Fresh Strawberry Milkshake Recipe

| May 9, 2021 | 2 Comments

Strawberry Milkshake

Follow our complete, step-by-step, photo illustrated recipe to learn how to make a refreshing milkshake made with fresh Strawberries. Super easy. Printable recipe included.


Strawberry Milkshake, enjoy.
A hot Spring day calls for a refreshing and cold milkshake. We’re making this one with fresh Strawberries. It’s really easy. And, it hits the spot for a taste of fresh sweet Strawberries.


Strawberry Milkshake, slider.


Pick your own Strawberry farms are just getting started good here in the heart of North Carolina. You can either pick your own or buy some already picked at several Strawberry farms not far from where I live.

I never got into the picking your own but I’ve bought many “flats” of Strawberries over the past few years. I like to freeze some in sugar, make cobblers, and make jam. At least back when I was more physically able to do so. Getting old has a way of slowing down and stopping some of those things.

But, I can still get some local berries and it’s the perfect weather to make a large, cold and creamy milkshake with them. It’s super easy, and the fresh Strawberries just add a whole different touch to making this classic Strawberry shake.

Several years back, I bought one of the older milkshake type machines like you’d see in a dairy bar or such. It was just a small home unit but it did work. I had to go online to find one of those metal type mixing cups, and even after I bought one, it took several years to try and make a milkshake with it. You’ll see it in the photos below.

You don’t have to have a milkshake type machine. You can use a blender or an Immersion blender if that’s what you have. You could even just place all the ingredients in a container and stir it up with a spoon. That would work too.

Be sure to let your berry mixture rest in the refrigerator for about 30 minutes after you mix it all up. This will draw out more of the sweet juice from the berries and add more flavor to your shakes. You can thank me later. Smile.

So, welcome to the diner. It’s your turn to place a quarter in the jukebox while I round up the shakes.

Ready to give our recipe a try? Alright then, let’s head on out to the kitchen, and… Let’s Get Cooking!


Strawberry Milkshake, ingredients.
Strawberry Milkshake – You’ll need these ingredients.


Strawberry Milkshake, remove hulls.
Use a small paring knife to remove the hulls and stems from your berries. Then, gently rinse them under cool running water. Set aside to drain.


Strawberry Milkshake, chop.
Chop the berries into small pieces. If you don’t have a small food chopper like this, you can mash them with a fork or use a food processor.


Strawberry Milkshake, add sugar.
Sprinkle 2 Tablespoons of Granulated Sugar over the berries.


Strawberry Milkshake, add vanilla.
Add 1 teaspoon of Vanilla Flavoring.


Strawberry Milkshake, stir well.
Stir well and let the sugar dissolve.

Set this in the refrigerator for 30 minutes or longer to let the berries release more of their juices.


Strawberry Milkshake, add ice cream.
For individual shakes, place about 4 scoops of Vanilla Ice Cream in your milkshake cup.


Strawberry Milkshake, add berries.
Place half of your strawberries in the cup. I used about 5 Tablespoons.


Strawberry Milkshake, add milk.
Add 1/4th cup of cold Milk.


Strawberry Milkshake, mix.
Place the cup under your mixer and mix everything together for about 30 seconds.

I bought this mixer at a local auction several years back but had never used it until I made this shake. I think I paid about three dollars for it but it didn’t have a metal cup with it. I found one online and ordered it later. It was fun to play with and worked great.

You could use a blender if needed, even an Immersion blender would work. And, if nothing else, grab a spoon and stir it all together. Just have fun and chill while fresh strawberries are in season. Smile.


Strawberry Milkshake, enjoy!

Top your shake with whipped cream and garnish it with a fresh strawberry if desired. Drop a quarter in the jukebox and welcome to my diner. Smile.


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Fresh Strawberry Milkshake Recipe

  • Author: Steve Gordon
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: N/A
  • Total Time: 40 minutes including wait time.
  • Yield: 2 shakes 1x
  • Category: Beverage
  • Method: Counter top
  • Cuisine: American, Southern


This is a cool and refreshing way to use some of those fresh Strawberries while they are in season. Super easy to make. This recipe makes 2 milkshakes.



1/2 pound fresh Strawberries, hulls removed, rinsed and chopped.
2 Tablespoons Sugar
1 teaspoon Vanilla Flavoring
1 pint Vanilla Ice Cream
1/2 cup Milk, or as needed


Remove hulls and stems from fresh strawberries. Rinse under cool running water. Drain.
Chop the berries into very small pieces.
Add sugar.
Add vanilla flavoring.
Stir well and set aside for about 30 minutes.
Place ice cream in a blender.
Add the strawberry mixture.
Add milk.
Blend until smooth or as desired.
Serve in tall glasses while cold.


This printable recipe is for making 2 milkshakes at the same time using a large blender. See the post for instructions on making individual milkshakes.

The berries need to sit for about 30 minutes after you add the sugar. This helps draw liquid out of the berries and sweeten the berries even more.

Keywords: fresh strawberry milkshake, fresh strawberries, ice cream, vanilla flavoring, sugar, milk shakes, fresh strawberry ideas

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  1. sigrid giordano says:

    5 stars
    Baked Mama Ruth’s strawberry cake for Mother’s Day and it was a big hit, the best!!

    PS would have left this comment under that recipe but deleted it in error when trying to share it. Please be well and thank you for your always wonderful newsletters and recipes.

  2. Betty Goodman says:

    I remember getting these at the “soda shop” in the front of or drug store when I was in high school. I don’t always comment on your recipes but I read every letter every week from beginning to the end. Like a visit with you. Enjoy each and everyone. Be safe.

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