Do you ever crave REAL homemade strawberry milkshakes?
When driving recently with our five year old, he spotted a billboard from a popular fast food joint and said, “I want that, Mom!” I said, “You want a strawberry milkshake?” “Yeah, with whipped cream and a cherry, too!”
I thought to myself, “I can do that.”
So I did.
My recipe doesn't have the junky ingredients or fillers found in fast food shakes (see the list below), and they even have some good nutrients from the raw dairy (if you have access to raw cream) and raw eggs.
This is what's in the fast food strawberry milkshakes:
- Vanilla Reduced Fat Ice Cream: Milk, sugar, cream, nonfat milk solids, corn syrup solids, mono- and diglycerides, guar gum, dextrose, sodium citrate, artificial vanilla flavor, sodium phosphate, carrageenan, disodium phosphate, cellulose gum, vitamin A palmitate.
- Strawberry Syrup: Sugar, water, corn syrup, strawberries, high fructose corn syrup, natural (botanical source) and artificial flavors, pectin, citric acid, xanthan gum, potassium sorbate (preservative), caramel color, calcium chloride, red 40.
- Whipped Cream: Cream, nonfat milk, water, corn syrup, sugar, high fructose corn syrup, mono-and diglycerides, carrageenan, polysorbate 80, beta carotene (color), natural (dairy and vegetable source) and artificial flavor, mixed tocopherols (vitamin E) to protect flavor. Whipping Propellant (nitrous oxide).
- Maraschino Cherry: Cherries, water, corn syrup, high fructose corn syrup, sugar, malic acid, citric acid, natural (plant source) and artificial flavors, sodium benzoate and potassium sorbate (preservatives), red 40, sulfur dioxide (as a preservative).
Scary, isn't it? Try this Real Food homemade strawberry shakes instead:
Homemade Strawberry Milkshakes
- 4 pastured egg yolks well. Wondering about eating raw egg yolks?
- 2 cups real cream-- preferably raw, but for sure not ultra-pasteurized.
- 1-2 Tablespoons real maple syrup or another natural sweetener.
- 2-3 cups frozen strawberries-- preferably organic
- Real whipped cream
- 1 scoop of this collagen for extra protein and nutrition!
- 2 Tablespoons colostrum, also for extra nutrition--and so good for your gut!
- Cherry-- that's optional, but I suggest a fresh one since the ones in the jar from the store have RED food dye--yuck! And also nasty preservatives.
- Blend 4 pastured egg yolks well – (I use my Bosch blender). Then add cream, your sweetener, and strawberries. Make sure to blend until strawberries and cream are nice and thick (about a minute or two). Pour into glasses and add a dollop of whipped cream and/or a cherry, if you'd like.
Do you make other flavors of homemade milkshakes? If so, tell us how you do it in the comments. 🙂
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(Source for the above strawberry shake ingredient list. Photo credit.)
My husband makes yummy shakes by blending homemade vanilla ice cream (raw cream, raw milk, raw egg yolks) with raw milk and fresh or frozen fruit. I’ve still never whipped raw cream to go with them, but next time, I must. Those look so good!
Annabelle Drake says
I don’t know why, but we call them smoothies… it’s one of my sneaky ways to eat raw yolks from our chickens, doesn’t taste like egg at all. we crack a few eggs in the blender, sometimes separating out yolks in fridge then add raw goat milk or yogurt, frozen fruit, acerola powder and maybe raw honey.
yum! sure beats waiting for the ice cream maker!
Yeah, these are very similar to smoothies, although for those I tend to use less cream and more fruit, either way you’re right, they’re both great ways to get more eggs into the picky ones!
Melissa @ Dyno-mom says
I often try to come up with homemade options for foods the kids see in the world and want. The little kids know that I will bend over backwards to make them food rather than buy it! It is really worth it.
Recently, my oldest was running around with some other kids who wanted to go to McDonald’s for a shake and he had never done that. He is 17 so he decided to try it. He came home and threw it away. He told me it was awful, like garbage and he couldn’t eat it. He asked me to make some homemade ice cream and I was more than happy to do it.
hobby baker says
Mmm, looks delicious! It’s been years since I’ve had a real ice cream shake. My daughter has a corn allergy so I have to throw in a plug for this company (Tillen Farms) that makes maraschino cherries with no red dye, NO HFCS, and no artificial colors, flavors, sulfites or preservatives. Just pure cane sugar and natural vegetable and fruit color. I love it when companies do things right and try to always email them and give positive feedback so they know what we want and more importantly to them, will BUY. Tillen Farms is based in the Pacific Northwest where I am and the cherries ingredients are: cherries, water, sugar, vegetable and fruit concentrate (color), natural flavor. I tried making maraschinos myself once but those were tipsy and not really what I was looking for. These are the real deal and I love having the option of the real thing for a once in a while treat.
Oh, and do the egg yolks thicken the shake up? Can you taste them, I’ve never actually been brave enough to add them, I get good eggs, it’s more from a taste and texture point of view. I can’t get my head round raw egg texture! Must try though.
I do think the yolks give it a thicker, creamier feel, but it’s all blended together so well that there’s no “yolk-like” consistency at all and honestly I’ve never noticed any taste. 🙂
I usually throw in some avocado to whatever shake I’m making to thicken it up, as I don’t generally have raw cream around. Raw milk, frozen strawberries, avocado, vanilla and maybe a blob of full fat vanilla yoghurt. Mmmmmm…..
Maybe the yellow is added egg yolks?