Summery Blue Moon Milkshake

It has been raining for over 14 days here…

14 days…

It is my summer vacation and it has been raining for 1/4 of it. Normally, I love the rain. It is the perfect environment for snuggling with a pup, reading a book, napping with the hubs, or taking on a Harry Potter movie marathon. But now I am over it. OVER IT I SAY.

So I decided to do something about it.

Last week, the hubs was in the mood for a burger, so we took a trip to Red Robin. While he was drooling over which burger to order, I was ogling the drink menu. To be honest, I didn’t make it past the first page. Right there in front of me in glossy card-stock, was a photo of two of my favorite beverages together, intermingled in a tall glass, topped with whipped cream and an orange slice.

I am talking about a beer milkshake here, people. Belgian-style Blue Moon Ale paired with a citrus inspired-vanilla milkshake.

I know what you are thinking….but stop right there.

This milkshake was absolutely delightful and refreshing and I just knew I had to recreate it at home to cure my rainy day blues.


Thanks to the ad, I already knew that the Red Robin milkshake not only had Blue Moon and vanilla ice cream, but orange liquor as well. So I decided to play up on the orange flavor and add Triple Sec to mine. I also decided to add a little orange juice and orange extract to take some of the bitter taste away from the Blue Moon. And to top off my milkshake, I whipped up a batch of orange flavored whip cream and added an orange slice. {Because every frothy alcoholic milkshake needs a fruit slice.} Am I right? Or am I right?


This was the perfect remedy for my rainy summer blues. It is like bright, shiny summertime in a cup. It totally makes me forget about the  soggy atmosphere outside my window.

Summery Blue Moon Milkshake

Recipe by Carrie


  • 1 cup Blue Moon Ale or any other orange flavored beer
  • 1/2 cup orange juice
  • 1 1/2 shots Triple Sec
  • 1 teaspoon orange extract
  • 6-8 scoops vanilla ice cream
  • For the orange whipped cream:
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 4 tablespoons confectioners sugar
  • 1 teaspoon orange extract


  1. In a 72 oz. blender pitcher, combine Blue Moon beer, orange juice, Triple Sec, orange extract, and ice cream. Blend until desired consistency.
  2. Add additional scoops of ice cream depending on how you like your milkshake thickness. This recipe call for 6-8, which is of light-medium consistency.
  3. For the orange whipped cream: Combine heavy cream, sugar, and orange extract in your stand mixer bowl. Using your whisk attachment, whisk the cream mixture on medium-high until stiff peaks form.
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2 thoughts on “Summery Blue Moon Milkshake

  1. Love, love, love this! Even if someone didn’t like beer, they would have to try this because of the way you describe it!!!

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