This strawberry milkshake is creamy, cool and full of bourbon! This is a sweet adult, boozy, sippable treat!
I’ve tried really hard to dish up healthy recipes, but my resolution is cracking. Time for something, rich, creamy…and BOOZY!
This is where spiked milkshakes come in.
It is the middle of January and I think we can all use something to lift up our spirits. Milkshakes always remind me of warm weather; why not whip up a milkshake right now in anticipation of the warmer months ahead?
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.
What Do I Need To Make This Strawberry Milkshake Recipe?
- Strawberry ice cream
- chocolate syrup
- Whipped Cream
- Strawberries for garnish
How To Make This Strawberry Milkshake
STEP ONE – Combine all the ingredients, except for the chocolate syrup in a blender.
STEP TWO – Drizzle chocolate syrup inside your glass and pour milkshake.
STEP THREE – Garnish with whipped cream and strawberries.
For a simple milkshake recipe, there are quite a few ways to change things up. I thought the strawberry ice cream gave me the flavor I was looking for, however, you could add:
- Vanilla Ice Cream
- Fresh Strawberries
- Frozen strawberries in syrup
- Strawberry Sundae Syrup
- Strawberry Milk
- Strawberry Malt Powder
You can always make this homemade strawberry milkshake recipe non-alcoholic if want, the bourbon adds flavor but isn’t necessary.
If you weren’t keen on the bourbon, try spiced rum or flavored vodka instead! You could also try another berry-flavored alcohol like a raspberry liqueur such as Chambord.
I know we think of milkshakes as summertime treats, but this is really something you can (and should) enjoy all year long!
If you love this strawberry milkshake 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