This is a sponsored post on behalf of fairlife ultra-filtered milk, as part of my ambassadorship with the company.
All opinions expressed are my own.
We’re jumping straight into spring this week, with a treat that will put a ‘spring’ in your step – spring-inspired milkshakes, made with fairlife ultra-filtered milk.
Our idea was to make some milkshakes that will jolt you right out of the winter blues and into a spring-y good mood. To do that, first we gathered colorful, spring-like ingredients (we used fresh strawberries, mango, dragon fruit, and fresh mint). Then we got our hands on what we consider the best milk around, rich and creamy fairlife ultra-filtered milk, which has 50% less sugar, 50% more protein, and 30% more calcium than regular milk.
So first, to get you started, here’s our basic recipe for milkshakes.
Basic Milkshake Recipe
A basic creamy recipe that tastes delicious on its own, or as a starting point for other milkshake add-ins.
- 1 1/2 cups vanilla ice cream, softened (about three heaping scoops)
- 1/4 cup milk
- Dash vanilla extract (no more than 1/4 teaspoon)
Blend ice cream, milk, and vanilla together until creamy. Serve immediately in a frosted glass
Now of course this is a delicious milkshake on its own, especially using fairlife ultra-filtered milk, but we decided to mix it up just a little bit to make things more interesting.
Add one cup fresh hulled strawberries in with the mixture. If you are using frozen strawberries, add 1 or two tablespoons additional milk to help make it liquid-y enough to drink. Serve with whipped cream and a strawberry garnish.
Fun trick: Take a pretty, heart-shaped slice of a strawberry, and brush a small amount of corn syrup, agave syrup, or honey, on one side. Take the honey-coated side of the strawberry and stick it on the inside front of your serving glass. Put the glass in the freezer for at least 15 minutes before serving. When you pour in the milkshake, the “heart” should stay in place in front of the glass. Serve immediately.
Mango/Dragon Fruit Milkshakes
Make two batches of the basic milkshake recipe. For the first batch, add 1 cup fresh mango chunks (or 1 cup frozen plus 1-2 tablespoons additional milk). For the second batch, add 1 cup frozen dragon fruit chunks, plus 1-2 tablespoons additional milk. FYI – we found frozen dragon fruit chunks at our local big box store. If you can’t find dragon fruit, pick another brightly colored fruit, like raspberries.
Fun trick: Divide the dragon fruit milkshake mixture among the two cups. Tilt the cups at a 45 degree angle and prop them up this way in the freezer. Freeze for 1 hour. Then remove from the freezer and divide the mango milkshake mixture among the two cups. You should have a fun diagonal pattern. Top with whipped cream and pieces of fruit if desired, and serve immediately.
Make two batches of the basic milkshake recipe. For the first batch, add 4 or five fresh mint leaves and substitute peppermint extract for the vanilla extract. For the second batch, substitute chocolate ice cream for the vanilla, and use chocolate milk.
Fun trick: Pour 1/4 of the chocolate milkshake into each of the two cups. Place in the freezer for at least 45 minutes. Pour 1/4 of the mint milkshake into each of the two cups. Return cups to the freezer for at least 45 minutes. Divide remaining chocolate milkshake between the two cups. Return cups to the freezer for at least 45 minutes. Divide remaining mint milkshake between the two cups. Top with whipped cream and a mint leaf, and serve immediately.
Thanks again to fairlife for helping our ice cream and fruit find its new best friend. Got another milkshake variation? Let us know!