Milkshake. Frappe. Cabinet. Velvet. Whatever you call it, the quintessentially American combination of milk, ice cream, and syrup has delighted generations, invoking memories of soda fountains and high-school sweethearts. In this collection of recipes, Adam Ried infuses the classic shake with unexpected flavor twists that bring the milkshake into the twenty-first century. Recipes such as the Mexican Chocolate Shake with Chipotle and Almond or the Maple-Bacon Shake reveal the flavorful punch of unlikely food combinations. And Ried doesn t forget to include old-time favorites such as the little-known Rhode Island Cabinet (coffee shake) and the Black and White. Whether you are entertaining friends or craving something sweet, Ried shows you that the simple addition of sorbet or spice can rouse new flavor riches. With descriptions of unusual ingredients and key equipment, Thoroughly Modern Milkshakes will inspire even the most uncompromising of milkshake lovers to give the familiar a new twist.