Friday, March 14, 2008

Fresh Strawberry Milkshakes

Once again, I was looking for ways to use up the strawberries I get from Nicolson's. We just can't get enough of those right now. This milkshake was super good. Macerating the strawberries is key. Thanks Emeril!

Probably not his most attractive picture.
But I do love the knuckle dimples on his hands.
He will be a baby as long as he has those:)
Oh yeah, that and the fact that he wants to wear diapers forever.

1/2 lb fresh strawberries, hulled and sliced, plus whole strawberries, for garnish
2 Tbsp sugar
1 tsp pure vanilla extract
1 pint vanilla ice cream (2 cups)
1/2 cup milk

In a mixing bowl combine the sliced strawberries, sugar and vanilla extract and stir to combine well. Set aside and allow to macerate for at least 20 minutes and up to 1 hour. In a large mixer, place the strawberries, ice cream, and milk. Blend until smooth. Pour into glasses and garnish the rim of each glass with whole strawberries. Serve immediately.