This strawberry milkshake is creamy, cool and full of bourbon! This is a sweet adult, boozy, sippable treat!
In case you haven’t heard, last week the groundhog did NOT see his shadow so that means ….EARLY SPRING!
I know this is a silly tradition, but I like those results so I’m going to assume it’s all true. Since milkshakes make me think of warm weather, I think milkshakes are completely appropriate right now.
One of my best warm-weather memories is of a cruise a took to the Caribbean a few years ago and all those relaxing afternoons at the pool.
I was able to nap, read, and nap some more. After my second nap, I would wander over to the endless soft serve ice cream bar. A cool milkshake would cool me down and reinvigorate me enough to spend a little more time soaking in the sun.
Those milkshakes were amazing, the only thing that would have made them is bourbon. Bourbon can make many things better. From Bourbon Chicken to German Chocolate Bourbon Brownies, bourbon adds an element of boldness to each recipe.
Bourbon as a flavor enhancer in a recipe is one thing and drinking it is quite another! I don’t do bourbon straight up, I usually mix it with something sweet. Well, what can be sweeter than strawberry ice cream!
I love the way creamy, sweetened strawberry ice cream tastes with the earthy, woodsy taste of the bourbon. Of course, you could substitute almost any flavor of ice cream in this milkshake, but there is something about how the strawberries and the bourbon balance one another.
Plus I love when unlikely ingredients become happy partners.
Now that I have the perfect milkshake, I just need to get back to the pool deck and the ocean breeze! Being on a cruise is magical. It is like a perfect floating city with limitless possibility.
The only worry you have is what your next meal will be and the only decision you have is deciding on whether you’ll have a chocolate or vanilla milkshakes as you lounge around the pool!
What Goes Into A Strawberry Milkshake?
You can’t have a strawberry milkshake without strawberry flavor, but from there you can have a variety of ingredients.
I used strawberry ice cream, bourbon, ice milk and a little chocolate syrup! But some other options are:
- Vanilla Ice Cream
- Fresh Strawberries
- Frozen strawberries in syrup
- Strawberry Sundae Syrup
- Strawberry Milk
You can always make this homemade strawberry milkshake recipe non-alcoholic if want, the bourbon adds flavor but isn’t necessary.
There isn’t much to say in regards to how to make strawberry milkshakes, because all you really need is a blender!
If you love this strawberry shake then try:
- 4 cups strawberry ice cream
- 1 1/2 cups of ice
- 1 1/2 cups of milk
- 3 oz of bourbon
- chocolate syrup
- Combine all the ingredients, except for the chocolate syrup in a blender.
- Drizzle chocolate syrup inside your glass and pour milkshake.
- Garnish with whipped cream and strawberries.
This is a guideline, everything can be adjusted to your taste.
Nutrition InformationYield 2 Serving Size 1
Amount Per Serving Calories 751Total Fat 26gSaturated Fat 16gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 1gCholesterol 91mgSodium 270mgCarbohydrates 95gFiber 3gSugar 10gProtein 15g