Strawberry Cheesecake Milkshake – Vanilla ice cream blended with real strawberries and a slice of cheesecake makes for a rich, indulgent strawberry cheesecake milkshake!
Milkshakes! I am such a fan of them now, but I am also very picky about them. They gotta be (1) thick, (2) full of flavor (no boring vanilla shakes for me!), and (3) loaded with texture, whether it be chunks of topping or gooey globs of caramel or fudge.
I mean, just look at the milkshake I posted last year – the Ultimate Cookies & Cream Milkshake. This milkshake was made in my dreams. Not only did it have my favorite ice cream flavor in the world, those garnishes were unreal! Needless to say, my next milkshake would have a tough act to follow.
If last year’s milkshake was made just for me, this year’s milkshake was all about my husband. He is obsessed with the Strawberry Cheesequake Blizzard at Dairy Queen. Have you heard of it? It’s a Blizzard loaded with stawberries, graham cracker crumbs, and chunks of cheesecake.
I used that treat to inspire my latest milkshake creation – Strawberry Cheesecake Milkshake. And look how incredible it came out!
To make this milkshake, I wanted to use real strawberries and real cheesecake to give the shake a chunky texture. So that’s why I used vanilla ice cream as my base and added those ingredients to it. You just wouldn’t get the same texture from using strawberry ice cream and sweetened cream cheese.
Another thing to note about this recipe is that I don’t use a lot of milk. I like my milkshakes nice and thick. Therefore, I just add 1/2 cup of milk to this recipe with 3 cups of ice cream just to help the mixture come together. Plus, the juice from the strawberries helps add a little liquid too, so you really don’t need much milk to liquefy the ice cream.
Here a re a few more tips to make sure this milkshake comes out perfectly:
- This recipe is truly so simple. You just blend a bunch of ingredients together and voila! But that means the quality of the ingredients is that much more important. So make sure are using the BEST vanilla ice cream for this recipe. I used an organic vanilla bean ice cream that tastes incredible on its own so I knew it would be the perfect base for my ice cream.
- The best part about milkshakes is garnishing them. You can get fancy with rimmed glasses or cute straws or fun toppings. I did all three! But if you’re just enjoying these shakes for yourself, you probably don’t need all the frills so don’t let those overwhelm you.
- Shakes are not something you can make ahead of time – as soon as they’re blended, they start to melt. However, you can prep all the ingredients ahead of time and simply blend when planning to serve them.
How excited are you to try these shakes?! They’re so decadent and fruity at the same time – just the perfect treat for the hot hot summer! I hope you get a chance to make them soon!!
Strawberry Cheesecake Milkshake
- 3 cups vanilla ice cream
- 1 1/2 cups fresh strawberries sliced, plus more for garnish
- 1 tablespoon strawberry syrup plus more for garnish
- 1/2 cup milk
- 1 3-ounce slice cheesecake chopped
- graham crackers for garnish
- whipped cream for garnish
- Prepare two large glasses by dipping the rim in strawberry syrup and then some crushed graham crackers. Keep glasses upside down on a paper towel until serving time.
- Add vanilla ice cream, strawberries, syrup, milk, and cheesecake to a blender. Blend until smooth, about 30 seconds to 1 minute. Shakes will be thick. Add more milk if you like them thinner.
- Pour into prepared glasses. Garnish with whipped cream, strawberry, and a rectangle of graham cracker. Serve immediately.
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