How to Start a Milkshake Business in Kenya

Milkshake is one of the tastiest drinks in Kenya, and starting such a business can fetch you lots of profits. To start a milkshake business in Kenya, you need to know how to prepare it. You can sell milkshakes alongside other products like ice cream and tap into a larger market.

Identify a Good Business Location

Before starting a milkshake business, you need to find a good business location. A milkshake business is best suited for areas with a high population or near market centers or bus stops. Mainly, look for areas with high foot traffic. Milkshakes are normally bought when it is hot. People like to take something cold, especially when it is hot. 

Learn How to Prepare Milkshake

It is important that you learn how to prepare milkshakes. If you can prepare sweet and delicious milkshakes, you will attract more customers to your business. You can consider getting cooking courses before you can start preparing milkshakes for your business.

Get the Ingredients for Preparing Milkshake

The other thing you need to do is to get the necessary ingredients for preparing a milkshake. Some of the ingredients you need to prepare a milkshake include chocolate, milk, ice cream, vanilla, and vanilla ice cream. However, the ingredients you need to use will be determined by the kind of milkshake you want to prepare.

Read also: How to start an ice cream business in Kenya.

Acquire the Necessary Equipment

You also need to get the necessary equipment for preparing a milkshake. To start making a milkshake, you will require the following equipment:

  • Blender
  • Milkshake machine
  • Packaging plastic cups
  • Straws

Cost of Starting a Milkshake Business in Kenya

The cost of starting a milkshake business is determined by the size of the business you want to start and the equipment you want to buy. You can start a small milkshake business with about Ksh 80,000. The money will be used to buy equipment and ingredients.

Identify Extras for Your Milkshake Business

The other thing you need to do is identify extras for your milkshake business. Some of the extras you can sell alongside the milkshake include ice cream, cakes, yogurt, and soft drinks like soda and juices.  

Read also: How to start a milk bar business in Kenya.

Market Your Milkshake Business

The other thing you need to do is market your milkshake business. You can leverage the internet and social media marketing to attract more customers. Besides, you can make deliveries to nearby customers. Also, you can start delivering milkshakes to workplaces, like offices, during lunchtime to attract more customers.

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Is the Milkshake Business Profitable in Kenya?

Yes, the milkshake business is a profitable venture in Kenya. Many people love milkshakes, making it a profitable business to start in Kenya. You can make more profits if you sell other extras like cakes, yogurt, juices, and sodas. If you can prepare sweet milkshakes and then do proper marketing, the milkshake business is a profitable venture.

Summary

The milkshake business is a profitable business to start in Kenya. You just need to identify a good business location, buy the right equipment, and then use the right ingredients. Then make sure to aggressively market your milkshake business. You can provide delivery services to nearby locations to attract more customers.

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