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Get out the straws, Monday is National Chocolate Milkshake Day

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The Chocolate Chocolate Milkshake. (AllRecipes.com photo) The Chocolate Chocolate Milkshake. (AllRecipes.com photo)
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It's ok to leave the diet behind for at least Monday.

According to NationalDayCalendar.com, Sept. 12 is National Chocolate Milkshake Day.

It's a day where chocolate and ice cream lovers alike and forget about counting calories and enjoy a nice tall, thick and delicious chocolate milkshake.

Researchers said the term "milkshake" first appeared in print in 1885. At that point, however, it referred to an alcoholic beverage described as a "sturdy, healthful eggnog type of drink." It was essentially a blend of eggs, whiskey and other ingredients served both as a tonic and treat at pharmacies.

By 1900, milkshakes became "wholesome drinks made with chocolate, strawberry and vanilla syrup," the site said. Around this time, customers began asking for it with a scoop of ice cream.

In 1922, according to NationalDayCalendar, the electric blender was invented and was used in serving the drink.

The rest is history.

Fans have been using the hashtag #ChocolateMilkShakeDay to show their appreciation on social media.

Check out these chocolate milkshake recipes from AllRecipes.com.

For more ideas, head here.

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