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Last Updated on December 18, 2020 by Diane Hoffmaster
One of my children's favorite summer treats is a milkshake. They beg me constantly to visit an assortment of fast food restaurants and diners just so they can indulge in one. I am all for a good milkshake every once in a while but have found that a lot of the quick and easy drive in places don't use very high quality ingredients! A good milkshake recipe requires very few things and I decided to come up with a classic summer flavor from a few simple ingredients I had on hand. Nothing says summer like strawberries and rhubarb, right? This strawberry rhubarb milkshake recipe will be a big hit with the kids I'm sure!
I did not actually use any MILK in this milkshake. The strawberry rhubarb syrup thins out the vanilla icecream enough that you really don't want to add any additional liquid. I also found that the rhubarb flavor was a bit too subtle. I included the ratio that I actually used in the recipe but if I make this milkshake recipe again I will definitely be adding more rhubarb! It is a flavor I truly love and I really want to find ways to use up my back yard harvest!
Strawberry Rhubarb Milkshake Recipe
- 16 ounces of fresh strawberries, tops removed
- 2 cups chopped rhubarb
- 1 cup water
- 1 cup sugar
- vanilla icecream
- To make the strawberry rhubarb syrup: Put the strawberries, rhubarb, water and sugar in a medium sauce pan over medium high heat.
- Bring the fruit/water/sugar mixture to a boil and reduce to a simmer. Cook 10 to 15 minutes, using potato masher to smash the fruit.
- Remove the fruit syrup from the heat and let cool
- Refrigerate until ready to make the milkshake.
- To make the milkshake, combine 1 cup of the fruit mixture with 6 scoops vanilla icecream in a blend.
- Blend on high until smooth.
- Pour into glasses and serve. This will be enough to make 2 milk shakes. You will have enough syrup to make 4 to 6 milkshakes all together.
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Diane is a professional blogger and nationally certified pharmacy technician at Good Pill Pharmacy. She has two college aged kids, one husband and more pets than she will admit to. She earned her BS in Microbiology at the University of New Hampshire but left her career in science to become a stay at home mom. Years of playing with LEGO and coloring with crayons had her craving a more grown up purpose to her life and she began blogging and freelance writing full time. You can learn more about her HERE.