This Strawberry Ice Cream Milkshake is made using strawberry ice cream and fresh strawberries. This recipe yields a serving of 4 and is topped with whipped cream and served with a fresh strawberry as garnish.
Fresh Strawberry Ice Cream Milkshake
This recipe calls for using fresh strawberries. After washing and patting dry the fresh strawberries, hull them, and sprinkle sugar to cover all of the strawberries' surface areas.
Chill them in the refrigerator for about 15 minutes ahead of time so that the sugars can bring out the natural flavors of the strawberries.
It also gives the strawberries to firm back up before adding them into the blender. Make sure to pick strawberries that are ripe.
That way, you are adding fully ripe and juicy strawberries to your milkshakes and not adding strawberries that are underripe and have white centers. Make sure to leave a few strawberries out to garnish the glass with!
Strawberry Ice Cream vs Vanilla Ice Cream
This recipe calls for strawberry ice cream but you can use vanilla ice cream if you would like to. Using vanilla ice cream will alter the taste of the milkshake as it will have less of a strawberry flavor.
You can also purchase strawberry ice cream that has a cream mix-in but we prefer just plain strawberry ice cream. Either way that you make it if you want the milkshake to be pink, you will need to add red food coloring to the blender.
If you don't want to use food coloring, just simply leave it out. 🙂
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What's in Strawberry Ice Cream Milkshake
- Strawberry ice cream
- Vanilla extract
- Fresh strawberries - washed and dried
- Whipped cream, optional
- 6 drops of red food coloring
How to Make a Strawberry Milkshake
Prepare the strawberries- Prepare strawberries by hulling them. Sprinkle the 2 tablespoon of sugar on the strawberries and place them in the refrigerator to chill for about 15 minutes to allow them to firm back up. Reserve a few strawberries for garnish.
TIP: A strawberry huller is a quick tool to use.
Add ingredients to the blender- Scoop the strawberry ice cream into a blender and top with the milk and the vanilla extract.
Add the drops of red food coloring to the blender. The drops of red food coloring can be omitted but it won't be as pink.
Blend the milkshakes- Pulse the milkshake ingredients until blended.
Add the desired amount of strawberries blend until the strawberries are in small bits.
Serve- Divide the strawberry ice cream milkshakes between 4 glasses and top with whipped cream and strawberries.
Easy to Make Homemade Milkshake
This recipe makes 4 12 oz servings so it's a great Valentine's Day treat for the family and fun for movie night!
You can use smaller glasses for the kids (it works well if you have more than 3!) and top the strawberry ice cream milkshakes off with whipped cream and a fresh strawberry.
It's a simple sweet treat using simple ingredients and it's done very quickly!
- 16 scoops strawberry ice cream
- 1 ½ cups milk
- 1 ½ teaspoon vanilla
- 2 tablespoon sugar
- 1 package fresh strawberries
- whipped cream, optional
- 6 drops red food coloring
- Prepare strawberries by hulling them. Sprinkle the 2 tablespoon of sugar on the strawberries and place them in the refrigerator to chill for about 15 minutes.
- Leave a few strawberries for garnish.
- Using an ice cream scoop, scoop 14 scoops of strawberry ice cream into a blender.
- Add in the milk and vanilla.
- Place 6 drops of red food coloring into the blender.
- Blend until the desired consistency.
- Add in the desired amount of strawberries and blend until the strawberries are small bits - it takes just a few seconds.
- Serve with whipped cream and garnish with a fresh strawberry.
Serving Size:1 grams
Amount Per Serving: Unsaturated Fat: 0g
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