This easy strawberry milkshake is made with just 3 wholesome ingredients. This rich and creamy treat is perfect for spring!
My family and I are just crazy about strawberries. I use these tasty little berries in desserts, salads and drinks. Sometimes, the kids and I cover them in chocolate, and sometimes, I just put big old bowl of plain berries on the counter for the kids to snack on. In the winter, I buy frozen strawberries to make breakfast smoothies, but honestly, fresh strawberries are so much better!
So when it's strawberry season, we like to celebrate, and we kind of go overboard -- but in a good way.
As much as I love making healthy smoothies, there are those days when you just gotta indulge and make something just a tiny bit richer and sweeter and way more decadent -- like a milkshake. A rich, thick, frosty strawberry milkshake -- yum!
You could easily hop in the car and get a shake from your local fast food place, but really, homemade milkshakes taste better -- way better. And, they're also super quick and easy to make, and you only need 3 ingredients -- all natural vanilly ice cream, fresh strawberries and whole milk.
Normally, I buy 2 percent milk for drinking, but whole milk is perfect for making milkshakes. It just makes them a little richer and thicker, which is what you want in a shake. Personally, I like them thick enough to eat with a spoon, but if you like them slightly thinner, just add a little more milk -- but not too much more!
I first shared this easy strawberry shake recipe over on PinkWhen last summer, but since it's strawberry season again, I wanted to share it with all of you!
How to Make an Easy Strawberry Milkshake
Easy Strawberry Milkshake
- pieces About 10 large strawberries washed and chopped into large
- 2 ½ cups all-natural vanilla ice cream
- 2 cups whole milk
- Add the chopped strawberries to a 6-cup blender, and then add remaining ingredients
- Blend until smooth but still thick
- Pour into tall frozen glasses, if desired
Nutrition information is estimated. Please do your own calculation to fit special diets.
Shakes stay colder longer if the glasses are nice and frosty, so I'll usually stick a couple of tall glasses or mason jars in the freezer before I make the milkshakes. Then, I pour the ingredients into the glasses and top them with dollops of whipped cream and more sliced strawberries.
The kids love 'em, and sometimes they'll even let me have a sip or two. Yep, they're real generous like that!
But that's fine.
I know where the good chocolate is hidden!
Have a super day, friends!
Wow Us Wednesday, TT&J
Sherry Nappa says
This looks wonderful! I could go for one now:-)
Julie | Small Green Kitchen says
Mmm, I haven't had a milkshake in ages. I'm really missing out, aren't I?! I'd sure like one of these strawberry shakes right now! 🙂
Thanks, Julie. My kiddos love these milkshakes!
Debra @ Bowl Me Over says
I love how simple your ingredients are, that makes the perfect milkshake! Also your pictures are amazing!!! 😀 Wanted to pop by and link you know I'm sharing your recipe as a feature this week for FoodieFriDIY! Thanks for linking up, we'll be live again tonight 6pm pacific time!
Thank you so much, Debra -- awesome news! 🙂
My kids will love this! Pinned and started following on Google +.
Found your blog on Foodie Friday link party.
Thanks, Erin -- It's so nice to connect. My kids love this shake! 🙂