New Rockford Transcript - Official Newspaper of Eddy County since 1883

Archival Anecdotes: May 25, 2020


May 25, 2020

Milkshakes are indeed an invention of American industrialization. They first came into existence in the early 1900s and consisted of a hand-shaken mixture of crushed ice and milk, sugar, and flavorings. Thanks to the widespread use of ice boxes, the drink became a staple at soda fountains.

However, it was the invention of the electric blender in 1922 that helped to propel milkshakes into popula...

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