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Strawberry Milkshake

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This refreshing, sweet, and creamy strawberry milkshake is loaded with fresh strawberry taste. This milkshake is brimming with freshening strawberry flavors which make it a perfect drink for summer. Yes, it has everything you crave on a hot summer day.

You can have it as a reviving brunch, as an indulgent breakfast, or as an after-meal drinkable dessert! Or you can just drink it any time of the day throughout the year. 

strawberry milkshake in a large glass topped with strawberry ice cream and fresh strawberry

This classic milkshake is made with a combination of fresh and frozen strawberries, milk, sugar, strawberry jam, and lots of strawberry ice cream. Sounds too tempting, isn’t it?

This is an easy-to-make strawberry milkshake which requires only 5 ingredients and gets done in just 5 minutes!

Sometimes the good old-fashioned recipes are the best, particularly when it comes to consuming seasonal produce. And this milkshake is a perfect thing that could happen with the strawberries. I just want to sip it right away. Don’t you want it too?

If you adore strawberries or milkshakes then you should definitely try this recipe soon!

On this page you will get a step-by-step picture recipe with the video guide on how to make Strawberry Milkshake at home.

strawberry milkshake in a glass with straw and strawberry

About Strawberry Milkshake

This creamy strawberry milkshake is made with a combination of fresh and frozen strawberries. Made with a handful of ingredients, this milkshake gets done in just 5 minutes.

Making a perfect strawberry milkshake is not rocket science, but some secret ingredients make it a gourmet drink that is pretty pink without any additional flavors or colors, and also does not have chunks of strawberry in it either. The secret is in the combination of strawberries all the way.

I love everything strawberries and this strawberry milkshake is prepared with fresh and frozen strawberries, strawberry ice cream, and strawberry jam. It is a living dream for a strawberry lover such as me! :)

The great thing about this milkshake is that you can easily customize it according to your taste and diet preference. You can make it thin or thick! Plus, you can also make it without the ice cream, jam, and sugar. On most days I make a simple healthy and wholesome strawberry smoothie or  milkshake made with strawberries, milk, chia seeds, and frozen bananas.

strawberry milkshake with a straw on a grey plate

On other days when I want a dessert kinda milkshake, I go for the traditional milkshakes such as mango milkshake and strawberry milkshake which have sugar,  and ice cream. We don’t drink strawberry milkshakes every day, but when I drink I make it perfect by adding everything it should need.

In this recipe, I have regular milk and dairy ice cream, but you can easily make this recipe using vegan strawberry ice cream. Also, vegan-friendly milk substitutes such as almond, soy, or coconut milk can be used in place of regular milk.

I love drinking my lunch or dinner during summer days and this milkshake serves this purpose very well. This milkshake tastes just like strawberries and has an ideal combination of thickness, sweetness, creaminess, and refreshingness.

Strawberries are one such versatile ingredient that can be eaten as it is, and can also be used in many different recipes. During the summer months when there is an abundance of strawberries, I always keep a couple of boxes of fresh strawberries in my refrigerator, and other than eating my strawberries I make many recipes with them. And when I don’t have time to make any recipes, and I am done with eating them, I simply freeze them to use throughout the year. I never buy frozen strawberries from the store.

Speaking of strawberries, there are some amazing strawberry recipe ideas on our website. You should definitely check them out: Strawberry Kulfi, Strawberry Lassi,  Strawberry Chia Pudding, Strawberry Mango Smoothie, Korean Strawberry Milk, and Strawberry Panna Cotta Recipe

This Strawberry Milkshake

✓ is quick and easy to make

✓ is rich, creamy, and delicious

✓ can be customized to your taste preference

✓ can also be made vegan

✓ is an ideal summer drink

✓ can be made with or without ice cream

✓ can be served as a brunch, after-meal drink, or breakfast

✓ is gluten-free and vegetarian

Ingredients for the Perfect Strawberry Milkshake

Making a real thick and creamy strawberry milkshake requires some simple ingredients such as:

  • Strawberries – I like to use the combination of fresh and frozen strawberries in this milkshake recipe. Because fresh ones make this milkshake taste fresh, and frozen strawberries give it a creamy and cool texture.

  • Milk – I have used full cream milk for making this milkshake. The creamier milk makes the creamy milkshake. But you can also use semi-skimmed milk for this recipe. If you don’t like too-milky milkshakes, then simply dilute the milk with chilled water. I won’t recommend it though.

  • Sweetener – I have used white granulated sugar here. You can also use raw cane sugar.

  • Ice cream – It is the key ingredient of milkshake recipes. For this milkshake, I used a homemade strawberry ice cream that doesn’t have any eggs or fake flavors. You can also use store-bought strawberry ice cream for making this milkshake. If you think that adding strawberry ice cream would give too much strawberry flavor then you can swap it with vanilla ice cream.

  • Strawberry jam – I add about 1 tablespoon of homemade strawberry jam to this milkshake recipe. It improves the overall strawberry flavor and gives it a pretty pink color. Adding strawberry jam is completely optional here.

overhead shot of two strawberry milkshake glasses topped with ice cream and strawberry

How to make Strawberry Milkshake

Making this easy strawberry milkshake at home is straightforward. _Here’s how to make perfect milkshake at home in 2 easy steps: _

  • Step 1 - Slice the leafy green part of the strawberries and quarter them. Add them to a blender along with frozen strawberries, milk, sugar, and strawberry jam. Blend everything well until there are no chunks of strawberries.

  • Step 2 - Add strawberry ice cream to the blender and blend again. Add a dollop of strawberry ice cream to a serving glass, and top it with the strawberry milkshake. Garnish with fresh strawberry and slurp!

