Strawberry Milkshake

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This strawberry milkshake recipe is thick & creamy with a rich strawberry flavor from real strawberries. Learn how to make a strawberry milkshake at home with only 5 ingredients in 5 minutes!

Strawberry Milkshake in a glass topped with whipped cream

When it comes to ice cream, I believe homemade is always best – and this strawberry milkshake recipe is no exception.

Seriously, this is the best strawberry milkshake ever. It’s rich and creamy with a bold strawberry flavor completely naturally imparted by real strawberries, strawberry jam and strawberry ice cream. Use organic ingredients to skip the preservatives & artificial colors and flavors found in restaurant shakes.

Plus, this strawberry shake is easy to make in five minute with only five ingredients. It’s a simple and refreshing summer dessert!

up close photo of Strawberry Milkshake in a glass with whipped cream and a strawberry

Strawberry Milkshake: Ingredients & Substitutions

overhead photo of the ingredients in this Strawberry Milkshake recipe
  • Whole milk. heavy cream or half and half are good substitutes for whole milk.
  • Strawberry ice cream. I suggest an organic variety for the best quality and flavor – or use homemade strawberry ice cream (so good).
  • Strawberry jam. Using strawberry jam intensifies the berry flavor naturally. You could also use strawberry sauce or syrup if you have it on hand.
  • Strawberries. fresh or frozen both work well.
  • Vanilla extract. Vanilla bean paste can be used in place of extract.
Strawberry Milkshake in a glass topped with whipped cream

How to Make a Strawberry Milkshake

Let’s walk through this strawberry milkshake recipe together, and remember to watch the video for further help!

Begin by removing the strawberry ice cream from the freezer about 5 minutes before making this recipe to soften slightly.

Then, put the ingredients in the order listed in the container of a blender, breaking up the ice cream as you add it to the blender (for easier blending).

how to make a Strawberry Milkshake - ingredients in a blending container before blending

Blend, starting on low speed and increasing to high, for 15-20 seconds for a thick milkshake. Do not over blend or it will be runny.

two photos showing how to make a Strawberry Milkshake before and after blending

Serve

Pour the strawberry milkshake into 2 to 4 glasses depending on your desired serving size! Top them with whipped cream, extra strawberries, etc.

Strawberry Milkshake being poured into a glass

Store/Freeze

I doubt you will have any leftover strawberry milkshake, but if you do, you can store it in the freezer for up to 1 week in a glass jar. Let it thaw enough to drink in the refrigerator for 1-2 hours before serving leftovers.

up close photo of Strawberry Milkshake in a glass topped with whipped cream

Strawberry Milkshake Recipe FAQS

What is the secret ingredient in milkshake?

In this recipe there are two: strawberry ice cream and strawberry jam.

How do you make a milkshake thicker?

Add more ice cream or blend for a shorter period of time. Make sure all the ingredients are very cold.

Can I double the recipe?

Yes, this recipe is easily doubled or tripled.

Strawberry Milkshake in a glass with a straw, whipped cream and a strawberry

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Strawberry Milkshake Recipe

Laura
This strawberry milkshake recipe is thick & creamy with a rich strawberry flavor. Learn how to make a strawberry milkshake at home with only 5 ingredients in 5 minutes!
5 from 1 vote
Course Dessert, Drinks
Cuisine American
Servings 4 Servings
Calories 194
Prep Time2 minutes
Total Time5 minutes

Ingredients  

Instructions 

  • Remove ice cream from the freezer about 5 minutes before making this recipe for it to soften slightly.
  • Put ingredients in the order listed in the container of a blender, breaking up the ice cream as you add it to the blender (for easier blending).
  • Blend, staring on low speed and increasing to high, for 15-20 seconds for a thick milkshake. Do not over blend or it will be runny.
  • Top with whipped cream and serve.

Video

Notes

Ingredient Notes/Substitutions
  • Whole milk. heavy cream or half and half are good substitutes for whole milk.
  • Strawberry ice cream. I suggest an organic variety for the best quality and flavor – or use homemade strawberry ice cream (so good).
  • Strawberry jam. Using strawberry jam intensifies the berry flavor naturally. You could also use strawberry sauce or syrup if you have it on hand.
  • Strawberries. fresh or frozen both work well.
  • Vanilla extract. Vanilla bean paste can be used in place of extract.
Store/Freeze
Store leftovers in the freezer for up to 1 week in a glass jar. Let it thaw enough to drink in the refrigerator for 1-2 hours before serving leftovers.

Nutrition

Serving: 0.25recipe | Calories: 194kcal | Carbohydrates: 31g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0.2g | Cholesterol: 23mg | Sodium: 56mg | Potassium: 210mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 10g | Vitamin A: 263IU | Vitamin C: 17mg | Calcium: 123mg | Iron: 0.3mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

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