Most milkshakes are made by blending ice cream and milk and any flavorings together. My strawberry milkshake recipe is similar, but I make a couple of important tweaks to the classic formula to really emphasize the fresh berry flavor.
I even managed to make the strawberry milkshake a bit healthier in the process, as well as even more delicious! Not a lot healthier, I'll freely admit, but at least a bit.
Ingredients for the Ultimate Strawberry Milkshake Recipe:
- Vanilla ice cream
- homemade strawberry syrup
- frozen strawberries
Yep, I use whole frozen strawberries in my strawberry milkshake. I got the idea for this milkshake, in fact, because my parents brought me a giant flat of fresh strawberries straight from the farm in Alabama recently. So many strawberries, in fact, that I ended up having to freeze a bunch to save them before they went bad.
Tips for Freezing Strawberries:
- The natural moisture in the strawberries will make them freeze together, so arrange them in a single layer on a baking sheet to freeze.
- Line the baking sheet with parchment paper so the berries don't stick to the pan when they're frozen.
- After the berries are frozen solid, you can transfer them into a freezer bag for easy, compact storage.
How to Make an Amazing Strawberry Milkshake:
- Place ice cream and frozen strawberries in a blender. Frozen strawberries can be a challenge for some blenders, so if you're in the market for a really great blender, I'm currently envious of my mom's amazing Blendtec blender.
- Use approximately equal portions of frozen strawberries and vanilla ice cream.
- Add enough homemade strawberry simple syrup to help the blender do its thing, and add an extra fabulous punch of real berry flavor.
Does this even still qualify as a milkshake since I didn't add milk? I think so, since there's still dairy in the vanilla ice cream. And it definitely tastes like a milkshake!
Just like one with real strawberry flavor in every sip. Now this is what a strawberry milkshake should taste like.