melt. Maybe you like a melted milkshake, though. I won’t judge! I mean… it would still be delicious!

Freezer: Freeze the blondie crumbles in an airtight container for up to 3 months. If you store the milkshake in the freezer, be aware that it will freeze solid. You’ll have to let it thaw to enjoy it later.

DANA’S TIPS AND TRICKS:

  • Chill the glasses in the freezer before serving for a super cold beverage.
  • Make sure the blondie crumbles are at room temperature before adding to the shake.
  • Blend the milkshake on medium-high speed for the best creamy texture.
  • Adjust the amount of ice cream to make your milkshake thicker or thinner.
  • Serve immediately for the best taste and consistency.
  • Always start with cold ingredients for a refreshing milkshake.
caramel milkshake served in glass with fries in the background

Caramel Milkshake is a heavenly experience. It’s the perfect combination of sweet, creamy, and crunchy, making it one of the best milkshakes you’ll ever taste.

Whether you’re whipping it up as a special dessert or to beat the summer heat, this milkshake is sure to impress.

So grab your blender, get those ingredients ready, and let’s make the most delicious caramel milkshake ever! Enjoy every sip of this creamy, dreamy delight!

If you’ve tried this CARAMEL MILKSHAKE, let me know how it turned out in the comments! You can follow me over on PINTEREST, INSTAGRAM OR FACEBOOK to find some more of our mouthwatering recipes! 

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Chick-fil-A Copycat Caramel Milkshake

Author Dana at ThisSillyGirlsKitchen.com
Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 25 minutes
This isn’t just any milkshake. It’s a copycat of the famous Chick-Fil-A Cookie Crumble Milkshake. Basically, it’s a caramel milkshake for the ages!
Servings 2 servings

Ingredients
  

For the Blondie Crumbles

For the Milkshake

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 350°F. Spray a 9×5 baking dish with nonstick baking spray and set aside.
  • In a large bowl, add the melted butter and brown sugar. Whisk together. Allow to cool for a couple of minutes before adding the egg. (To ensure it doesn’t start cooking from the hot butter).
    ½ cup unsalted butter, ½ cup + 2 tablespoons light brown sugar
  • Whisk in the egg and vanilla into the mixture.
    1 large egg, 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Add all dry ingredients: flour, baking powder, and salt. Stir together until a thick blondie batter is formed.
    1 cup all purpose flour, 1 teaspoon baking powder, ¼ teaspoon salt
  • Evenly spread the batter into the prepared baking dish.
  • Bake in the oven for 25 minutes or until the top is slightly golden brown.
  • Let cool for 15 minutes. Crumble the blondies onto a parchment paper-lined baking sheet. Break apart into small pieces. Place back in the oven on broil for about 5-8 minutes or until the crumbles become a darker golden brown.
  • Remove from the oven, and place in the refrigerator to coo,l and allow the crumbles to crisp up.
  • While those are cooling, make the milkshake. In a blender, add the vanilla ice cream, milk, caramel sauce, butterscotch sauce, and vanilla.
    3 cups vanilla ice cream, ½ cup whole milk, ¼ cup caramel sauce, 2 tablespoons butterscotch sauce, 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Blend together until smooth.
  • Now that the blondie crumbles have cooled, break them up even more into smaller pieces with your fingers.
  • Place about ½ cup of the blondie crumbles into the milkshake mixture, and stir to combine.
  • Transfer to a serving glass. Top with whipped cream, some more blondie crumbles, and a maraschino cherry. Enjoy!
    Whipped cream, maraschino cherries

Notes

You will have leftover blondie crumbles. Nutrition will vary based on how many blondie crumbs you use. 
  • Chill the glasses in the freezer before serving for a super cold beverage.
  • Make sure the blondie crumbles are at room temperature before adding to the shake.
  • Blend the milkshake on medium-high speed for the best creamy texture.
  • Adjust the amount of ice cream to make your milkshake thicker or thinner.
  • Serve immediately for the best taste and consistency.
  • Always start with cold ingredients for a refreshing milkshake.

Nutrition

Calories: 1519kcal | Carbohydrates: 184g | Protein: 20g | Fat: 79g | Saturated Fat: 50g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 4g | Monounsaturated Fat: 20g | Trans Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 309mg | Sodium: 649mg | Potassium: 914mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 130g | Vitamin A: 2511IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 520mg | Iron: 4mg
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Course Dessert
Cuisine American

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