If the summer heat is leaving you desperate to cool down, but you also want chocolate, we’ve got you covered with some of the best chocolate milkshake recipes. Because summer is too short not to spend it drinking chocolate milkshakes.

 The original

This BBC recipe combines hazelnuts and chocolate for a delicious nutty, chocolatey drink.

Start by loading the back of a teaspoon with some hazelnut chocolate spread and spread it on the inside of a sundae glass in a thin layer. Put the remaining teaspoon of spread in a saucepan and heat on a low heat until runny.

In the meantime, put 250ml semi-skimmed milk and 2 scoops chocolate ice cream in a blender and whizz until smooth. Top with a layer of marshmallows and drizzle on the melted spread, sprinkling on a few toasted hazelnuts to finish.

 Peanut butter chocolate milkshake

If you want something a bit nuttier, this peanut butter milkshake recipe is the one for you.

Throw 1 cup of milk, one cup of ice and 1/3 cup of smooth peanut butter into a blender and blend until smooth, then add in 2 cups of chocolate ice cream and stir. Simple!

 Mint chocolate milkshake

For something a bit more refreshing, this Tesco recipe for mint chocolate milkshake is definitely worth a try. Melt 25g dark chocolate in a heatproof bowl over a pan of simmering water, then dip the rim of a large sundae glass in the chocolate, drizzling the rest around the insides of the rim and down into the glass. Put in the fridge to chill.

Blend 175ml of milk and 5 small scoops of mint chocolate ice cream and whisk in 2g green gel food colouring if you so wish. Pour into the glass and top with a few mint leaves and 5g dark chocolate shavings.