C and I both love strawberries! I am so glad that we have our own strawberry plants, too. Right now I am picking a full bowl every other night on just 28 Tribute plants and they are still full of green berries! I hope to plant more next year so I can have enough to freeze as well.
The other day, C asked if I could make a strawberry milk shake and I said sure. I bought the ice cream and searched for a basic recipe online. I found one that looked good and then tweaked it to suit myself. I added a lot of extra strawberries, because I really wanted that to be the main flavor and it did not disappoint. Also, since I used 2% milk and light ice cream, it was not as unhealthy as it could be. If you used skim milk, it would be even lighter and just as good. This made two average sized shakes.
1/2 cup milk (I used 2%.)
35 strawberries, hulled and sliced
1 cup vanilla ice cream (I used light.)
1/4 cup sugar (You could get by with less.)
In the container of a blender, combine all ingredients. Blend until smooth, about 20 seconds. Pour into a glass and ENJOY!
Let me tell you, I am extremely lactose-intolerant and this was well worth the 2 lactose supplements and anti-acid pill that I had to take to drink it. If I could, I would have licked the inside of the glass. It was SO YUMMY!