Salted Caramel Funfetti Milkshakes

Salted caramel funfetti milkshakes are a lovely little treat when you’re craving something sweet, creamy, and covered with party-colored sprinkles. A drizzle of salted caramel adds a sharpness to the smooth sweetness of the ice cream.

Salted caramel funfetti milkshakes in tall parfait glasses with sprinkles, beside a jar of sprinkles and a linen napkin.

Adapted from Shanika Graham-White | Orchids and Sweet Tea | Victory Belt Publishing, 2021

I haven’t consumed that many milkshakes in my lifetime—I’m more of a smoothie lover; however, this milkshake is a game-changer for me. There’s something decadent and satisfying about salted caramel; when a drink or sweet treat includes this magic ingredient, it is automatically bumped up to the top of my list of favorites.

Salted Caramel Funfetti Milkshakes FAQs

What is the best way to whip heavy cream?

If time allows, chill a medium-size metal bowl or the bowl of a stand mixer along with the beaters/whisk attachment in the freezer for 15 minutes or so. Cream whips better in a chilled bowl and using chilled beaters.

How do I add salt to regular caramel sauce to make salted caramel sauce?

If all you have on hand is regular caramel sauce, store-bought or homemade, you can add salt to it for extra oomph. Over medium-low heat, warm the caramel sauce so that the salt dissolves easily. Add half a teaspoon at a time, until you’ve achieved that gorgeous, salty, caramelly taste we all love.

Salted Caramel Funfetti Milkshakes

Salted caramel funfetti milkshakes in tall parfait glasses with sprinkles, beside a jar of sprinkles and a linen napkin.
While I enjoy dairy-free and vegan options most days, this classic milkshake does the trick when I find myself craving dairy. For a touch of fun, I have topped this drink with rainbow sprinkles, but if you’d like to stir sprinkles into the milkshake after blending it, then you go right ahead. Bottoms up!

Prep 10 mins
Total 10 mins
2 milkshakes
899 kcal
4.50 / 2 votes
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For the whipped cream topping

  • 1 1/2 cups heavy whipping cream
  • 3 tablespoons confectioners’ sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

For the milkshakes


Make the whipped cream topping

  • If time permits, chill a medium-size bowl.
  • Pour the heavy whipping cream into the bowl and add the confectioners’ sugar and vanilla extract.
  • Using a , beat on high until soft peaks form, then reduce the speed to medium and continue to beat until stiff peaks form. Store in the refrigerator until ready to use. Leftover whipped cream can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 4 days.

Make the milkshakes

  • In a blender, combine the ice cream, almond milk, and caramel sauce. Blend on high until smooth, about 30 seconds.
  • To serve, drizzle additional caramel sauce down the insides of two 12-ounce (350 ml) glasses to decorate them, then pour in the milkshake, dividing it evenly between the glasses.
  • Top the milkshakes with the whipped cream topping, sprinkles, and additional caramel sauce.
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Show Nutrition

Serving: 1servingCalories: 899kcal (45%)Carbohydrates: 107g (36%)Protein: 11g (22%)Fat: 49g (75%)Saturated Fat: 30g (188%)Polyunsaturated Fat: 2gMonounsaturated Fat: 14gCholesterol: 186mg (62%)Sodium: 491mg (21%)Potassium: 566mg (16%)Fiber: 2g (8%)Sugar: 62g (69%)Vitamin A: 1922IU (38%)Vitamin C: 2mg (2%)Calcium: 447mg (45%)Iron: 1mg (6%)

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Recipe Testers’ Reviews

My household loved these salted caramel funfetti milkshakes. I love that milkshakes always feel like a special treat, but as long as you have a decent blender, you can whip one up (see what I did there?) in minutes.

I’m not sure how necessary the addition of the almond milk was—I think you could easily sub out regular milk or oat milk and you would get the same results. Coating the inside of the glass with caramel sauce was a nice touch, too.

Flavor-wise, this salted caramel funfetti milkshake recipe is up to snuff. I didn’t notice a flavor difference using almond milk. This milkshake is extremely filling, smaller portions might be a good idea.

Originally published November 30, 2021


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