How to Make a Strawberry Milkshake

The old-school appeal of a strawberry milkshake is hard to overstate.  Chocolate and vanilla shakes seem to get the spotlight most of the time, but a good berry shake hits the spot in a different way.  Plus, you get to justify things with the notion of a serving of fruit.

How to Make a Strawberry Milkshake

Cut the tops off the strawberries, and slice them into a few pieces. In a medium bowl combine the sliced strawberries, sugar and vanilla extract and stir to combine well. Set aside and allow to sit, if you have time, for at least 20 minutes and up to 1 hour.

Place the strawberries with any juices, ice cream, and milk into a blender. Blend until smooth. Pour into large glasses, and if desired put a strawberry on the rim of each glass. Serve immediately.

Macerating Strawberries

While it’s not necessary to macerate, or soak, the strawberries in the sugar before blending, the sugar really pulls out the berries’ natural juice and intensifies the sweetness in a way that gives your milkshake amazing flavor.  You could also use strawberry ice cream instead of vanilla for even more strawberry punch.

How to Make a Strawberry Milkshake: The old-school appeal of a strawberry milkshake is hard to overstate.

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Frozen Strawberry Milkshake

You can use frozen strawberries instead of fresh if you want a very thick shake, or if frozen berries are what you have at the moment.  Use either ones that you buy already frozen in the freezer aisle or you can freeze fresh strawberries and use those.  You may need to add a bit more milk if the shake is too thick.  

Strawberry Milkshake Variations

You can add:

  • A banana, for a Strawberry Banana Milkshake.
  • Other berries in addition to the strawberries for a mixed berry shake.  Try blueberries, raspberries, and blackberries.
  • A scoop of malt powder for a Malted Strawberry Shake
  • Some chocolate syrup for a Strawberry Chocolate Milkshake
  • Whipped cream on top, and maybe some chocolate shavings or sprinkles

Other Milkshake Recipes:

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How to Make a Strawberry Milkshake

The old-school appeal of a strawberry milkshake is hard to overstate.
Yield: 2 Milkshakes
Prep Time 5 minutes
Berry soaking time (optional) 20 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes

Equipment

Ingredients

  • ½ pound fresh strawberries
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 pint vanilla or strawberry ice cream
  • ½ cup milk , preferably whole
  • Small whole strawberries for garnish (optional)

Directions

  • Cut the tops off the strawberries, and slice them into a few pieces. In a medium bowl combine the sliced strawberries, sugar and vanilla extract and stir to combine well. Set aside and allow to sit, if you have time, for at least 20 minutes and up to 1 hour.
  • Place the strawberries with any juices, ice cream, and milk into a blender. Blend until smooth. Pour into large glasses, and if desired put a strawberry on the rim of each glass. Serve immediately.

Nutrition Information

Calories: 592kcal | Carbohydrates: 74g | Protein: 11g | Fat: 28g | Saturated Fat: 17g | Cholesterol: 110mg | Sodium: 217mg | Potassium: 728mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 65g | Vitamin A: 1108IU | Vitamin C: 68mg | Calcium: 390mg | Iron: 1mg

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