Skip to Content

Strawberry Shortcake Milkshake

This rich and creamy strawberry shortcake milkshake has swirls of strawberry and cake-flavored milkshake. Top with a fresh farmers market strawberry and a cube of pound cake. 

A strawberry shortcake milkshake in front of a tipped carton of fresh strawberries

I was going to make a berry jelly roll cake for Farmers Market Week, but my oven isn't working! The burners on the stovetop work, but when you try to turn on the oven ... nothing happens. No heat.

But I had all these berries, and I didn't want to drop out of Farmers Market Week. After all, I love farmers markets! I love going to farmers markets, even if I don't buy anything. My husband thinks that's strange, but on his list of "Coleen's Weird Qualities," that probably doesn't even rank in the top ten, LOL.

A strawberry shortcake milkshake

So. No oven. No jelly roll cake. Lots of berries. What to do? I had vanilla ice cream in my freezer, and I thought of a mikshake. But not just a plain old strawberry milkshake. No, a strawberry shortcake milkshake!

Other recipes have you blend actual cake in with the ice cream, but I'm not a fan of soggy cake crumbs. I do, however, love cake mix blended into milkshakes. I had dreams of a strawberry- and cake-layered milkshake, just like the classic layered strawberry shortcake.

An overhead shot of an ungarnished strawberry shortcake milkshake

I may have had dreams, but I do not have patience to layer, freeze, layer, freeze, etc. Instead I ended up with a pretty swirled milkshake, which still tastes pretty darn-tootin' good. If you actually have the patience for layering, I've included those instructions in a note below the recipe.

Not a fan of strawberries? Substitute 1 cup of your favorite sliced fruit instead! Peach shortcake is almost as popular as the original strawberry; blueberries or cherries would also be delicious.

An overhead view of a strawberry shortcake milkshake garnished with whipped cream and a strawberry

[amazon_link asins='B0019MLLCO,B00004RFMO,B0002ITQHS,B078X423Q5,B00I9JPQP8' template='ProductCarousel' store='theredheadbak-20' marketplace='US' link_id='6a4053ba-9aa2-11e8-bf1d-b997efd432cb']

A strawberry shortcake milkshake garnished with whipped cream, a strawberry and a cube of pound cake

Strawberry Shortcake Milkshake

Yield: 2 servings
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes

This rich and creamy strawberry shortcake milkshake has swirls of strawberry and cake-flavored milkshake. Top with a fresh farmers market strawberry and a cube of pound cake.

Ingredients

For the strawberry milkshake

  • 1 cup strawberries, hulled and sliced
  • ¼ cup milk
  • 1 cup vanilla ice cream

For the cake milkshake

  • 1 cup vanilla ice cream
  • ¼ cup milk
  • ½ cup yellow cake mix

Garnishes

  • Whipped cream
  • Cubed pound cake
  • Fresh strawberries

Instructions

  1. Place the strawberries and milk in a blender. Puree on high speed until fully blended. Add 1 cup of the ice cream and blend on high speed just until fully combined. 
  2. Pour into a 2-cup glass measuring cup and place in the freezer. 
  3. Rinse out the blender and place the second cup of ice cream in the blender with the milk and the cake mix. Blend on high speed until no more cake mix is visible. 
  4. Pour alternating layers of cake milkshake, then strawberry, then cake, then strawberry into each of two tall glasses. 
  5. Garnish with whipped cream, a cube of pound cake, and a fresh strawberry, and serve immediately. 

Notes

If you want the layers to stay separate and not swirl together, start with chilled glasses. Pour in the cake layer, then freeze for 15 minutes, then add the strawberry layer and freezer for 15 minutes. Repeat layering and freezing until the glasses are full. 

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 1 Serving Size: milkshake
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 815Saturated Fat: 12gCholesterol: 64mgSodium: 1086mgCarbohydrates: 147gFiber: 3gSugar: 91gProtein: 11g

Did you love this recipe? Share it!

Please leave a comment on the blog or share a photo on Pinterest

Tag @TheRedheadBaker on Instagram and hashtag it #TheRedheadBaker.

Wednesday #FarmersMarketWeek Recipes

A close-up shot of a ribeye steak topped with corn salsa.
← Previous
Ribeye Steaks with Corn Salsa
An ice cream scoop in a container of bourbon roasted cherry ice cream
Next →
Bourbon Roasted Cherry Ice Cream

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Carlee

Wednesday 8th of August 2018

I also enjoy going to farmer's markets even if I don't buy anything! And I am sad about missing the cake but this milkshake will definitely ease the pain. It looks amazing!

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

shares