This strawberry milkshake recipe is one of the most common milkshake recipes to exist. Widely regarded as one of the most popular milkshake flavours available, it is not difficult to see why this yummy flavour is revered and adored by the masses.
I am a great fan of milkshakes, and I love to create new recipe ideas with varying flavour combinations to make delicious drinks. However, there is nothing quite like a simple and basic strawberry milkshake recipe.
Fast food may really hit the spot at times, but I have never found a single takeout strawberry milkshake that deserved to be drunk again. So, I thought to myself, ‘why not simply create my own?’
The problem with fast food restaurants is that they use artificial flavourings and food dyes to achieve that strawberry flavour. But, in my recipe, I get all of that fruity flavour from the use of fresh strawberries. It really makes a difference.
Milkshakes are a summer beverage so it makes sense to use locally grown strawberries as they will be fresher and give that delicious fruity flavour that imported strawberries just don’t give. That’s not to say you shouldn’t make this milkshake in the winter, because if you want to then go for it.
Strawberries’ sweetness will vary greatly between batches. I always like to taste-test my strawberries before making these milkshakes. I say me, but I mean my son.
He absolutely adores fruit so when he wanders into the kitchen, I can tell by his facial expressions the sourness of the berries.
To help to balance out the sourness, you can add a small addition of sugar or honey. However, this isn’t usually required as the ice cream also adds that sweetness.
So, as mentioned in my recipe card the strawberries need to be hulled. Hulling is simply the process of removing the green stem and that tough inner core that nobody likes to eat.
Most people just chop the top of the strawberries off, but you end up with a lot of wastage then. This method will ensure that you minimise waste. All you need is a small paring knife.
Remove the leaves so you have access to the stem. Then take the knife and, ensuring that you stay as close as possible to the stem, then simply cut out a conical circle around the stem.
This should now simply pull out, but if it doesn’t give it a gentle pull and release it. Now, just throw it in the waste and you have your hulled strawberry.
Ice cream is a key component in this recipe, and it is important to keep in mind that full fat is always best. This applies to the milk as well as it will ensure that you get the creamiest milkshake ever.
You can use low-fat if you want to, but it’s a dessert so treat yourself once in a while! If you really insist on using low-fat then this strawberry milkshake will still be delicious.
For a vegan-friendly version, use milk that has high-fat contents. This will help to replicate that luscious texture. Good non-dairy milk that is high in fat includes almonds, cashew, and coconut.
This strawberry milkshake with ice cream is thick and creamy, with a strong strawberry flavour.
A refreshing drink and classic dessert that everyone will enjoy.
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