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