Strawberry Shake Trial: Dairy-free, Gluten-free, Nut-free
When I was in highschool, my favorite thing to do was to go to Burgerville and get a fresh strawberry milkshake. They were definitely the best shakes ever. Now I’m sad because 1 – there are no Burgervilles near Seattle, and 2 – even if there were, Joseph wouldn’t be able to eat the shakes. So, with strawberry season upon us, I decided to try to make a Joseph-safe shake. To do so, I used a recipe at The Kitchn for guidance.
To make it Joseph-safe, I substituted coconut milk and rice milk ice-cream for the milk and ice-cream. I also used vanilla ice-cream instead of strawberry ice-cream, since they didn’t have a dairy-free strawberry ice-cream in the store (plus, Burgerville uses vanilla soft serve ice cream in their shakes, and that was what I was going for). I also left out the optional malted milk powder. And to save time, I decided not to pre-freeze the strawberries.
Place strawberries, milk, sugar, and vanilla in a blender. Puree until smooth.
Add the ice cream and puree, stopping periodically to push the ice-cream down by hand. Pour into glasses and serve immediately.
Adapted from The Kitchn
Dairy-free, Gluten-free, Nut-free
- 1/2 pound strawberries, hulled and halved
- 2 Tablespoons sugar
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 3/4 cup coconut milk
- 1 pint vanilla rice-milk ice-cream
In a blender, puree strawberries, sugar, vanilla, and coconut milk until smooth. Add ice-cream and puree, stopping occasionally to push the ice-cream down by hand. Serve immediately.
Makes 2 large shakes
This recipe is featured in my cookbook The Best of the Rice of Life: Over 70 Gluten-free, Dairy-free, and Nut-free Recipes available now in print (Amazon, Create Space) and e-book (Kindle, iBooks, nook, Kobo and Smashwords).
What I Thought
We all liked it. Joseph, in fact, was eagerly chanting “movie” (smoothie) as soon as he saw me take out the blender, then was sad when there were no seconds. My husband, however, thought that the taste of vanilla was a bit too much. I was mostly disappointed that it didn’t have the same texture as a Burgerville shake. I blame the ricecream. I think a coconut ice-cream would have given me more of a texture that I wanted, though the taste would be different. Still worth doing again.