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Strawberry Shortcake Milkshake

This is not your average strawberry milkshake. Today’s strawberry shake is loaded with all the flavors of a great strawberry shortcake recipe, piled high with sweet whipped cream. Strawberry “Short-Shakes” are a true summer sensation!

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One of my all-time favorite summer treats is a classic strawberry shortcake recipe.

Since childhood, I’ve loved the combination of buttery shortcakes, ripe summer berries, and sweet cream. However, I recently made a discovery that might change how I look at strawberry shortcakes forever.

I call it a Strawberry Short-Shake!

This strawberry milkshake incorporates all the flavors and textures of a classic strawberry shortcakes recipe, without all the work.


I filled my strawberry shake with fresh sweet berries, crumbled shortbread cookies, creamy vanilla ice cream made with Real California Milk, and vanilla extract to intensify the flavors. Then I topped the strawberry milkshake with whipped cream, toasted almonds, and more crumbled shortbread cookies.

Adding a little sugar and vanilla to the fresh strawberries before blending in the ice cream helps brighten the berries so the fresh strawberry flavor is front and center.

The shortbread cookies provide amazing buttery texture, and the ice cream and whipped cream offer the quintessential sweet-cream appeal of both strawberry shortcakes and strawberry milkshakes.

Sigh… this Strawberry Short-Shake is by far the best strawberry shake I’ve ever made.

I think I’ll go whip up another one!

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Did you know June is National Dairy Month?

In honor of Dairy Month this June, Real California Milk is hosting a fun Pinterest Contest with fantastic prizes!

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Here’s How To Enter:

  1. Create your very own dairy-inspired Pinterest board titled So Very California Dairy.
  2. Pin a minimum of 4 things: The 30 Days of Dairy Calendar found here, along with 3 Recipes you love from RealCaliforniaMilk.com. (Link over to pin all four!)
  3. Make sure to hashtag all your pins with #30daysofCAdairy.

That’s it!

Each week in the month of June, one lucky contest participant will be randomly chosen to win a $60 Williams Sonoma Gift Card.

AND… at the end of the month, one contest participant will be randomly chosen to win a $500 Williams Sonoma Gift Card! Just think of what you could add to your kitchen with $500 at Williams Sonoma!!

You can pin as many additional dairy-laden photos to your board as you like. Just remember to pin with the #30dayofCAdairy hashtag!

So set up your Pinterest board today and Pin-it to Win-it!

Read official rules here.

You can also share your amazing dairy shots in the Real California Milk Instagram Challenge (and find dairy-licious ideas) by using the hashtag #30daysofCAdairy.

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Strawberry Milkshake

Yield: 2 shakes

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Easy Strawberry Shortcake Milkshake Recipe


  • 1 pint fresh strawberries, hulled
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 1 pint vanilla ice cream
  • 1/4 cup milk, if needed
  • 6 shortbread cookies, divided
  • 2 tablespoons toasted almonds
  • Whipped cream


  1. Place the strawberries, vanilla, and sugar in the blender. Pulse until the strawberries are fine and juicy.
  2. Add the ice cream and blend until smooth. If the shake is too thick, add the milk and blend again.
  3. Crumble 4 shortbread cookies into the blender and pulse to combine.
  4. To serve, pour the shake into two glasses, then top with whipped cream, toasted almonds, and a fresh strawberry. Garnish each glass with a shortbread cookie, or crumble the cookie over the top!

Making this recipe? Why not take a quick shot and share it on Instagram! Make sure to tag it #ASpicyPerspective so we can see what you're cooking!

Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Real California Milk. All dairy-loving opinions are my own.

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36 Responses to “Strawberry Shortcake Milkshake”

  1. Tieghanposted June 1, 2013 at 6:17 am

    What a hun shake Sommer! It is so summery and cute and well it has got to be DELICIOUS! I want one of those for breakfast!


  2. Leah | So, How's It Taste?posted June 1, 2013 at 7:03 am

    I love strawberry shakes! This one sounds especially delicious!


  3. Leslieposted June 1, 2013 at 7:47 am

    Love love love the name!!!! This sounds like the absolute perfect shake.


  4. Cathy Pollak ~ Noble Pigposted June 1, 2013 at 8:05 am

    This is going to happen at my house soon! Beautiful!!!


