A perfect cold treat on a hot summer day, this simple strawberry milkshake recipe combines real strawberries, vanilla ice cream and strawberry milk, yielding a creamy texture and the natural sweetness of fresh berries.
Are you looking for a sweet treat that’s simple to make yet irresistibly delicious? Look no further than this easy strawberry milkshake recipe. Not just any old-fashioned strawberry milkshake, this homemade version bursts with real strawberry flavor and an impressive creamy texture. Whether it’s a hot summer day or simply one where you’re in the mood for a shake to pair with good food, this recipe will satisfy your sweet tooth.
Homemade milkshakes have a certain charm that store-bought ones just can’t emulate. The best part about this homemade strawberry milkshake is the freshness of the ingredients used. With scoops of good-quality vanilla ice cream, fresh berries and strawberry milk, this shake guarantees the perfect balance of sweet flavors in every sip.
The delicious strawberry milkshake we’re talking about here doesn’t just stop at ‘delicious.’ It’s the perfect drink for any time of the day, any day of the week. This strawberry shake is your ticket to savoring a restaurant-quality milkshake in the comfort of your own home
TABLE OF CONTENTS
- 2 ¾ cups of vanilla ice cream
- 1 cup of strawberry milk
- ½ cup of strawberries
- Measuring cups
- Serving glasses
By the Numbers: How to Make the Best Strawberry Milkshake
Follow these simple step-by-step instructions to learn how to make a delicious strawberry milkshake.
Step 1: Blend Milkshake Ingredients
Add 2 ¾ cups of vanilla ice cream, 1 cup of strawberry milk and ½ cup of strawberries to your blender and blend until everything is well combined and smooth. Add a little more ice cream or milk to get the consistency you like, and you’ve got the perfect strawberry milkshake.
Step 2: Pour Into Jars or Glasses
Pour your delicious strawberry milkshakes into jars.
Step 3: Garnish and Serve
Garnish each shake with a whole strawberry and a fun straw.
Tips for Making this Strawberry Milkshake Recipe
Answers to all of your questions about making the perfect strawberry milkshake, including tips and substitution ideas.
Substitute for strawberry milk
If you’re unable to find strawberry milk at your local store or just want to switch up the recipe, consider using whole milk or almond milk with a bit of strawberry syrup. This substitution will maintain the strawberry shake’s sweet flavor while adding a personal touch to the recipe.
Create a thicker shake
For those who prefer a thicker, creamier shake, there are a couple of options. You can either use less milk or add extra scoops of vanilla ice cream. Both methods will increase the thickness of your milkshake and add a robust texture that some people find irresistible.
Make a healthier milkshake
If you’re leaning towards a healthier milkshake, there are a few alterations you can make. Swap out the ice cream for frozen strawberries and almond milk or coconut milk. Alternatively, you could use vegan ice cream for a dairy-free version.
Try using different ice cream flavors
For a twist on the classic recipe, try using strawberry or chocolate ice cream instead of vanilla. The strawberry ice cream will intensify the fruit flavor, while the chocolate ice cream will provide a delicious contrast.
Fresh vs. frozen strawberries
Remember, the flavor of fresh strawberries is most potent during peak strawberry season. However, you can use frozen strawberries when fresh strawberries are not in season.
Make a creamier shake
To make your shake creamier, consider adding a dash of heavy cream and a hint of vanilla extract. These additions will enhance the shake’s creaminess and add an extra layer of flavor.
Tip for reducing sugar
If you’re trying to cut back on sugar, rely on the natural sweetness of ripe strawberries and add little or no additional sugar. Adjusting the sugar level allows you to customize the shake to your personal sweetness preference. Or make my Low Carb Strawberry Cheesecake Shake recipe instead.
More strawberry recipes
If you have an abundance of leftover strawberries this season, try more of my favorite strawberry recipes:
- Strawberry Jam
- Strawberry Oatmeal Bars
- Strawberry Lemonade
- Strawberry Banana Shake
- Strawberry Spinach Salad
- 2 ¾ cups vanilla ice cream
- 1 cup strawberry milk
- ½ cups strawberries
- Measuring cups
- Serving glasses
- Add all ingredients to the blender and blend until mixed well. Add a little more ice cream or milk to get the consistency you like, and you’ve got the perfect very berry milkshake.
- Pour into jars.
- Garnish with a whole strawberry and fun straw.