As I write this while enjoying this refreshing Strawberry Milkshake, I am also cooling off with my air conditioner on full blast. Much of the United States is experiencing a Heatwave and California is at an all time heatwave high. I am over four hours away from Death Valley, California. I read today that temperatures have been hot everywhere, but today, Death Valley’s temperature hit 130 degrees outside, matching Earth’s temperature 90 years ago. How do you venture outside in that scorching heat? I also read that the town is called Death Valley because the summer temperatures are brutal. However, today is definitely the hottest in nine decades. The people there could definitely use a cold milkshake to cool off as long as they drink it inside.
I enjoyed making this milkshake because it was so easy. I love strawberries. They are the sweetest this time of year. I also love strawberry picking. It was one of my favorite things that I enjoyed doing when I lived on the East Coast. I would come home after visiting the strawberry farm and inspect every strawberry I picked. I would gently wash them and pat them dry. When I was little, I would help my mom bake a yummy dessert or make a parfait with our hand picked strawberries.
Prep: 5 mins
- 1 cup vanilla ice cream
- 1 handful frozen or fresh strawberries
- ¾ cup milk
- Place all ingredients in a blender and blend until combined.
- Pour into a cup and Enjoy!
Note: Sugar may be added for extra sweetness.
I still love biting into a juicy, sweet strawberry and having the juice squirt out all over the place. Just be warned: You should wash your strawberry juice stained shirt immediately (mine was usually a white or pink shirt.) It gets harder to get the stain out the longer it goes unwashed. I have ruined a number of cute t-shirts with my squirted strawberry juice eating. You’ve been warned, but don’t let that stop you from enjoying the moment. Life is meant to be enjoyed. That’s how memories are created.
I also love ice cream. I used vanilla ice cream for the Strawberry Milkshake. This shake was creamy and so delicious. Feel free to add whip cream. I tend to use what I have in my pantry and did not want to run out to the supermarket in this oppressive heat, but be certain the next time I make a milkshake, I will remember to get a can of Reddi-Whip or two.
Milkshakes are so simple to make. Kids love helping and creating their own toppings. Children love to explore and their minds are always soaking up knowledge. They also love spending one-on-one time with their parents and being a little helper. They love getting their hands wet and messy. They love knowing that they made something edible that everyone can enjoy. They love strawberry picking, strawberry washing and of course, creating memories. Enjoy your shake and more so, Enjoy each other!