This EASY vegan strawberry milkshake is made with just two ingredients—whole fresh strawberries and dairy-free ice cream—for a deliciously sweet drink with no added sugar.
(This post is sponsored by So Delicious®. As always, all opinions are my own.)
This week has been all about fresh strawberry season here on Grateful Grazer, and well, I can’t think of a better way to cap things off than with this sweet and simple strawberry milkshake recipe.
Personally, I could use a little something bright and summery right now, and nothing quite says it’s *almost* summer like a strawberry milkshake, right?
How to Make an Easy Vegan Strawberry Milkshake:
Milkshakes are such a diner staple (I made them allllll of the time while I was working as a server in high school), but I just never really thought about making them at home! In reality, though, if you can make a smoothie, you can make a milkshake. You’re just tossing a couple of ingredients into the blender and pressing a button. (And I literally mean two ingredients!) Blend a pint of dairy-free ice cream with two cups of fresh berries and you have yourself a milkshake.
At first, I even tried to add more to this recipe. Two ingredients just didn’t feel like enough! But this simple tried and true combo of fresh strawberries and So Delicious® always turned out to be the best. Why mess with a good thing?
Even if you only have five minutes (say you’re taking a quick break from work or school and in need of something sweet), you can make this vegan strawberry milkshake and still have a minute or two leftover to clean up.
Root-to-Stem Cooking Tip: Strawberry Leaves
One reason this strawberry milkshake is so simple to prepare is that you don’t have to bother with slicing or hulling the fresh berries before you add them to the blender. Strawberry leaves are completely edible, and you don’t even notice them once they’re blended into the milkshake.
You can always slice off the tops if you want, but for me, it’s an easy decision to leave them on. It requires less prep time, fewer dishes (since you don’t need a knife and cutting board), and you’re not creating any unnecessary food waste.
Is this strawberry milkshake recipe dairy- and gluten-free?
The key to this creamy vegan strawberry milkshake is So Delicious® No Sugar Added Vanilla Bean Coconutmilk Frozen Dessert. It’s dairy-free and gluten-free. This flavor is nice for a midday snack since it doesn’t have any added sugar (which means you’re less likely to experience an energy crash). I also like So Delicious because they’re part of Danone North America, which is a Certified B Corportation®.
What’s the best way to serve a strawberry milkshake?
In honor of simplicity, I say serve this vegan strawberry milkshake all on its own. If you’re looking for something a little bit extra, though, feel free to garnish with a fresh strawberry, mint leaves, or a dollop of whipped coconut cream. To make it a meal, serve your milkshake with a bean burger and roasted veggies. (And don’t forget the pickle on the side, too!)
- 2 cups whole strawberries (see note)
- 1 pint So Delicious No Sugar Added Vanilla Bean Coconutmilk Frozen Dessert
- ⅛ teaspoon salt
- Fresh mint leaves for garnish (optional)
- Add strawberries, So Delicious Frozen Dessert, and salt to the blender container. Cover and blend on high 30 seconds or until smooth.
- Transfer to glasses and garnish with mint leaves if desired. Serve immediately.
I use the entire strawberry (including the green leaves), which helps cut back on prep time and food waste. Feel free to slice off the tops or hull strawberries before adding them to the blender if desired.
Looking for more ways to use strawberries?
Try these recipes:
- Homemade Strawberry Oat Milk
- Pistachio Yogurt Dipped Strawberries
- Spring Salad with Lemon Tahini Dressing
- Strawberry Flax Smoothie Bowl
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