This vegan strawberry milkshake is fresh, zingy, sweet and creamy. It’s great for cooling down on summer days and you only need 3 ingredients to make it!
Oh my goodness, it has been HOT in Scotland this week! We’ve seen temperatures of around 25C!
That may be laughable to some of you, but for people like us Scots who are used to wearing winter jackets in July, 25C feels like being in the desert.
I haven’t been in the mood to bake as much over the last few weeks, mainly because it’s so hot inside and out.
I had planned to make some indulgent desserts this week but lately, I’ve been craving some cooling, refreshing sweets instead… Things like milkshakes, ice creams, cheesecakes and cream cakes. So expect more of this type of thing on the blog in the coming weeks and months!
My most recent summery treat was this vegan strawberry milkshake.
I made it the other day and loved it so much that I thought it needed a place on the blog.
The reason I love it so much is because it has the sweet creaminess that you would expect from a milkshake, but it also has that fresh, zingy flavor of the real fruit!
I don’t know about you, but I’m not a fan of artificial flavored strawberry things. Personally, I prefer to be able to taste the real fruit in there, then I can kid myself that it’s healthy…
If it has fruit in it, it is healthy, right?
Jokes aside, this drink has been keeping me going during my work days. I’ve been using it to distract myself from the fact that I’m cooped up inside behind a screen, rather than laying outside in a bikini drinking pina coladas.
It does the trick. It’s a nice refreshing alternative and it makes my days a little brighter!
You could replace the strawberries in this recipe for any fruit that you like such as raspberries, mangoes or bananas.
Because of the addition of ice cream, it makes the drinks beautifully creamy and thick, so I think it would taste nice with all types of fruit!
Want more vegan summer dessert recipes? Check out these sweet treats:
- Oreo milkshake
- Mini strawberry tarts
- Mint chocolate chip ice cream
- Cheesecake bites
- Low carb chocolate mousse
How to make fresh vegan strawberry milkshake
Make sure your blender is up to the job
Because this recipe requires the pureeing of strawberries, you need to make sure that your blender is powerful enough to give you a smooth and creamy strawberry milkshake. There’s nothing worse than lumpy milkshakes!
A food processor won’t work for this recipe but you can use any high-speed blender that’s made for pureeing or blending. Even a hand blender would do the trick.
I use my Ninja 1000w blender which always works well.
Use fresh strawberries
I’ve only tested this recipe using fresh strawberries so this is what I’d recommend.
Using frozen strawberries would alter the texture a lot and make it more like a slushy rather than a milkshake. I also think that fresh strawberries have a stronger flavor and taste bit sweeter too!
Choose your ice cream
For the vanilla ice cream in this recipe, I used Swedish Glace. You can use any kind of plant-based vanilla ice cream that you like though.
If it’s available where you live, I think that adding vegan strawberry ice cream would taste amazing too!
Add some plant-based milk
I used almond milk in my recipe but any type of vegan milk alternative will do the trick here. If you’re looking for an extra creamy vegan strawberry milkshake, I’d recommend using soy or coconut milk.
3 Easy Steps
Wash 180g (1 cup) of strawberries, cut the stems off then chop them in half. You don’t need to chop them up too finely as they’re going to get blended anyway.
Add the chopped strawberries to your blender.
Add 4 scoops of your vanilla ice cream and 80ml (1/3 cup) of plant-based milk to the blender.
Blend on high speed until smooth and creamy, making sure there are no lumps of strawberry left in the mixture.
Pour into a glass and enjoy!
Ideas for switching up your milkshake
- For a thicker milkshake, add less milk and throw in some ice too.
- If you want your milkshake sweeter, add more ice cream until you reach your desired result.
- Try experimenting with different plant-based milks. Coconut will add extra creaminess and sweetness, while almond milk while provide a slightly nutty taste.
How long will this recipe keep?
Because it contains fresh fruit, this milkshake won’t last for very long. I’d recommend making it just before you’re ready to drink it, otherwise it will go nasty quite quickly.
If you do have any leftovers, you can cover the glass with a plate or foil and store it in the fridge for up to 12 hours.
Hope you enjoy this milkshake during your summer days! If you make it yourself, please let me know by leaving a comment and rating below! xo
A thick, creamy strawberry milkshake that's dairy-free and great for summer days!
- 1 Cup Fresh strawberries (180g)
- 4 Small scoops Dairy-free vanilla ice cream (80g)
- ⅓ Cup Almond milk* (80ml)
Place all ingredients into a blender and blend until smooth and creamy, making sure there are no lumps of fruit left.
Pour into a glass and enjoy.
- *Almond milk can be subbed for any other plant-based milk
- This milkshake tastes quite fresh and has a strong strawberry flavor. If you like it sweeter, use less strawberries and/or add more ice cream.
- For a thicker milkshake, use less milk and/or add ice before blending.
- Serve immediately or store, covered, in the fridge for up to 12 hours.