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Strawberry Cheesecake Milkshake

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Making Doug and my boys feel special is very important to me, especially on Valentine’s Day. By simply adding sprinkles to the rim of the glasses, and serving the Strawberry Cheesecake Milkshakes in them, you can make a simple treat extra special.

One of my favorite chefs to watch is Bobby Flay. We have made several of his burgers from his book; Burgers, Fries & Shakes, but we haven’t tried any of the shakes yet. Until now…and I don’t think I’ll ever make another shake the traditional way.

With Nick having a little discomfort from his Invisalign Braces, I’m always looking for a fun treat for him to enjoy when his mouth is sore. And this Strawberry Cheesecake Milkshake was perfect! And of course, we all enjoyed the shake as well!

One of the best things about shakes and smoothies, is that you can hide ingredients in them and the kids will never know. This time around, I didn’t add anything special, but recently when I made the Fruit Smoothies, I packed it full of fresh juice and vitamins.

The milkshake recipe in Bobby’s book called for Blackberries but I simply substituted Strawberries. And the addition of cream cheese made these Strawberry Cheesecake Milkshakes super rich and creamy.

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Strawberry Cheesecake Milkshake
 
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A delicious treat Recipe from HoosierHomemade.com
Ingredients
Shake
  • ½ cup fruit base
  • ¼ cup milk
  • 3 oz. cream cheese, room temp
  • 1 teaspoon grated lemon zest
  • 9 oz {about 1½ cups packed} vanilla or strawberry ice cream
Fruit Base
  • 1 cup strawberries {or other fruit}
  • 4-6 tablespoons sugar {depending on the sweetness of the berries}
  • 3 tablespoons jam
  • 2 teaspoon lemon juice
Fluffy Whipped Cream
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • ¼ cup Marshmallow Fluff
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
Instructions
Fruit Base
  1. Clean and cut berries, place in small saucepan and sprinkle with sugar
  2. Let the berries rest while you add sprinkles to the glasses {optional}
  3. After about 15-20 minutes, stir the berries and add jam
  4. Coarsely mash berries and bring to a soft boil
  5. Cook until thick, about 20 minutes
  6. Remove from heat and add lemon juice
  7. Place in fridge until chilled about 2 - 24 hours
Fluffy Whipped Cream
  1. Place all ingredients in a large bowl
  2. Beat on high until stiff peaks form
Shake
  1. In the blender, combine cream cheese, fruit base, milk and lemon zest.
  2. Blend until smooth
  3. Add ice cream and blend
  4. Serve with a spoonful of Fluffy Whipped Cream
  5. Add sprinkles if desired

Disclosure: I’m part of the Invisalign Mom Advisory Board and my son received free Invisalign treatment. As always, the opinions and experiences are my own.

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