For a full list of Strawberry Milkshake recipe ingredients and step-by-step photo and video instructions, please see the recipe box on this page.

Vegan Strawberry Milkshake

This strawberry milkshake uses regular milk and regular strawberry ice cream. However, you can easily make it into a vegan drink by substituting dairy milk with vegan alternatives and strawberry ice cream with vegan strawberry ice cream. The vegan milk that tastes well in this milkshake are unsweetened almond milk, cashew milk, oat milk, and soy milk.

Serving suggestions

A delicious strawberry milkshake can be served and relished in many different ways. You can serve it as a satisfying brunch, decadent breakfast, after-school or after-work snack, or as a refreshing after-meal or drink. You can also serve at get-togethers and parties.

overhead shot of strawberry milkshake topped with ice cream and strawberry

Helpful tips & tricks to make the best Strawberry Milkshake

  1. Sweetener: I have added granulated sugar to this milkshake. To make this strawberry milkshake healthy, you can replace it with healthy alternatives such as powdered jaggery, honey, maple syrup, palm sugar, or coconut sugar. 

  2. Strawberries: You should use ripe strawberries in the milkshake recipe. This way you won’t have to add extra sweetener and it would have a more strawberry taste.

  3. Flavoring: I did not add any additional flavors here. If you like, you can add a dash of cardamom powder, cinnamon powder, or vanilla extract. 

  4. Ice cream: Strawberry ice cream tastes best here, but you can also use vanilla ice cream. 

  5. Whipped cream: To make a rich strawberry shake without ice cream you can use some whipped cream.

  6. You can easily double or triple this strawberry milkshake recipe.

  7. Frozen fruit: You can also add some frozen bananas, frozen mangoes, or frozen blueberries to this strawberry milkshake recipe.

  8. Nuts: For a nutty crunch, you can top your milkshake with any toasted and chopped nuts of your choice. You can also add them while blending.

  9. Consistency: This is a restaurant/cafe-style thick strawberry milkshake. If you prefer a comparatively thinner milkshake, then you can add some chilled milk to dilute it. 

  10. Chilled ingredients: To make the best tasting creamy milkshake, always use chilled ingredients to make strawberry milkshakes. 

a female holding a strawberry milkshake glass topped with ice cream and strawberry

FAQ

How to freeze strawberries?

To freeze strawberries, I simply trim off the leaf top and lay them on a freezer-safe paper-lined tray, and freeze them for about 4 hours. After that, I just transfer them to a freezer-safe Ziploc bag and use them throughout the year.

Can I make a Strawberry Milkshake without Ice Cream?

Yes, you can certainly make strawberry milkshakes without using any ice cream. If making this milkshake without ice cream, then it is highly recommended that you only use frozen strawberries to get the thick and creamy texture.

Sometimes when I feel like having liquid meals, I opt for this kind of strawberry milkshake because it is delightful, creamy, refreshing, and keeps me full for hours.


Strawberry Milkshake (Step-by-step photo instructions)

How to Make Strawberry Milkshake

  1. Place the fresh strawberries on a chopping board and cut off the leafy top. Quarter or roughly chop them.
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  3. Place fresh and frozen strawberries in a blender. Also add sugar, milk, and strawberry jam. Blend until strawberries are blended and pureed. There should not be any big chunks left.
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  5. Add 6 scoops of strawberry ice cream and blend until everything is combined and smooth. If your milkshake is too thick, then you can add more milk to thin the milkshake to your desired consistency.
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  7. Add a scoop of strawberry ice cream to each serving glass. Pour the strawberry milkshake into glasses. You can also top the smoothie with whipped cream. Garnish with fresh strawberries and drink immediately.
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Strawberry Milkshake [Recipe]

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This refreshing, sweet, and creamy strawberry milkshake is loaded with fresh strawberry tastes. It is a perfect drink for summer.
★★★★✰
(Rating: 4.9 from 4 reviews)

Prep time 🕐 Cook time 🕐 Total time 🕐
5 mins
Category ☶ Cuisine ♨ Serves ☺
Drinks, Breakfast International 4 medium servings
Nutrition Info ⊛ Serving size ⊚
237 calories 1

INGREDIENTS

For Strawberry Milkshake
  • 225 grams of fresh strawberries
  • 225 grams of frozen strawberries
  • 3 tablespoons granulated sugar, or to taste
  • 2 cups whole, or full cream milk, chilled
  • 6 scoops of strawberry ice cream
For Serving:
  • 2-4 scoops of strawberry ice cream
  • 2-4 fresh strawberries, for garnish

INSTRUCTIONS:

How to Make Strawberry Milkshake
  1. Place the fresh strawberries on a chopping board and cut off the leafy top. Quarter or roughly chop them.
  2. Place fresh and frozen strawberries in a blender. Also add sugar, milk, and strawberry jam. Blend until strawberries are blended and pureed. There should not be any big chunks left.
  3. Add 6 scoops of strawberry ice cream and blend until everything is combined and smooth. If your milkshake is too thick, then you can add more milk to thin the milkshake to your desired consistency.
  4. Add a scoop of strawberry ice cream to each serving glass. Pour the strawberry milkshake into glasses. You can also top the smoothie with whipped cream. Garnish with fresh strawberries and drink immediately.

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NOTES:

  1. Strawberries: You should use ripe strawberries in the milkshake recipe. This way you won’t have to add extra sweetener and it would have a more strawberry taste.
  2. Flavoring: I did not add any additional flavors here. If you like, you can add a dash of cardamom powder, cinnamon powder, or vanilla extract.
  3. Ice cream: Strawberry ice cream tastes best here, but you can also use vanilla ice cream.

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