I regularly go to Sam’s Club is to get Almond Milk, as my son is allergic to the regular milk, and the almond somewhat helps him with his allergies. He drinks only Silk’s original flavor almond milk, and it is slightly cheaper at Sam’s Club compared to Wal-Mart. At the Sam’s Club I also saw that Fresh Strawberries have started coming to the stores. I have weakness towards fresh strawberries and this Friday I saw it was selling for 3.98 dollars for 2lb strawberries and ended up buying them. I also had some cream cheese also waiting to be used. So I decided to use both the strawberries and cream cheese along with some vanilla ice cream to make this strawberry cream cheese shake.
Trust me it is delicious. My hubby told me to try a small amount first, and then if you like we can make more. So I reduced the amount of ice cream added to the recipe, and along with fresh strawberries, and also added some vanilla extract too. I was planning to add little lemon zest but forgot to add it. My kids loved it as it has ice cream and strawberries. The cream cheese adds subtle tanginess hard to find out in shake. Ice cream makes its full flavored drink.
I won’t say this is healthy drink but it is delicious occasionally you can have one. You can make it for kids birthday parties. I am planning to make this one.
Only problem I encountered with drink was while taking the photography I didn’t get the beautiful pink color from strawberries.
It is easy to make dump everything into blender including ice cream and blend well serve with fresh strawberries. If you add some whipped cream or Reddi whipp or cool whip on the top to make it more stylish.
Here comes the recipe.
Serves: 2 serving
- 1 cup Milk ( I used 2 %)
- 1 cup vanilla ice cream( I used homemade vanilla by Blue bell) (Increase to 2 cups if you wish)
- 2 oz cream cheese ( I used Philadelphia original)
- ¼ teaspoon vanilla extract
- ¼ teaspoon lemon zest ( optional)
- 1 cup fresh chopped strawberries
- In a blender add strawberries, milk, ice cream, cream cheese, vanilla extract and lemon zest if using. Blend well for 5 minutes.
- Serve with fresh whipped cream or cool whip or reddi whip as you wish.
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