Diner Style White Cow


Diner Style White Cow

Diner Style White Cow
3 Min

Diners across the country are known for their classic, thick, ice cream milkshakes. In diner lingo, they're called white or black cows. With our recipe for a Diner Style White Cow, you can make the perfect, diner-style, vanilla milkshake with 3 easy ingredients.

What You'll Need

  • 1 quart vanilla ice cream
  • 1 cup milk
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract

What to Do

  1. Combine all ingredients in a blender and blend on high speed 1 to 1-1/2 minutes, or until smooth and thick. Serve immediately.


As they say at the diner, "throw in the mud" and add 3/4 cup chocolate flavor syrup in place of the vanilla extract to get a Chocolate Cow. And if you'd like a little thinner shake, add some additional milk.

Nutritional InformationShow More

Servings Per Recipe: 4

  • Amount Per Serving % Daily Value *
  • Calories 335
  • Calories from Fat 153
  • Total Fat 17g 26 %
  • Saturated Fat 11g 53 %
  • Trans Fat 0.1g 0 %
  • Protein 7.1g 14 %
  • Amount Per Serving % Daily Value *
  • Cholesterol 68mg 23 %
  • Sodium 144mg 6 %
  • Total Carbohydrates 37g 12 %
  • Dietary Fiber 1.0g 4 %
  • Sugars 34g 0 %

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Well, this is awkward...when I noticed the title of this recipe, a milkshake was the last thing that was on my mind. I've never heard of a Diner Style White Cow before so the first thing that popped into my head was some type of beef steak smothered in a white gravy or something similar. LOL Does anyone know where the name comes from?

Hi there! This name comes from normal diner lingo, which is a slang that servers who work at diners use as a sort of "code" name for the recipes. You can read about it and more here: http://www.dinerlingo.com/dictionary/white-cow

Interesting read...thank you!

A simple addition of vanilla can make a big difference in flavor! You can even add a little bit of almond extract if you like. However, there's a big difference in the quality of vanilla, and if you can scraping a vanilla bean will get you the best vanilla flavor. Try to avoid imitation vanilla.


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