Strawberry Milkshake

Strawberry milkshake

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  • Total: 25 mins
  • Prep: 25 mins
  • Cook: 0 mins
  • Servings: 2 servings
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
613 Calories
49g Fat
39g Carbs
10g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 2
Amount per serving
Calories 613
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 49g 62%
Saturated Fat 30g 152%
Cholesterol 153mg 51%
Sodium 102mg 4%
Total Carbohydrate 39g 14%
Dietary Fiber 6g 21%
Protein 10g
Calcium 290mg 22%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

While it’s not necessary to soak the strawberries in the sugar before blending, the sugar really pulls out the berries’ natural juice and intensifies the sweetness in a way that gives your milkshake amazing flavor. You could also use strawberry ice cream instead of vanilla for even more strawberry punch.


  • 1/2 pound fresh strawberries
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 pint vanilla ice cream
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • Garnish: small whole strawberries

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients.

    Ingredients for strawberry milkshake
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  2. Cut the tops off the strawberries and slice them into a few pieces.

    Cut the tops off strawberries
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  3. In a medium bowl combine the sliced strawberries, sugar, and vanilla extract and stir to combine well.

    Combine sliced strawberries and sugar
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  4. Set aside and allow to sit, if you have time, for at least 20 minutes and up to 1 hour.

    Set aside
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  5. Place the strawberries with any juices, ice cream, and milk in a blender.

    Place ingredients in a blender
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  6. Blend until smooth.

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  7. Pour into large glasses, and if desired put a strawberry on the rim of each glass.

    Blended milkshake
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  • In place of fresh strawberries, you can use frozen strawberries, either ones that you buy already frozen in the freezer aisle or you can freeze fresh strawberries and use those if you want a very thick shake. You may need to add a bit more milk if the shake is too thick. Feel free to use any kind of milk you'd like, from 1% to whole, although whole would make a richer milkshake.

Recipe Variations

  • If you are looking to add some more flavor to your strawberry milkshake, try adding a banana, for a strawberry banana milkshake.
  • Include other berries in addition to—or with—the strawberries for a mixed berry shake. Try blueberries, raspberries, and blackberries.
  • Add a scoop of malt powder for a malted strawberry shake.
  • Drizzle it with chocolate syrup for a strawberry chocolate milkshake.
  • Put whipped cream on top, and maybe some chocolate shavings or sprinkles.
  • You could also substitute dairy items with non-dairy milk and ice cream.