Classic Strawberry Milkshake Recipe

This strawberry milkshake is a classic dessert beverage that you’ll be able to enjoy anytime with this quick and easy recipe, perfect for an easy romantic dinner for two. Learn how to make a strawberry milkshake and serve a thick and creamy sweet drink that you can enjoy on any occasion. 

You can also make a cookies and cream milkshake or banana funfetti milkshake that kids would love along with this classic drink.

What’s in Our Strawberry Milkshake?

Our strawberry milkshake recipe is the perfect sweet beverage to cool your afternoons. For our homemade milkshake, we used the usual dairy-based ingredients and added some fresh strawberries for flavor. With some crushed ice and your blender, it’s a really simple recipe that’s all about combining all of these delightful ingredients: 

  • Fresh strawberries – This is the most important ingredient for this homemade milkshake recipe. It gives our drink its sweet and delightful taste. 
  • Strawberry ice cream – We’re going for that classic frothy consistency for our milkshake, which is why we’re adding scoops of ice cream into our drink. The sweet, tangy, and creamy flavor of strawberry ice cream also makes this drink even more delightful. 
  • Milk – What’s a milkshake without milk to smoothen the drink? You can use any kind of milk for this recipe. However, we suggest using whole milk in this recipe to make your milkshake extra creamy and thick. 
  • Fresh bananas – Besides strawberries, we also included a fresh banana to make it creamier. You’ll surely love this strawberry and banana combo, so feel free to add more than one banana if you like. 

With these ingredients, your yummy strawberry shake is almost ready. Now, let’s talk about toppings. For our recipe, we used Maraschino cherries and whipped cream to really bring out the wonderful and delicious flavor of our fresh strawberry milkshake. But feel free to include the other toppings like strawberry syrup, crumbled sugar biscuits, or adding extra scoops of ice cream

How To Thicken Your Strawberry Milkshake 

First, it’s important to use softened (not runny) ice cream because if it’s too hard you’ll have to thin it out with milk. You can make your own strawberry ice cream for this recipe or even use strawberry-flavored frozen yogurt or low-fat ice cream if you prefer. It’s also important to use whole milk instead of skim to make sure that your milkshake will turn out thick and frothy.

Though we highly suggest using fresh strawberries in making this recipe, you can also use frozen strawberries to make your shake thicker. We’re also adding bananas into this milkshake which is known to be a smoothie thickener. Throw them into your blender cold and mashed to help thicken your drink.

If you end up having some strawberries left after making this recipe, pair it with simple and tasty bites of no bake strawberry cheesecake or strawberry breakfast parfait to complete your first meal of the day.


Classic Strawberry Milkshake Recipe

How To Make Classic Strawberry Milkshake

Indulge in a quick and easy homemade strawberry milkshake recipe with a few simple ingredients to make the perfect drink. It’s thick, creamy, and deliciously oozing with strawberry sweetness.

Prep: 5 mins
Total: 5 mins


  • 2 cups strawberry ice cream
  • ¾ cup milk
  • 1 cup fresh strawberries
  • 1 fresh banana, diced
  • crushed ice

To serve:

  • 1 oz whipped cream topping
  • Maraschino cherries


  1. Scoop all of the ingredients into a blender, except the cherries and whipped cream.
  2. Blend for about 2 minutes or until the mix is smooth.
  3. Pour the mix into individual glasses, top your milkshakes with whipped cream and cherries, and enjoy!


  • Sugar: 11g
  • :
  • Calcium: 194mg
  • Calories: 281kcal
  • Carbohydrates: 41g
  • Cholesterol: 39mg
  • Fat: 12g
  • Fiber: 3g
  • Iron: 1mg
  • Potassium: 474mg
  • Protein: 6g
  • Saturated Fat: 7g
  • Sodium: 81mg
  • Vitamin A: 476IU
  • Vitamin C: 38mg
Nutrition Disclaimer

Commonly Asked Questions

Is strawberry milkshake good for health?

Since we’re using full-fat milk and ice cream to make a thick and frothy milkshake, it cannot be considered healthy. However, you can make our three-berry antioxidant smoothie recipe with acai juice or our strawberry and broccoli smoothie, if you’re after a healthy and refreshing drink.

How do you make milkshakes without a blender?

Start by placing your strawberry ice cream inside a container with a lid at room temperature until it’s easily melted and can be squashed by a spoon. Next, mash the strawberries. Then add the strawberries and milk to the melted ice cream and shake until it’s well combined. Remember that the result will not be as thick and frothy, but will still taste as wonderful.

Classic Strawberry Milkshake - sweet, creamy, and frothy strawberry milkshake drink


Our homemade strawberry milkshake is the beverage to drink on any special occasion that requires some extra sweetness. The fresh, sweet, and tangy taste of strawberries make this ice cream milkshake worth making for your family and friends.
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