Monday, April 25, 2016

Strawberry Milkshake


Strawberry Milkshakes made with fresh strawberries and vanilla ice cream is a fun and easy treat to make for the up coming warm weather months.  You're not getting this milkshake from some drive through window at a fast food restaurant... it's too good!

I love this time of the year because strawberries are in season and my grocery stores are all having them on sale.  I bought several pounds of strawberries and the kids went crazy eating them.  Then they decided that some of the strawberries would make great strawberry milkshakes.  I told them they were old enough to make their own milkshake so we went into the kitchen and did a "Kids in the Kitchen" for you today. 

The only part that little ones, still too small to hold a knife, may need help with from an adult is cutting the tops of the strawberries.  My kids are getting old enough and are comfortable with using a small paring knife these days.  A paring knife is perfect for cutting the tops off the strawberries (parental supervision is always advised).  

We blended all the ingredients and feasted on these super easy and delicious strawberry milkshakes.  You could really get the fresh taste of the strawberries with each slurp... no artificial strawberries flavors were needed.  


Strawberry Milkshake
Recipe by Ramona from Kitchen Simmer

2 cups washed and hulled strawberries
1 cup frozen cleaned strawberries
1 cup milk or almond milk
2 cups vanilla ice cream
whipped cream (optional garnish) 

Tip:  I always have frozen strawberries (in a freezer safe bag) in my freezer to make smoothies.  If you do not have frozen strawberries you can do this ahead of time or omit this step completely.  Omitting the frozen strawberries will make the milkshake less frosty and thick. 

Place in order: almond milk, fresh strawberries and ice cream into blender. Blend until smooth.  Then add the frozen strawberries and blend until smooth. Finally top with whipped cream if you desire.   Serve immediately.  Enjoy.

Tip:  Only add the frozen strawberries in to the blender after you blend the first few ingredients.  The frozen strawberries will thicken the milkshake and make it nice and frosty.  


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