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If you can’t tell from my previous posts, I love a good milkshake. And while I tend to stick to chocolate-inspired concoctions, you can’t deny the power of strawberry shortcake. Rather than mixing everything up in the blender, I went for a layered milkshake, giving me sporadic bursts of sweet strawberries without muddling the flavors.
Delicious does not begin to describe it.
1 pint strawberries
1 cup sugar
1/4 cup water
1/4 cup lemon juice
Dash of salt
Vanilla ice cream
1 package Two Moon Vanilla Bean Shortbread
1/2 cup milk
Whipped cream for topping
You will need to think ahead on this one just a little bit. We want to cook down the berries enough so that you can get them through a straw, but cooking equals heat, and heat is not what we need in our milkshake.
Start by dicing a pint of strawberries into small pieces. Place into a pan with 1 cup sugar, 1/4 cup water, 1/4 cup lemon juice and a sprinkle of salt.
Once the berries begin to break down, remove from heat and transfer to the refrigerator to cool.
For the actual milkshake, I started with my standard base: three large scoops of vanilla ice cream, 1/2 cup of milk and added one of the shortbread bars from the package. (Make sure to break up the shortbread ahead of time – don’t leave that up to the blender.)
This shortbread was an excellent choice for this milkshake. It’s got a good texture and a lovely buttery flavor. But it’s also got the perfect crispness that didn’t get soggy. (I might have used some of the remaining shortbread to scoop up ice cream and strawberries. It was fantastic.)
Pulse until well combined.
For the next step, you will need to work quickly to keep the milkshake from melting. Begin alternating layers of the shortbread milkshake and the strawberry compote. Continue until the glass is full. I used about 1:3 ratio of strawberry to ice cream, but you can use as much or as little strawberry as you like.
Top with whipped cream and more crumbled shortbread. Garnish with a whole strawberry.
You need to try this. This shortbread is perfect for this recipe (and for just snacking on). If you spend $20 in the shop, use code SHORTBREAD to get a free shortbread in your order. That’s how much I want you to try this milkshake.