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2-Ingredient Cheesecake Milkshake

September 13, 2022 | by David Marks

You won’t believe the secret ingredient in this tasty treat.

My wife, Kathy, and I love buttermilk but realize many people do not. But who doesn’t love cheesecake? My grandmother would make a special treat as a child, calling it a “cheesecake milkshake.” I think she discovered it by accident, a mistake. Later I found out the two simple ingredients, transforming one of the ingredients that I love but some people find revolting, into a delicious treat.

We drink it now as an occasional refreshing summer treat. We love serving it to others, calling it a “cheesecake milkshake,” to the raves and ahhs as they sip, and then watching their shocked expression of amazement when they find out the two simple ingredients, especially the buttermilk.

It is a fun and easy treat.

Recipes and photos courtesy of Honey Cake & Latkes, Auschwitz Birkenau Memorial Foundation 2022, read the full review of the cookbook here.

Did you know that in Judaism there are specific commandments associated with eating such as matzah on Passover? And more than that; each and every meal (and even snack) can become a commandment? Get more Jewish food thoughts here.

Serves 1–2


  • Several scoops of vanilla ice cream
  • Approximately an equal amount of buttermilk


  1. Put the ice cream and buttermilk in a blender.
  2. Process until smooth. Pour into a glass and serve.

Photo credit: Ellen Silverman for Auschwitz-Birkenau Memorial Foundation

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