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Butterscotch milkshake in a tall glass with whipped cream and a red and white straw

Butterscotch Shake

Heavenly Home Cooking
This creamy delicious butterscotch shake is the perfect sweet treat for breakfast, brunch or lunch. It gets its flavor from a homemade butterscotch sauce and comes together in no time. You can substitute frozen yogurt or sliced banana for the ice cream. So good!
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 7 mins
Total Time 12 mins
Course Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch
Cuisine American
Servings 1 serving
Calories 821 kcal


Butterscotch Sauce

  • ¼ cup unsalted butter
  • ¼ cup dark brown sugar packed
  • ½ cup heavy cream
  • ¼ teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon Scotch whiskey optional


  • ¼ cup milk
  • 2 cups vanilla ice cream You can substitute frozen yogurt or a small frozen sliced banana.
  • 2 tablespoons butterscotch sauce recipe included
  • whipped cream Optional.
  • butterscotch chips Chopped. Optional.


Butterscotch Sauce

  • In a medium saucepan, melt the butter over medium heat.
  • Add the brown sugar and stir to combine.
    Bring to a boil then reduce to a slow and steady boil and continue cooking, stirring frequently, for 2-3 minutes.
  • Carefully add the heavy cream and salt. Stir to combine. Bring mixture back to a slow boil. While stirring, cook another 3-4 minutes.
  • Remove from heat and stir in vanilla extract and Scotch, if using.
  • Set aside and allow to cool. Sauce will thicken as it cools.


  • In a large blender, add all ingredients in this order: milk, ice cream, butterscotch sauce.
  • Blend until smooth and creamy.
  • Pour into a chilled glass and top with whipped cream, chopped butterscotch chips, and extra butterscotch sauce, if desired.


Butterscotch sauce recipe adapted from Ridiculously Easy Butterscotch Sauce from The Cafe Sucre Farine.

Nutrition Facts

Calories: 821kcal (41%)Carbohydrates: 95g (32%)Protein: 12g (24%)Fat: 44g (68%)Saturated Fat: 30g (188%)Cholesterol: 122mg (41%)Sodium: 277mg (12%)Potassium: 634mg (18%)Fiber: 2g (8%)Sugar: 89g (99%)Vitamin A: 1211IU (24%)Vitamin C: 2mg (2%)Calcium: 422mg (42%)Iron: 1mg (6%)

Nutritional information provided is for one serving and is only an estimate. The accuracy of the nutritional information for any recipe on this site is not guaranteed.

Total Servings 1 serving
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