Friday, February 17, 2012

Strawberry Shake


When John moved out to San Francisco, he brought with him nearly every imaginable kind of glass–glass steins in two different sizes, footed and traditional Pilsners, three different rocks glasses, juice glasses, enormous goblets, sour glasses, coupe glasses and glasses that can only be described as milkshake glasses. We've used them once or twice for giant ice cream sundaes, but I think it's high time to fill 'em with what The Kitchn calls a "Killer Strawberry Shake". 


1/2 pound fresh strawberries
2 tablespoons white sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
3/4 to 1 cup whole milk 
1 tablespoon malted milk powder or regular powdered milk (optional) 
1 pint strawberry ice cream 

Hull and slice strawberries, sprinkle with sugar and stir with vanilla. Place in the freezer for one hour, along with glasses to chill. 

When the strawberries are frozen, put them (along with any syrup from the bottom of the bowl) in the blender with 3/4 cup of milk. Blend until pulverized. Optional–add milk powder and blend. 

Take blender jar off the motor and add an entire pint of strawberry ice cream. Stir by hand, then blend thoroughly. Stir or shake as necessary, or carefully add as much as 1/4 cup milk. Pour into chilled glasses and garnish with strawberries. 


Notes: Milkshake devotees agree–the ice cream is the most important ingredient. Faith Durand, the creator of this heavenly recipe, suggests steering clear of ice cream made with eggs; Breyer's, she says, is best.


Tell me–what's your favorite milkshake flavor, or are you a root beer float girl? What would you order at the soda shop counter?

Image by K&S Photography.

28 comments:

  1. Milkshake!!!! I love it!!

    Have a nice day darling :)

    Silvia

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  2. mmm i like a classic vanilla or chocolate shake! xoxo jillian:: cornflake dreams

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  3. Mmmmmm yes, I like the looks of this one!

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  4. Coffee, Chocolate or Vanilla...Sooo hard to decide....think I need some milkshake glasses!!

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  5. I was hoping these would have alcohol in them. . . When I was abroad there was this place in London that had hard milkshakes and oh my gosh, they were delicious.

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  6. Emma is sitting on my lap, literally screaming on my ear. MOMMY MAKE! So here I go. :) Thanks for making us happy.

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  7. Emma is sitting on my lap, literally screaming on my ear. MOMMY MAKE! So here I go. :) Thanks for making us happy.

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  8. I LOVE real chocolate milkshakes (not the malted kind). Mmmm....this post makes me want one! :)

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  9. So not on the diet, but I'd love one this weekend :)

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  10. Just delicious. Who doesn't love a retro-nod like this?

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  11. Oh my... I would kill for one of those right now.

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  12. yum yum. I cant wait for it to warm up so I can get my milkshake on.

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  13. Now I have 'My milkshake brings all the boys the yard' stuck in my head ;)

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  14. I love strawberry milkshakes. But lately it has been strawberry banana milkshake. I use a strawberry ice cream, add some half & half or just regular mild and 1/2 frozen banana. Yummy! When I was pregnant 40 years ago I craved Chocolate banana milkshakes, but it have to have a real banana no flavors for me.

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  15. I really need one of this!!!! need some sweet to lighten up my day!!! Happy Friday!

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  16. Haven't had a milkshake in ages but I am definitely craving one now!! I tend to prefer a rich vanilla milkshake but I would never say no to strawberry!

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  17. Hmmm what kind of booze would be best in this?? Have a fabulous weekend!

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  18. One of my sweetest memories of my childhood was when Pep and I were traveling together,whether to South bridge to visit his mom or to summer stock in VT., or school in Philadelphia, we would always stop at a diner and share a vanilla shake. This was 50 years ago and the diner had a soda fountain and the shake glasses were really like these. The whole thing got pureed in a metal container like a drink shaker glass. Brings a twinge to my mouth right now.

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  19. That glass collection sounds wonderful! Oh man, now I'm craving a milkshake. I'm totally addicted to Shamrock Shakes from McDonalds, how terrible is that?

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  20. Oo that milkshake looks yummy.

    I like any flavor but coffee.

    And I also love root beer floats.

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  21. aaaaaand now I'm off to find some strawberry ice cream. thanks for that, dollface!

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  22. ahh now I need to go make a milkshake! such a pretty pic as well. Hope you are having a great weekend!
    xo

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  23. I'm not a milkshake person, but I do love a fruit smoothie (or two!). xo style, she wrote

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  24. this sounds johnny-rocket-good!

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  25. That milkshake looks amazing! What a fun couple photo:)

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