This Very Berry Milkshake recipe is a sponsored post by Mirum Shopper. All opinions are my own.
Hi, I'm Kari from CraftCreateCook and I’m excited to be sharing my favorite summer indulgence with Happy Mothering readers! I’m a mom of 2 and we are just starting to enjoy the HOT summer here in Michigan. And, my 6-year old daughter is just beginning her first season of T-ball! During the summer, I like to create fun and special treats for my kids at home. We eat outside a lot since we spend as much time as we can outdoors before the winter arrives!
Last week when I was shopping at my local Kroger store, I was craving a summer treat I could make after dinner that night. I grabbed some Very Berry Strawberry Promised Land Milk, fresh strawberries and Breyer’s Homemade Vanilla Ice Cream. I don’t know if you’ve ever had Very Berry Strawberry Promised Land Milk before, but it’s a treat in itself. It's the smoothest, creamiest milk I have ever had.
Sometimes I pick it up and stash it in the back of the fridge and sneak a small glass after the kids go to bed. It’s such a perfect refreshing treat, plus there are no artificial hormones or antibiotics and it’s higher in protein and calcium because it comes from Jersey Cows – the cows related to those in France off the Channel Island of Jersey – not New Jersey.
Did you know less than 10% of milk in the United States comes from Jersey cows? Jersey cows are one of the few breeds that produce A2 milk, which is easier to digest. And Promised Land Dairy is very transparent about how they feed and treat their cows, which is amazing. That’s clearly why Promised Milk is the best!
Now, take this superior milk and combine it with another great product – Breyers Homemade Vanilla ice cream. Made with simple ingredients: fresh cream, sugar and milk, this is the best tasting vanilla ice cream and is always my first choice when shopping at Kroger.
Plus an ice cream that uses quality ingredients including milk and cream from cows not treated with artificial growth hormones* means I feel better about sharing it with my children. And the Rainforest Alliance Certified vanilla beans** take this ice cream to another level of quality. With a cart full of groceries, and an idea, I was excited for Friday night at home!
After dinner, the kids went outside to play catch with their dad. My daughter needed to actually learn to catch since she was now playing T-ball. And my 3-year old is always up for any outdoor game so he tagged along as well. While they were outside grounding balls, I was inside combining these three simple ingredients to make very berry milkshakes!
Add 1/3 of a carton of Breyers Homemade Vanilla Ice cream in a blender. Pour one cup of Very Berry Strawberry Promised Land Milk on top and follow with 1/2 cup chopped strawberries. Blend until mixed well and you’ve got the perfect very berry milkshake. Pour into a jar and garnish with a whole strawberry and fun straw.
When I took the very berry milkshake tray outside for the kids and my husband, they were OVER THE MOON with excitement for this strawberry milkshake! Even my husband said, “This is really good!” I’m sure he’ll be sneaking my Promised Land Milk from the back of the fridge in no time!
In between milkshake sips we all had fun playing catch and laughing with each other.
Next time you’re at Kroger, be sure to grab your favorite flavor of Promised Land Milk – available in White, Chocolate, Very Berry Strawberry and several other flavors – Breyer’s Ice Cream and your favorite mix-ins.
I hope your family enjoys this Very Berry Milkshake Recipe as much as mine did!
What milkshake flavors will you make to shake up your summer weeknights? Share your stories in the comments section below for a chance to win a $25 Kroger gift card. Contest closes July 19, 2016 at 11:59 pm EST. See full contest rules here.
This Very Berry Milkshake Recipe is a sponsored post by Mirum Shopper. All opinions are my own.
Kari: Wife. Mother. Graphic Designer. Blogger at CraftCreateCook. Dog and Chocolate Lover. Fearless Baker.
*Suppliers of other ingredients such as cookies, candies & sauces maybe able to make the No Artificial Growth Hormones claim. The FDA states that no significant difference has been shown between dairy derived from rBST-treated and non-rBST‐treated cows.
**Most Breyers products currently source natural colors & flavors and sustainably farmed fruit and Vanilla. We are working on the remaining products. For more information on these products, visit www.breyers.com products.