Perfect Strawberry Milkshake Recipe & Photo Tutorial

by Sherry Riter in Cooking  ,Dessert,Drink,Food,Fruit,Recipe

frothy strawberry milkshake is richly sweet

A rich and creamy milkshake is completely satisfying for a thirsty sweet craving. It is hard to beat the comfort of delicious ice cream, but couple it with a few ingredients and the sweet confection becomes absolute perfection for the taste buds.

 

Perfect Strawberry Milkshake Recipe

Making the perfect strawberry milkshake can be accomplished with just a few steps. The secret in making this milkshake perfect is truly in the ingredients.

perfect strawberry milkshake red strawberries

If you are going to consume a milkshake, you aren’t worried about calories at the moment. I say that because two of the ingredients in this milkshake are very rich and therefore, very fattening. These two ingredients are whipping cream and half and half.

half and half whipping cream

The healthy part of the milkshake is very red, ripe strawberries. You know the kind…when you bite into one, the sweet juice drips down your chin and fingers and the flesh is red throughout the berry. So take the leaves off the top and rough chop the strawberries.

juicy red strawberries leaves removed

Add the whipping cream and half and half to the blender. Now add the chocolate syrup. You can’t really taste the chocolate in the end product, but it adds another layer of richness because the milky creams just aren’t rich enough. LOL

rich chocolate syrup to milks

Turn the blender on high and mix until the milk is frothy.

mix in blender until frothy

You’ll have the richest chocolate milk you’ve ever tasted, but don’t drink it yet!

chocolate milks with frothy top

Now add some vanilla bean ice cream. Make sure you get the ice cream that you can actually see the dark flecks of vanilla beans. Mmmmm….

vanilla bean ice cream with beans

Add the ice cream to the blender and mix it well. If you like thick milkshakes, add lots of ice cream and if you like your milkshake thinner, add less ice cream. Just use a little common sense!

mix ice cream for desired thickness

Next, add the delicious red, juicy strawberries. Turn the blender on and watch the milkshake turn pink. If you like a few strawberry chunks, mix less and if you don’t want any large strawberries in your milkshake, blend longer.

strawberries in milks mixed in blender

When you are finished mixing up the milkshake, pour it into two frosted glasses and garnish each with a strawberry.

frothy strawberry milkshake is richly sweet

So you have one milkshake for yourself and one to share! It is like when you play a card game of Old Maid. One for you and one for me. Of course, when my sister was little girl, it would have been, one for me and one for me. She was such a sweet-treataholic and had no concept of sharing anything delicious. Wait a minute. Did I say, “was” a sweet-treataholic. Um…she still IS a a sweet-treataholic! If neither of us had to worry about weighing 1,000 pounds, I wonder who could consume more ice cream?

make one and share one

Anyway, if you want your milkshake, you better hurry because if she doesn’t get it, I will probably drink both of them!

 
Perfect Strawberry Milkshake

Ingredients:

2 cups fresh, ripe strawberries, leaves removed
1/2 cup half and half
1/4 cup whipping cream
2-4 tablespoons chocolate syrup
4-8 cups vanilla bean ice cream

Directions:

Add the whipping cream and half and half to the blender. Now add the chocolate syrup. You can’t really taste the chocolate in the end product, but it adds another layer of richness. Turn the blender on high and mix until the milk is frothy. You’ll have the richest chocolate milk you’ve ever tasted, but don’t drink it yet!

Now add some vanilla bean ice cream. Make sure you get the ice cream that you can actually see the vanilla beans. Add the ice cream to the blender and mix it well. If you like thick milkshakes, add lots of ice cream and if you like your milkshake thinner, add less ice cream.

Next, add the delicious red, juicy strawberries. Turn the blender on and watch the milkshake turn pink. If you like a few strawberry chunks, mix less and if you don’t want any large strawberries in your milkshake, blend longer.

When you are finished mixing up the milkshake, pour it into two frosted glasses and garnish each with a strawberry.

 

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Sherry Riter, also known as The Redhead Riter. Sherry is witty, intelligent and addictive as she writes about cooking, family, marriage, failures, blogging tips, art, humor, inspiration, travel, PTSD and aging. Her goal is to inspire, motivate, educate and to make her audience laugh. Sherry embraces being a redhead and helps others to see the redhead point of view…"In some eras redheads were worshipped while others thought us witches. Personally, I like the former and think every day is 'Love a redhead day!'" She can also be found on Facebook, Google+, Pinterest, StumbleUpon, Linkedin, tweeting as @TheRedheadRiter and you can subscribe to her free blog feed.

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1 Skip_D July 6, 2012 at 2:43 am

Ohhhhhhhh yummmmmmm! I know where I’m going first thing in the morning – & what I’m bringing home from there! ;)

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2 The Redhead Riter July 6, 2012 at 8:54 am

Yes, yummmmmm!

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3 Sherita July 6, 2012 at 7:55 pm

This looks so cold and delicious! Perfect for this sweltering heat we’re having in the South.

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4 The Redhead Riter July 6, 2012 at 8:19 pm

Yes, the heat is atrocious!!!!!

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5 mom July 7, 2012 at 3:25 am

I left you a message!! You should not eat those strawberries, you are allergic to them!!!

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6 The Redhead Riter July 7, 2012 at 7:01 am

I didn’t see you here to stop me. LOL LOL

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7 Doreen Lombardo-Campisi July 15, 2012 at 11:29 am

You should enter the Chef’s Challenge! You are awesome. http://longislandpassions.blogspot.com/2012/07/chefs-challenge.html

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8 The Redhead Riter July 15, 2012 at 11:30 am

Thanks for the link. I’ll check it out!

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