A new use for your favorite childhood candy, a Nerds milkshake is fruity, sweet, and so much fun. It’s going to take you back to the good ol’ days!

Nerds milkshake in a Mason jar.
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I have such fond memories growing up of going to church softball games and watching my dad play in the church league. It was a great opportunity to spend time with my friends, and clearly the best part about these evenings was heading to the concession stand and loading up on treats.

One of my favorite candies were Nerds and to this day, they bring back such fun memories.

Love Nerds? You’ll love Nerds Rice Krispie treats, too!

Nerds milkshake in a Mason jar.

Milkshakes are ice cream you can drink. Pretty special stuff: ice cream + Nerds + whipped cream. Now we’re really talking.

You know what might be the VERY best thing about milkshakes? They take about two seconds to whip up. A great treat in less than 5 minutes? Count me in.

Overhead view of Nerds milkshake with two straws.

This milkshake is versatile, too — throw in whatever kind of Nerds you love. My grocery store happens to carry packages with a mixture of grape and strawberry. That combination makes an absolutely delicious and flavorful milkshake.

Nerds milkshake, with a box of spilled Nerds next to it.

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Nerds Milkshake

5 from 6 votes
Prep: 5 minutes
Total: 5 minutes
Servings: 1 milkshake
A new use for your favorite childhood candy, Nerds milkshakes are fruity, sweet, and so much fun.
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  • 3 scoops scoops vanilla ice cream (about 1 heaping cup)
  • ½ cup milk
  • 1 pkg. (1.65 ounce) strawberry & grape Nerds candy, extra if desired for garnish (or any flavor you like)
  • whipped cream for topping, if desired


  • In a blender, combine ice cream, milk, and Nerds candy. Blend until smooth.
  • Garnish with whipped cream and additional Nerds candy, if desired.


  • Add more ice cream for a thicker milkshake and more milk for a thinner milkshake.
  • Nutrition information does not include Nerds or whipped cream. Package information for Nerds states that one 1.65 oz. box is 3 servings, 60 calories per serving, so if you use the whole box for this milkshake, it would be 180 calories.


Serving: 12ounces, Calories: 483kcal, Carbohydrates: 52g, Protein: 11g, Fat: 26g, Saturated Fat: 16g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g, Monounsaturated Fat: 7g, Cholesterol: 102mg, Sodium: 205mg, Potassium: 577mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 48g, Vitamin A: 1031IU, Vitamin C: 1mg, Calcium: 404mg, Iron: 0.2mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

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  1. Jax says:

    Hello, is this recipe braces-friendly? Just wondering if the nerds do not leave chunks or pieces in the shake.

    1. Rachel Gurk says:

      oooh, I’m not sure! I’d recommend checking with your orthodontist. I suppose you could puree it as smooth as you’d like though…

  2. Karen @ The Food Charlatan says:

    oh my goodness Rachel!! This sounds so good! At BlogHer in San Jose a few years ago they had a Sonic booth and they were giving out slushies with nerds in them and it was the BEST EVER. I have to try this milkshake version for sure. :)

  3. Angie | Big Bear's Wife says:

    Oh my, I couldn’t get enough nerds candy when I was growing up! I loved them! My husband just bought a milkshake machine for our house because he is milkshake obsessed! Making this asap!

  4. Kelly - Life Made Sweeter says:

    Wow, what a fun milkshake! Adding the Nerds is such a great idea – love this!

  5. JulieD says:

    Holy moly these are total genius! eeek I love it!

  6. Dorothy @ Crazy for Crust says:

    I am so in love with this!! nerds bring back so many memories for me too. Pinned!

  7. Katrina @ In Katrina's Kitchen says:

    My kids would FLIP for this!! Adorable milkshake!

  8. Alaina {Fabtastic Eats} says:

    holy moly! I haven’t had nerds in soooo long. They were always in a top fav of mine though! This is so fun!