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Strawberries and Cream Smoothie

Strawberries and Cream Smoothie

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I love strawberries. I love them so much that I just save all the strawberry recipes I see. Whenever I go to Costco, I always buy 3 pound pack ones and they last about a week. I like to eat strawberries with my favorite Greek yogurt or in salads. But lately, I’ve been using them in smoothies and shakes. I love strawberry flavored everything! I wish there were more dessert recipes that uses strawberries. (Here is a strawberry crumble recipe that I made and loved)

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Look at the color of the smoothie? Isn’t it totally tempting? I fell in love with this smoothie as soon as I took a sip of it. So smooth and creamy! I’m kind of starting to think that I should call this a shake instead of a smoothie.

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I really love strawberries! Thank goodness I live in California where I can get strawberries cheap without any problems.

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So I don’t really know the difference between using frozen strawberries and fresh strawberries in a smoothie or a shake, but I tried both to find out. So when I used fresh strawberries, it was definitely stronger and more chunky. I froze some of the fresh strawberries in the freezer and used them for the smoothie, and I preferred using frozen strawberries. It wasn’t as chunky or too seedy, either.

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I don’t know what you think because I am sure some people prefer using fresh strawberries in their smoothie. Everyone has a different taste so I’m not going to say you MUST use frozen strawberries over fresh because it’s just better, because that’s probably not true for some people. :)

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I am tempted to go and make some more of this right now, and it’s almost midnight! You can use half and half or even whole milk instead of heavy cream. I don’t usually use heavy cream in my diet but I had some leftover from when we made some homemade ice cream for the fourth of July and I was craving something sweet and creamy. And wow, just a little bit of cream definitely added a nice, thick texture to the smoothie. And the creamy goodness…

Strawberries and Cream Smoothie
 
 

Ingredients
  • 1 cup frozen strawberries
  • ¼ cup heavy cream (or half & half or whole milk)
  • 1 cup frozen strawberry sherbet
  • ½ cup soy milk (or more)

Instructions
  1. Combine all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth and creamy. Add more liquid (cream or soy milk) if needed to reach your desired consistency and texture.

 

   

3 Responses to “Strawberries and Cream Smoothie”

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    Chung-Ah | Damn Delicious — July 21, 2012 at 12:10 am

    Love that you added sherbet in this! I bet it really gives the smoothie more strawberry oomph.

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    Lynna H. — July 21, 2012 at 1:44 am

    I think I prefer using frozen fruits when I make smooties because you don’t really have to add ice to get that icy coldness in smoothies. And I love eating strawberries too! This smoothie definitely looks tempting!

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    Debs @ The Spanish Wok — July 22, 2012 at 10:17 am

    I only read this to see if you used frozen strawberries. Glad to see you did and I swear by frozen for this type of smoothie/milkshake. It’s delicious made with melting vanilla ice cream too.

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