Today I will show you how to make Strawberry Milk Shake. These days restaurants are overflown, but even if it is a very delicious food item, and it does produce very high profits, there are many number of people in India who don’t care about this, simply for their lack of awareness about the goodness of eating such type of food items…
Fresh Strawberry Milkshakes
- Prep: 5 min
- Inactive: 20 min
- Cook: 5 min
- Yield: 2 servings
1/2 pound fresh strawberries, hulled and sliced, plus whole strawberries, for garnish
2 heaping tablespoons sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 pint vanilla ice cream
1/2 cup milk
- In a mixing bowl combine the sliced strawberries, sugar and vanilla extract and stir to combine well. Set aside and allow to macerate for at least 20 minutes and up to 1 hour.
- In a large mixer, place the strawberries, ice cream, and milk. Blend until smooth. Pour into ice cream parlor glasses and garnish the rim of each glass with whole strawberries. Serve immediately.
How To Make a Perfect Strawberry Milkshake
It’s hot out, so let’s get down to basics: a good old-fashioned strawberry milkshake. Why eat dinner when you can drink a shake? This is a serious strawberry milkshake, too; it isn’t messing around. It doesn’t involve anything fancy or difficult — nothing “gourmet.” This tastes like pure strawberry; not too sweet, but not too milky either. Creamy, thick, pale pink, just strawberry-strawberry-strawberry — all as it should be. Here’s how to make your own. Don’t you want a sip?
I adore a good strawberry milkshake, but I almost never drink them. They tend to be extremely disappointing. Fast-food milkshakes are fake-flavored, dyed pink, worse than bad. No, no, no. And yet homemade shakes often let me down as well. In ill-inconceived attempts to make them “healthier” people water them down with milk, or up the quotient of strawberries, until they are just sharp and icy. Now, smoothies are well and good, but when I want a milkshake, it needs to be a milkshake, OK? It’s an occasional indulgence, and therefore it needs to indulge. Got it?WATCHPerfect Strawberry Milkshake
I feel like I finally figured it out, my perfect strawberry shake. It’s not groundbreaking; there’s no gastronomic secrets here. But it delivers the goods. This is no fake-flavored strawberry, but it doesn’t have icy chunks of strawberry in it either. It is just totally all strawberry, all the way.
The Best Ingredients for the Perfect Strawberry Milkshake
The key, as all milkshake devotees know, is the ice cream. I like to use ice cream that doesn’t have any eggs in it; I find that the custard taste distracts from the purity of the other flavors. For this shake, I prefer the simplest Breyer’s formulation — just milk, cream, strawberries, sugar. And for the berries, you hardly need me to tell you: Get them ripe, get them fresh, make sure they are sweet as can be.
Lastly, I like to add malted milk powder, which adds just a bit of extra depth and a hint of malty flavor without turning the shake into a true malt. If you opt to use regular powdered milk, it will also add a bit of richness and creaminess. But the powders are not necessary.
Happy slurping; if you love strawberry milkshakes I hope you get to try this one soon.
How To Make a Perfect Strawberry Milkshake
Creamy, thick, pale pink, just strawberry-strawberry-strawberry — all as it should be. Here’s how to make your own.
YIELDServes 2 to 4, Makes 2 large or 4 small milkshakes (about 32 ounces)
PREP TIME10 minutesShow Nutrition
- 8 ounces fresh strawberries, plus more for garnish
- 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 3/4 to 1 cup whole milk
- 1 tablespoon malted milk powder or regular powdered milk (optional)
- 1 pint high-quality strawberry ice cream (no fake flavors or dye)
- Prepare and freeze the strawberries. Hull 8 ounces strawberries, then thinly slice them. Place in a medium bowl, sprinkle with 2 tablespoons granulated sugar and 1 teaspoon vanilla extract, and toss to combine. Place in the freezer for about 1 hour.
- Freeze the glasses. Meanwhile, place 2 pint glasses or 4 smaller glasses in the freezer to chill.
- Blend the strawberries and milk. Place the strawberries in a blender, and scrape in all the syrupy juice that has accumulated at the bottom of the bowl. Add 3/4 cup whole milk and blend until the strawberries are pulverized. There should be no big chunks left at all.
- Add the malted milk powder, if using. Add 1 tablespoons malted milk powder or powdered milk if desired and blend. (Note: The malted milk powder gives just a bit of extra depth and a hint of malty flavor without turning the shake into a true malt. If you opt to use regular powdered milk this also will just add a bit of richness and creaminess. But the powders are not necessary.)
- Add the ice cream. Take the blender jar off the base, and add 1 pint strawberry ice cream. Stir it into the milk and strawberries by hand. Blend thoroughly. If it won’t blend very well or gets stuck, carefully add up to 1/4 cup more milk. Stir or shake if necessary.
- Pour into glasses. Pour the milkshake out into the chilled glasses and garnish with strawberries. Slurp immediately!
Adding frozen strawberries to our classic vanilla milkshake is a major upgrade (and in our opinion, superior to most strawberry ice creams). To keep the milkshake decadently thick, freeze the strawberries first. You can add more strawberries if you want it thicker and blend for a little less time of you like the strawberry chunks. And, of course, don’t forget to top it off with some freshly whipped cream. For a chocolate covered strawberry version add some cocoa powder to your milkshake or drizzle your glass with some hot fudge.
If strawberry desserts are your favorite, you need to try our Strawberry Tart next.
Have you tried this yet? Let us know how it went in the comments below! YIELDS:2 SERVINGSPREP TIME:0 HOURS 5 MINSTOTAL TIME:0 HOURS 10 MINSINGREDIENTS8
frozen strawberries, quartered1 c.
strawberry ice cream
Whipped Cream, for serving
Strawberries, for garnish DIRECTIONS
- Place frozen strawberries and about ¾ cup milk in a blender and blend until strawberries are smooth.
- Add remaining ¼ cup milk and ice cream and blend until combined. Add more milk, if needed, to thin the milkshake to your desired consistency.
- Pour into glasses and top with whipped cream and a fresh strawberry for garnish
Strawberry Milkshake Recipe (with Step by Step Photos)
Strawberry Milkshake prepared with this recipe is simply heaven because it uses bare minimum ingredients like fresh strawberries, milk and ice cream to bring out three good qualities of any shake; fresh, creamy and flavorful. However, if you are looking forward to make it a bit different or give it a custom touch, then tips and variations provided below with help you make it the way you want it to be.
Preparation Time: 10 minutesServes: 2 servings
|6-8 (fresh or frozen) Ripe Strawberries (approx. 1 cup halved Strawberries)|
|1/2 cup Milk|
|1/2 cup Ice Cream (Vanilla or Strawberry)|
|1 teaspoon Honey or Sugar, optional|
- Wash the strawberries and pat dry them. Remove stems and cut into halves.
- Add milk, ice cream and halved strawberries in a blender jar. If you like, you can add 1 teaspoon sugar or honey for extra sweetness.
- Blend until smooth puree. Pour it into serving glasses. Garnish with strawberry and serve.
- Use frozen strawberries to make thick milkshake.
- Add more ice cream and less milk make it thicker and creamier.
- This recipe does not prepare very sweet shake to allow strawberry flavor to be strong. However, if you like sweeter taste, then increase the quantity of sugar according to your taste.
Taste: Sweet and creamyServing Ideas: Strawberry shake prepared with milk and honey is a best drink for kids party. Savor its flavorful taste and creamy texture as breakfast drink or party drink.