{Enter to Win!} Looking Back at the Iconic Hamilton Beach Drink Mixer + Duff Goldman Giveaway

{Enter to Win!} Looking Back at the Iconic Hamilton Beach Drink Mixer + Duff Goldman Giveaway


Hamilton Beach knows how to mix things up. In 1911, our original drink mixer created a sensation making malts for eager customers in drugstore fountains across America. Throughout the early twentieth century, the Hamilton Beach Drink Mixer was busy mixing treats in almost every local soda fountain and ice cream parlor.

With over a century of innovation and design, our powerful drink mixers are still a mainstay in many busy restaurants. You may have even seen one in a diner or ice cream parlor near you. Or, you could have one of these home versions, perfect for mixing frosty shakes for your family. The commercial model we are giving away at the end of this contest includes three stainless steel mixing cups and has varied speeds on each of its three mixers. Whoever said “three’s a crowd” obviously wasn’t talking about milkshakes.

Back when sipping on a straw at a soda fountain was a slow pleasure at the end of the school day, the “soda jerk” was the clerk who made your order. If you were hip, you ordered using soda jerk jargon. While it may sound funny today, this was the way of the soda counter back then. If you said, “shake one van and mash it,” you’d get a vanilla shake with mashed bananas. “Spit in it” meant raspberries were mixed into your drink, while “spit on it” let raspberries decorate the top. “Fuzzy” added peaches to the mix, “gravel” added nuts, and a request for “Chicago” added pineapple juice or soda.

We think these great phrases could provide a ton of inspiration the next time you host a birthday party, bridal shower, baby shower or wedding. Have some fun with these delicious recipes, and go ahead and “mash one in the hay.”

Get the full scoop on soda jerk jargon here.

July is National Ice Cream Month! Each week, we will post recipes that were created using “soda jerk jargon” with a few adaptations. Keep in mind these recipes don’t have to be measured precisely, so feel free to experiment with your own favorite ingredients!

Test Kitchen Tip: Ice cream recipes are measured in scoops. Four scoops are equivalent to about 1-1/2 cups.

We will be giving away a Hamilton Beach Drink Mixer every Friday in the month of July.

The first three winners will receive a DrinkMaster® Drink Mixer in white, black or chrome (a $39.99-$48.99 value.)

The grand prize winner will be announced on July 26th!

This winner will receive the Triple Spindle Drink Mixer signed by Duff Goldman at the 2011 Blue Moon Burger Bash (a $1,266.00 value.)

To enter, leave a comment on this post telling us your favorite milkshake flavor or memory. Earn more entries below.

See the video of Duff Goldman signing the Hamilton Beach Triple Spindle Milkshake here.

Enter to win here! 

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    retro 50’s look always brings back good memories

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    Boy a milk shake sounds great right now ! With Carmel lots of fudge and chocolate

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    jamie zimmerman

    love fruit shakes

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    Edvin Roman

    plain banana milkshake!

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    Angela Aiesi


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    I remember when I was young, My mom worked at a old soda shop in a small town in WI. back when there was no worry and every town was like happy days, my friends and I would sit at the counter, we couldn’t hardly reach the counter top but managed to sip on my moms chocolate malts, watching her mix them in the Hamilton beach (3) spindle malt machine, Now I find myself owning a vintage model 940 and making the same chocolate malts for my kids. but I want to restore the machine, this was a great invention. what a great american tradition. thank you hamilton beach for the memories.

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    Palma Jordan

    Chocolate Mint Milkshakes are the ultimate!!

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    Laurel Cole

    I love strawberry milkshakes

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    mary janssen


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    lisa mcfarland


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    My favorite childhood memory was going to the DQ in our pajamas at night! My favorite milkshake was banana!

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    diane rhonemus

    triple thick chocolate shake was one of the best

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    strawberry french vanilla milkshakes good stuff

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    strawberry french vanilla milkshakes good stuff

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    chocolate shake with fries

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    Tammy Welsh

    My favorite milkshake is butterscotch. When I was little my dad we take me every weekend for a special treat and this is where I always chose. My dad is longer here but the memory sure is!!

