Tuesday, August 9, 2011


Nothing says summer to me like a milkshake - and the drive up diner where we used to get them. Since I don't have the diner, I'll have to make do with the milkshakes. Here are a few of our favorites - both dairy and non-dairy!

Old-fashioned Chocolate Milkshake
2 cups chocolate or vanilla ice cream
1 cup whole milk
1/4 cup chocolate syrup

Put all the ingredients in the blender. Blend until smooth. I like to add some frozen cherries to this for a chocolate cherry milkshake. Yum! Serves 2-3

 Fresh Strawberry Milkshake

1 cup milk
3 cups vanilla ice cream (or strawberry)
1 cup fresh strawberries, cleaned

Put all the ingredients in the blender and blend until smooth. Garnish with sliced strawberries. For a strawberry-banana milkshake, add a banana! Serves 3-4

Refreshing Lime Milkshake

1/4 cup milk
1 scoop lime sherbert
1 scoop vanilla ice cream
Ice cubes (a handful)

In a blender, combine all ingredients. Blend until smooth. 

All of the above can be made with Rice Dream or Coconut Bliss  or your favorite dairy free frozen dessert, using rice milk, almond milk or coconut milk as a substitute for the milk.

Tropical Milkshake (Dairy-free)

3 cups vanilla island Coconut Bliss
1 cup almond milk
1/2 cup canned unsweetened coconut milk
1 cup fresh pineapple
2 ripe bananas, peeled
1 medium papaya, peeled, seeded, chopped
12 strawberries, hulled


Blend Coco Bliss, almond milk, coconut milk and fruit in a blender until smooth. I have played with this recipe so it fits in my blender - be sure the ingredients aren't too much for yours.
Join us next week for whole juices - and the end of this series.

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Anonymous said...

Thanks for the Coconut Bliss love! I am looking forward to trying the lime shake!

mrs. fuzz said...

Yum! Not just for summertime. All year round!