In The Song, 'My Milkshake Brings All The Boys To The Yard', What Is 'Milkshake'?


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Pippa Corbett Profile
Pippa Corbett answered
The song Milkshake (written and performed by American singer Kelis) is famous for its chorus line: 'my milkshake brings all the boys to the yard'.

While it's not 100% clear exactly what the word 'milkshake' is referring to, you can safely assume it's some sort of sexual euphemism. 

What kind of 'milkshake' brings all the boys to the yard?
When milkshakes were first invented in the late 1800s, they were actually a whiskey-based eggnog-type drink served both as a medicinal tonic as well as a treat. By the 20th century, they had become the sweet-tasting, milk-based drinks we known and love today.

However, it is unlikely that Kelis is singing about this delicious cold drink when she talks about 'luring all the boys to her yard'.

In the context of the song, the word milkshake is being used as a metaphor for sex and sexuality.

What does milkshake mean?

If you look at lines from the song like: "You must maintain your charm, Same time maintain your halo, Just get the perfect blend, Plus what you have within" it becomes clear that Kelis is talking about attracting men sexually.

In fact, the entire song can be seen as something of a 'tutorial' directed at females - teaching them how to seduce men by using their female charm.

Because everyone loves a milkshake, the singer effectively uses the cold beverage as a symbol of temptation, and likens a woman's seductiveness to the appeal of a delicious milkshake.

Here's the original (and rather provocative) video that was later replaced by a less saucy version for more MTV airtime:

Rena Chisholm Profile
Rena Chisholm answered
I could tell you that it is ice-cream with milk all blended together, but you probably wouldn't believe that or I could give you the story about the birds and the bees but I don't want to get banned from Blurtit...

Oh what the heck, the 'milkshake' is her special recipe, and she ain't tellin what it is for sure. You just have to wonder about it forever!
armando morales Profile
armando morales answered
When the girl says "milkshakes" she means her breasts and she's saying it attracts the boys.

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