National Coffee Milkshake Day

When you take your cup of joe today, consider enjoying it in the form of a milkshake in honor of today’s food holiday. That’s right, July 26 is National Coffee Milkshake Day.

This oddly specific food holiday is perfect for the summer. Indulge in a frozen coffee milkshake for a refreshing pick-me-up this July afternoon.

The Frappuccino, created by George Howell in 1992, is the original coffee milkshake. Howell came up with the idea as a way to increase sales during the summer at his Coffee Connection cafes. Starbucks bought the rights to the Frappuccino name and began serving the blended beverage in 1995.

It’s fairly simple to make your own homemade coffee milkshake. However, there are a few variations depending on how you choose to get your desired coffee flavoring.

Here are some recipes to try:

1. Using cold-brewed coffee

2. Using strong coffee or espresso

3. Using coffee-flavored ice cream