Strawberry Milkshake Recipe That Tastes Like Childhood

Our strawberry milkshake recipe is the sweet, creamy simple summer pleasure you remember from when you were a kid.

Updated January 31, 2024
Strawberry Milkshake recipe

Oh,  to be a sweet summer child again with nothing more pressing than the warm sun kissing our cheeks and the taste of strawberries on our lips. We may not be able to wind back the clock, but we have a way to recapture a little bit of that youthful joy and innocence — a strawberry milkshake recipe. It's the taste of childhood summers in a sweet, creamy treat.

Strawberry Milkshake Recipe

The classics are classics for a reason, and there's just something about a strawberry milkshake made with the freshest, sweetest strawberries of June. This makes about three milkshakes. 


  • 1 pound of fresh strawberries, hulled and sliced
  • 1 pint of vanilla or strawberry ice cream
  • ½ cup of milk (your choice of whole, 2 percent, or skim)


  1. Place all ingredients in a blender.
  2. Process until smooth (approximately 45 - 60 seconds).
  3. Test before serving, adding additional time if needed for desired smoothness or adding more milk to adjust consistency.

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Our recipe is all about simplicity. But we won't be mad if you want to mix it up a little. 

  • Add 2 tablespoons of Nutella. 
  • For a silkier texture, blend in a small amount of strawberry or vanilla yogurt. Start with 2 tablespoons, adding more as needed to get to the texture you prefer.
  • Use frozen strawberries instead of fresh.
  • Enhance the fruit flavor by blending in ¼ to ½ cup of another fruit that pairs well with strawberry, such as other types of berries, kiwi, or banana.
  • Add a few tablespoons of chocolate syrup or peanut butter. 

Make It Even Sweeter

Milkshakes don't need much to be amazing... but if you want to add some visual appeal to that sweet, creamy goodness, you've got options. 

  • Garnish the side of the glass with a whole strawberry and a sprig of mint. Cut a slit in the strawberry to set it on the rim of the glass.
  • Top off the shake with a generous portion of whipped cream.
  • Add a few chopped or sliced strawberries to the top.
  • Drizzle chocolate sauce on top of the shake.
  • Fill the glass halfway up, drop in some chopped strawberries, then fill to the top.

Summer Has Never Been so Sweet

In summer, it's the simple things that bring the most pleasure. Sunlight that lingers into the evening. The smell of food cooking on the grill. The sound of happy kids playing. And this strawberry milkshake. It's the perfect recipe for summer joy. 

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Strawberry Milkshake Recipe That Tastes Like Childhood