  5. Aimee @ ShugarySweetsposted June 1, 2013 at 8:12 am

    What a fun shake Sommer! Love how pretty it is to :)


  6. Miss @ Miss in the Kitchenposted June 1, 2013 at 8:22 am

    I would say this is the ultimate summer shake!


  7. Laura (Tutti Dolci)posted June 1, 2013 at 8:52 am

    Prettiest shake ever, love the strawberries!


  8. marlaposted June 1, 2013 at 9:16 am

    Awesome contest & great shake recipe!


  9. Heather @ Heather's Dishposted June 1, 2013 at 9:23 am

    Ohmigosh, I LOVE the short-shake name! You are the cutest :)


  10. Paula - bell'alimentoposted June 1, 2013 at 10:22 am

    i would love to be sipping this on my deck right NOW.


  11. Belinda @zomppaposted June 1, 2013 at 1:34 pm

    I have visions of strawberry shortcake!!


  12. Jocelyn (Grandbaby Cakes)posted June 1, 2013 at 6:02 pm

    What a gorgeous and delish looking shake. I could use a sip of that as we speak.


  13. katieposted June 1, 2013 at 7:03 pm

    this looks so good!!! I love strawberry shortcakes so I can only imagine this as a milkshake! yum!


  14. nessaposted June 1, 2013 at 8:39 pm

    So creative!


  15. Trish - Mom On Timeoutposted June 1, 2013 at 10:31 pm

    Strawberry shakes are the best and I love how unique this one is! Gorgeous photos :) Pinned!


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  17. Kevin @ Closet Cookingposted June 2, 2013 at 8:33 am

    Love strawberry shortcake shakes!


  18. Diane {Created by Diane}posted June 2, 2013 at 11:28 am

    looks delicious and I just LOVE those straws!


  19. Erin @ The Spiffy Cookieposted June 2, 2013 at 12:59 pm

    Love this ice cream flavor! I don’t think I’ve ever heard of this flavor before and it makes me happy.


  20. Ali | Gimme Some Ovenposted June 2, 2013 at 2:32 pm

    I adore this! LOVE all things strawberry shortcake. And the name is too cute!


  21. Stacy | Wicked Good Kitchenposted June 2, 2013 at 11:11 pm

    What a great concept shake for summer, Sommer!


  22. Julie @ Table for Twoposted June 3, 2013 at 7:27 am

    strawberry is my favorite flavor for shakes and this looks divine!!


  23. Angieposted June 3, 2013 at 8:06 am

    OMG!!!! This looks so delicious!


  24. Marlyposted June 3, 2013 at 12:41 pm

    This looks so rich and delicious. I can’t help saying this, but using some coconut milk would be an awesome way of veganizing it! Yum!!


  25. Sylvie @ Gourmande in the Kitchenposted June 3, 2013 at 9:37 pm

    Such a fun combination, the cookie topping sounds great.


  26. Kiersten @ Oh My Veggiesposted June 4, 2013 at 4:02 pm

    So fun and summery–I love it!


  27. Juliaposted June 6, 2013 at 6:45 pm

    I love strawberry shortcake…I think in a milkshake I would like it even more! Yum!


  28. Nutmeg Nannyposted June 7, 2013 at 5:37 pm

    Oh, I adore this :) I just love strawberry milkshakes and this one is awesome!


  29. Robin @ Simply Southern Bakingposted June 10, 2013 at 7:26 pm

    Oh my! A drinkable strawberry shortcake! Hold me back!


  30. shelly (cookies and cups)posted June 11, 2013 at 4:02 pm

    Oh my goodness gracious! I could drink 15 of these!


  31. Des @ LIfes's Ambrosiaposted June 11, 2013 at 4:15 pm

    I have always stayed away from strawberry shortcakes because of the work. This makes it so much easier to get all the deliciousness. Thank you!!


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  33. Chelseaposted June 14, 2013 at 12:20 pm

    Just wanted you to know that I featured these on my blog today for National Strawberry Shortcake day! They look so good!


  34. Ilona @ Ilona's Passionposted February 1, 2014 at 10:03 pm

    Looks very yummy!


  35. Mateaposted June 20, 2014 at 3:20 pm

    Yum! Milkshakes are always welcome with me!


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