Homemade Strawberry Milkshake

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This homemade strawberry milkshake recipe is the perfect easy dessert recipe for summer! Made with fresh berries, ice cream, milk and sugar, it’s a sweet treat that everyone will love!

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Homemade strawberry milkshake

You can never go wrong with a refreshing homemade milkshake on a hot summer day! Not only are they delicious but they’re so easy to make that lately I’ve gone a little crazy! I’ve made everything from a creamsicle milkshake to a Nutella milkshake and you can never go wrong with a classic vanilla milkshake, right? My favorite might just be this OREO milkshake though…it is SERIOUSLY good!!!

How To Make A Strawberry Milkshake

One of my favorite things about making strawberry shakes is that it’s such an easy recipe. The best part is that you probably already have what you need! This recipe uses just four main ingredients.

Step 1: Start by adding four scoops of vanilla ice cream (about two cups) to your blender. For a stronger strawberry flavor, you can substitute strawberry ice cream instead.

Ice cream for Homemade strawberry milkshake

Step 2: Pour in 1/2 cup of milk. We use whole milk but you can use any kind you like, including almond milk.

Milk for easy strawberry milkshake

Step 3: Add strawberries. (For a delicious strawberry banana milkshake, just add two ripe bananas).

Strawberries for easy milkshake recipe

Step 4: Finally, add a little sugar. The strawberries do have some natural sweetness but you’ll want a little more.

Adding sugar to homemade strawberry shake

Step 5: Blend until smooth and creamy.

Blending all the strawberry milkshake ingredients

Step 6: Pour into a tall glass. If you want smaller servings, pour into two separate glasses.

Homemade strawberry milkshake garnished with a cherry

Step 7: Add whipped cream to the top of the milkshakes to make your homemade strawberry milkshake even more tasty! Use heavy cream to make your own or add store bought…either one will just add to the creamy goodness of this awesome dessert!

Homemade strawberry milkshake garnished with whipped cream

Can You Make A Strawberry Milkshake With Frozen Strawberries

Yes! If you don’t happen to have strawberries or it’s not strawberry season, frozen ones work just fine. Because they may hold a little more water, you might want to add a little more ice cream to get that thick milkshake consistency.

How To Make A Thicker Milkshake

If you want to make your strawberry shake extra thick, just add less milk or more ice cream. If you want to increase the serving size, more ice cream gives you more milkshake. This is a great option if you’re splitting the shake.

The perfect easy dessert for summer!

How To Make A Milkshake Without A Blender

While a blender definitely makes things easier, you don’t have to have one to make a delicious milkshake. This YouTube video has a great tutorial on how to make a milkshake without a blender. As long as you have a good insulated cup, you’re in business! I’m totally using this technique as a backup for if I’m ever without a blender.

Strawberry milkshake with whipped cream
4.75 from 8 votes

Strawberry Milkshake


Author Lisa O’Driscoll | Fun Money Mom
Course Drinks
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
This homemade strawberry milkshake is the perfect way to cool off on a hot summer day! Made with fresh berries and ice cream, desserts don't get much better than this!

Ingredients
 

  • 2 cups vanilla ice cream approximately 4 scoops
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1 cup fresh strawberries chopped
  • 1 tbsp sugar
  • Whipped cream and a strawberry for garnish

Instructions

  • Combine ice cream, milk, strawberries and sugar in a blender.
    2 cups vanilla ice cream, 1/4 cup milk, 1 tbsp sugar, 1 cup fresh strawberries
  • Blend on high or pulse until mixture is smooth and creamy.
  • Pour into a glass and top with whipped cream and a cherry.
    Whipped cream and a strawberry for garnish

Notes

This recipe makes 10 ounces, enough for 2 small milkshakes or one large shake

Nutrition

Serving: 2g | Calories: 675kcal | Carbohydrates: 88g | Protein: 12g | Fat: 31g | Saturated Fat: 19g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 123mg | Sodium: 236mg | Potassium: 837mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 78g | Vitamin A: 1228IU | Vitamin C: 86mg | Calcium: 436mg | Iron: 1mg
The nutrition information provided is an estimate and can vary based on cooking methods and ingredients used.

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