I was never a milkshake girl as a kid, although back then it was questionable Crusha in some milk so frankly they always tasted of penicillin. But as the strawberry season gets underway my kids are going crazy for these Sugar-Free Strawberry Milkshakes.
When strawberries are in season there is just no need to add refined sugars to them, and my secret thickening ingredient also adds a sugary tang – banana. These three ingredient milkshakes can be made even better for summer with some crushed ice if you have a blender which is capable of smashing it up. I always use organic whole milk because it’s higher in WHAT and also tastes creamer if you are adding the ice. I, rightly or wrongly, figure once it melts you basically are left with semi-skimmed. That’s more volumn for the same amount! If you don’t have a ice-breaking blender I would suggest using a frozen banana. I keep a bag of bananas which are frozen, out of their skins of course, in the freezer to add to green smoothies or milkshakes. I often stock up if they are reduced to 20p for a massive bag as the older the better when you want to add sweetness.
I bought these strawberries for £1.30 for 400g in Lidl at the weekend and you don’t have to use organic whole milk if that’s not a priority for you. Overall the recipe comes in cheaper than the 99p packed with colours, sugars and bulking agents milkshakes you could buy. And unlike them these are the perfect afterschool snack or an accompaniment to breakfast or any meal.
Sugar-Free Strawberry Milkshake
- 200g hulled strawberries
- One banana
- 250ml whole milk
- Optional ice
- Step 1 1. Blend all ingredients together until completely smooth, place in glasses.
- Step 2 2. Blend a handful of ice until crushed and add to the milkshake.
- Step 3 3. Add a straw and serve!