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Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Strawberry Milkshakes…just in time for summer!

Okay, you may be thinking the title of this post is nuts, since summer is over. Apparently Mother Nature doesn’t think so. After a downright cold summer here in the Bay Area, the last two days (including the first day of school) have been steamy hot. What the? So, despite the fact I’m annoyed I can’t take Cate swimming and none of her new school clothes work in hot weather, at lease I can eat my way out of my sorrows.

How about a strawberry milkshake? Sounds good to me!

People, my milkshakes last night rocked. Actually, I would say that they brought all the boys in the yard. And I can teach you how to make it. But I have to charge.

Okay, now that I have that out of my system, and that song is permanently in all of our heads, on to the recipe. The texture for our strawberry milkshakes last night was perfect. Hopefully this “recipe” comes out just as well for you!

Strawberry Milkshakes
Prep time
Total time
Serves: 4
  • 2 handfuls of strawberries
  • 1-2 tablespoons sugar
  • ½ - 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 large handful crushed ice
  • 7 or so large scoops of vanilla ice cream
  1. If you have a regular blender, slice strawberries. If you have a nice heavy-duty blender, just halve the berries. Place in a bowl, sprinkle with vanilla extract and coat with sugar. Let sit for at least 20 minutes (can be refrigerated for later).
  2. Place the following ingredients in the blender in this order: Milk, Ice, Ice Cream, then Strawberries. Blend well.
  3. This recipe made four 10-oz milkshakes.


  1. Love it – good, ripe strawberries make all of the difference. I recently made a very similar shake, minus the ice cream, and replacing the milk with buttermilk. Whether you ditch the ice cream or not, the buttermilk adds a nice tang that really complements a sweet fruit like strawberries.

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    Jane Maynard

    buttermilk…very intriguing! will have to remember that next time! yum! thank you!

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    Those look DELISH! I always love your photos.
    I’m giving away a ‘special’ cornbread mix this week on my blog. Be sure to stop by and comment for a chance to win. 🙂

  4. Milkshakes of any kind are most certainly a favorite, and the sounds of 7 scoops of ice cream with handfuls of fresh strawberries….well that’s just Heaven in a glass!!

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    I’m right there with you, shanna!!!

    I forgot to mention that I made milkshakes twice yesterday – all in the name of research for you guys! 🙂 anyway….adding the handful of ice in the second round (which is what I posted) made the texture JUST RIGHT. don’t leave it out!

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    I love any and all milkshakes and crave them all the time!! We had a nice hot summer in Boston, but now it’s been pouring and chilly every day. I hear this weekend is getting back up to 80, though. I’m hoping for another few fabulous pool days before the fall 🙂

  7. Yum! I’ve never added ice to a milkshake. Interesting. I love milkshakes though and if this rocked that much I’m willing to give it a try! 🙂

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    I wish this were low cal. Looks so tasty!

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    Jane Maynard

    I wish it was low-cal too!

    gotta love dessert, right? 🙂

  10. It’s September 18th and it was over 100 degrees today here in Southern AZ. That’s just not right.

    These milkshakes look perfect for a hot fall (!?!) day.

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