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Easy Neapolitan Milkshake

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It takes just a few minutes (and only 1 flavor of ice cream) to make this delicious and easy Neapolitan milkshake. Vanilla, strawberry, and chocolate make the perfect treat on a hot day! 

Easy Neapolitan Milkshake - 3 classic flavors blend perfectly in this layered old fashioned milkshake recipe. *

In second grade, my teacher used to hold ice cream parties each Friday if the class accomplished certain goals that week. We looked forward to it all week, and it was an extra exciting week if we got Neapolitan ice cream because you could ask for three flavors in one scoop! Of course, my friends and I always waited until it melted a bit and then mixed it up to make a thick “ice cream soup”, so I’m not sure why it was so exciting, but it was, and the idea of three flavors in one sip was the inspiration behind this easy Neapolitan milkshake! 

Easy Neapolitan Milkshake - 3 classic flavors blend perfectly in this layered old fashioned milkshake recipe. *

Because I wanted to keep this recipe easy, I really wanted to keep ingredients minimal. I got it down to four ingredients, and minimal prep time. As in, I made this milkshake once to test, the three of us drank it, and then I made another one later, during nap time, for pictures and sharing with the Godfather. Both were creamy chocolate, vanilla, strawberry throwback comfort food. The grownup version of my ice cream soup.

Easy Neapolitan Milkshake - 3 classic flavors blend perfectly in this layered old fashioned milkshake recipe. *

The most time consuming part of this smoothie is mixing the layers individually. I used my big blender since our small one died a little while ago, but a small smoothie blender would be easier to use if you’re only making 1 or two milkshakes. If you are scaling the recipe to make enough Neapolitan milkshakes for a crowd, use a larger blender, and I would recommend setting the cups on a rimmed tray for easy transport in and out of the freezer. I think it would be darling to make mini versions of this recipe for a party, they’d look so perfect on a dessert table!

Easy Neapolitan Milkshake - 3 classic flavors blend perfectly in this layered old fashioned milkshake recipe. *

I hope you enjoy this recipe for easy Neapolitan milkshakes!

Easy Neapolitan Milkshake

Easy Neapolitan Milkshake

Yield: 1 smoothie
Prep Time: 8 minutes
Total Time: 8 minutes


  • 1 cup vanilla ice cream, divided
  • 3-5 tbsp milk, divided
  • 2 tbsp chocolate syrup
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 3-4 whole fresh or frozen strawberries

Optional Toppings:

  • Whipped cream
  • Chocolate Syrup
  • Fresh strawberries


  1. Place 1/3 cup ice cream, the chocolate syrup, and 1 tbsp milk in your blender. Blend and pour into a tall glass. Place the glass in the freezer.
  2. Rinse the blender, then add 1/3 cup ice cream and 1/2 tsp vanilla. Blend. Add 1 tbsp milk if needed to thin. Remove the glass from the freezer and carefully pour the vanilla layer over the chocolate layer. Return the glass to the refrigerator.
  3. Place the remaining ice cream and strawberries in the blender with 1 tbsp milk. Blend until smooth. If you need to, add a little sugar or honey to sweeten. Remove the milkshake glass from the freezer and add the final layer.
  4. Top milkshake with whipped cream, chocolate syrup, and a fresh strawberry if desired.


Easy Neapolitan Milkshake - 3 classic flavors blend perfectly in this layered old fashioned milkshake recipe. *


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  • Reply
    Paige @ Where Latin Meets Lagniappe
    May 15, 2016 at 12:24 pm

    Neapolitan ice cream is my favorite flavor — I can only imagine how awesome this milkshake is 🙂

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    Brian Jones
    May 13, 2016 at 4:38 am

    Ice cream parties at school, holy crap that sounds awesome… Despite not really having a sweet tooth I am more than capable of consuming my own body weight in Ice Cream any day of the week 😉 Love me a good milkshake too so this is screaming to me very loudly.

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      Mary (The Goodie Godmother)
      May 16, 2016 at 3:46 pm

      I don’t think they have those in schools anymore. Thank goodness I’m old and cranky and remember when school could be more fun haha.

      I hope the milkshake is at least shouting politely.

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    Bobbi from Bobbi's Kozy Kitchen
    April 27, 2016 at 10:37 am

    OK, that looks awesome! I am now craving a milkshake for breakfast!! YUM 🙂

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    April 27, 2016 at 2:16 am

    Oh ice cream soup how I loved you haha. This milkshake looks so adorable I can’t wait to try! What an awesome idea, the layering looks so fantastic. Can’t wait to share with our friends. 🙂

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    Mica @ Let's Taco Bout It Blog
    April 27, 2016 at 1:39 am

    Love this milkshake. This is amazing and I’m afraid I won’t be able to stop making it!

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    Derek @ Dad With A Pan
    April 26, 2016 at 7:49 pm

    One of my most favorite things to order at in n out! Thanks for sharing!

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    April 26, 2016 at 7:49 pm

    Oh my gosh I LOVE milkshakes! This looks so delicious!

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    April 26, 2016 at 6:17 pm

    Maybe it’s the fact that I’m sitting in the hot and humid Gulf Coast climate…but everything about this is making my mouth water!! Will definitely have to make this ASAP!!

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    Nicole @Little Blog on the Homestead
    April 22, 2016 at 7:22 pm

    Dustin is a huge fan of milkshakes, I’m not usually but at the moment have been having big cravings for them, so I think we’ll definitely have to try this recipe out.

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