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This strawberry milkshake is thick, creamy, and everything that you would hope a milkshake would be! Made with delicious strawberries, this classic dessert is sure to be loved by all!

Nothing says summer more than a delicious milkshake or refreshing drink. Try out some more of my favorites like this frosted lemonade, this pineapple lemonade or this delicious avocolada smoothie.

A strawberry milkshake in a glass with a silver straw and a fresh strawberries on the side.

Homemade Strawberry Milkshake Recipe

Strawberry milkshakes are a hit at our house! This classic dessert reminds me of summer nights, and we whip these up as often as possible to eat outside while enjoying amazing summer nights. Plus, not only is this strawberry milkshake recipe so delicious, but it’s easy! And who doesn’t like a recipe that their kids can whip up themselves (and make an extra one for you!)

All you need is four ingredients to make this strawberry milkshake the very best. Now, in no way is this a healthy milkshake (is there such a thing?), but sometimes, you just need to indulge in something just because it’s so delicious. And at least it has some fruit in it! This shake is the perfect drink for any occasion, and your family will go crazy over it.

Ingredients in a Strawberry Milkshake

The best part about making this thick milkshake at home is knowing exactly what ingredients are in it and how much. It’s all fresh from your kitchen! No more guessing what all the additives or flavorings are. Check out the recipe card at the bottom of the post for exact measurements.

  • Vanilla Ice Cream: I like to let this soften up for a few minutes before blending it. It’s easier to scoop out! If you want more strawberry flavoring then you can use strawberry ice cream but I prefer vanilla.
  • Frozen Sliced Strawberries: I like to get sweetened strawberries. Make sure that they are mostly thawed before you begin making your shake. You can also use fresh strawberries if that’s what you have on hand.
  • Milk: The milk acts as a base for the milkshake. I used regular 1 percent milk but you could use something like coconut milk if you wanted to instead.
  • Whipped Topping: The whipped cream topping is is perfect addition on top!

How to Make a Strawberry Milkshake

This is easy as 1, 2, 3! You are only a few steps away from creating what will soon be your favorite dessert! It’s definitely a go-to recipe, especially during the summer months.

  1. Combine: Place the scoops of vanilla ice cream in a blender. Pour in the milk and sweetened strawberries.
  2. Blend: Blend on high until the ingredients are smooth and incorporated. 
  3. Serve: Top with whipped topping and enjoy!
4 pictures showing how to add all of the ingredients to a blender and blend.

Helpful Tips

Once you learn how to make the perfect strawberry milkshake at home, you’ll always want to have the ingredients on hand to make them! Follow my tips for making this delicious strawberry shake.

  • Thick or Thin: Always start with less milk than you think. This way you can control the thickness of your shake. You can always add more liquid if you like a thinner milkshake. If you add too much liquid, just add more ice cream or ice to help thicken it to get that creamy texture.
  • Sweetened Frozen Strawberries: Find these in the freezer section in a small plastic tub. The sweetness in these strawberries are the secret weapon to this shake and help make it extra sweet. The added sugar to sweeten the strawberries really add to the flavor. Avoid unsweeteend frozen strawberries because they can sometimes taste tart.
  • Good Quality Ice Cream: Good quality ice cream made with quality ingredients ensures a creamy homestyle flavor!
  • Variations: Feel free to experiment with adding other flavors. You can add bananas, fresh berries like raspberries or blueberries, chocolate chips, other cream cheese, peanut butter… the possibilites are endless!
A hand holding a glass filled with strawberry milkshake. There is a silver straw in the cup and a fresh strawberry on the side of the glass.

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Strawberry Milkshake

5 from 1 vote
By: Alyssa Rivers
This strawberry milkshake is thick, creamy, and everything that you would hope a milkshake would be! Made with delicious strawberries, this classic dessert is sure to be loved by all! 
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 2


  • 3 cups Vanilla Ice Cream
  • 1/2 cup Frozen Sliced Strawberries, sweetened (mostly thawed)
  • 1/2 cup Milk
  • 1/4 cup Whipped Topping


  • Place the ice cream in a blender. Pour in the milk and sweetened strawberries.
  • Blend on high until the ingredients are smooth and incorporated.
  • Top with whipped topping and enjoy!


Serving: 1cupCalories: 479kcalCarbohydrates: 55gProtein: 9gFat: 25gSaturated Fat: 16gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 95mgSodium: 189mgPotassium: 550mgFiber: 2gSugar: 49gVitamin A: 944IUVitamin C: 22mgCalcium: 341mgIron: 1mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

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Course: Dessert, Drinks
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About Alyssa Rivers

Alyssa Rivers is the author of 'The Tried and True Cookbook', a professional food photographer and experienced recipe-developer. Having a passion for cooking, her tried and true recipes have been featured on Good Morning America, Today Food, Buzzfeed and more.

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  1. I really love your recipe!!! I used your Strawberry Milkshake recipe to make my milkshake taste good and it’s also easy to make.
    Plus I enjoy viewing your other delicious desserts and I have added to my favorites!!!

  2. 5 stars
    I doubled this for a quick and delicious summer dessert for my family of 5! I also used strawberry milk for some extra flavor!