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    Jeanna Wise

    I love the Chocolate marshmallow shakes.

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    Maria Isabel Martinez

    ojala y gane sienp[re e querido tener uno \

    para preparar unos de chocolate y de fresas

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    when i was little, we got a milkshake maker with S&H green stamps…best thing ever!

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    Melanie Montgomery

    I like strawberry milkshakes.

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    Rita Alarcon

    My fave milkshake flavor is banana

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    Amanda Creen


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    amanda bridges


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    i love just a plain banana milkshake!

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    angie snow


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    Lynne Cahill

    definately chocolate

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    Kathy Guido

    Always looked forward to going to the local corner drug store. Loved their Vanilla milk shakes and also their Chocolate malts.

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    Lori Royce

    When I was in High School, a new Mcdonald’s went up a block away. We used to sneak out of school to get milkshakes and fries to dip in them :)

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    Chris Garrett

    Chocolate peanut butter.

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    Chris Garrett

    Chocolate peanut butter.

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    Chocolate Banana

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    I remember a place in Michigan (I was 5), it was like ‘sonic’ now, but really cool. they brought food to the car on roller skates and the best malted shakes, love any shake malted, especially Peanut butter/chocolate.

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    Sounds like something I would love to win, vanilla or chocolate, I am not fussy.

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    My favorite milk shake memory is going to the Corvette Diner in San Diego and getting fabulous milkshakes with my family. My husband was stationed in San Diego for 8 years, and we loved it there. I miss that place, and those shakes, like crazy.

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    mary janssen


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    kaye lake

    one of our restaurants had a pineapple milkshake that was yummy!!!!

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    Christie Tewes

    The Rock Drug Store in my lil’ hometown in NC served up the best chocolate malt milkshake….ahh….those were the days!

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    Cookies & Cream!

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    Chocolate or Strawberry cheesecake!

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    Kellie-Gene Hunt

    I use to love chocolate milkshakes but have been having more strawberry ones lately.

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    johna derosier

    My favorite is chocolate, funny story….i was a kid, me and my friend were riding bikes on a busy street, we stopped and got a milkshake, riding our bikes drinking our shakes, life was good, until my friend said something, i looked back and my bike drifted, right into the curb. i toppled over and had chocolate milkshake all over my head!!

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    Casandra Vercher

    I appreciate the chance to win. Good Luck everybody!

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    Gotta be Chocolate! That’s my fave!

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    Susan Gahan

    I love a cherry milkshake

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    Laura Forgione


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    Laura Forgione


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    peanut butter, chocolate and banana w lots of ice and yogurt

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    Melanie James

    When I was a little girl I always loved it when I got to go to the local “Rexall” drugstore. In the back of the store were a few booths, a counter with swiveling stools & a soda fountain! I thought it was such a special treat to get to order a cheeseburger and a strawberry shake or chocolate malt.

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    I like a good old fashion chocolate malt, with whipped cream an a cherry!! :)

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    Kevin Decker

    My mom got me hooked on Jamocha milkshakes from Arby’s and I love to experiment on how to replicate them at home because they remind me of fun times spent with her.

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    Michelle Higgins

    just broke mine 2 days ago! I need it bad!!!

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    Lexie McCoy

    I remember my mom would order chocolate malts, really thick. She wanted to use a spoon, not a straw.

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    Jennifer Sitz

    Strawberry milkshakes are the best

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    Cindy Peterson

    My Mom making homemade hot fudge and then making homemade milkshakes with the hot fudge. Yum.

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    I love a mocha milkshake!

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    Julie McGhee

    My favorite flavor has always been vanilla especially if it was made with real vanilla or vanilla bean.

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    Cathleen Clark

    I grew up in Tempe, AZ and there used to be a milkshake shop there. We loved to go down there and get Chocolate shakes. That shop is long gone but it’s still alive in my memory!

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    Mint Chocolate all the way!

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