Strawberry Milkshake Recipe

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Strawberries, vanilla ice cream, cream cheese, and milk all come together to make this incredible Strawberry Milkshake! Perfect for summer! While you have the blender out, you must try my *AMAZING* Tropical Smoothie recipe. Your whole family will love it!

strawberry shake in a glass with a straw and strawberry garnish

Add Cream Cheese to Your Milkshake?

This Strawberry Milkshake was something I made on a whim as a fun afternoon treat. Oh, my word. I forgot how delicious, fun, easy, fabulous, and amazing milkshakes are. By adding cream cheese to the blender, it brings this milkshake to the next level of tangy and creamy! Yum!


How to Make a Strawberry Milkshake

Just 5 simple ingredients to make the best strawberry milkshake you’ve ever had. For full details on how to make a Strawberry Milkshake, see the recipe card down below 🙂

Add Ingredients to Blender

Start off with some milk in your blender and add in strawberries and cream cheese.

Scoop in some vanilla bean ice cream into the blender too. Don’t be afraid to be heavy handed with the ice cream.

What kind of milk is best to use for milkshakes?

I would recommend using whole milk or 2% milk for milkshakes. For a creamy and smooth milkshake, you need the higher fat content that skim milk offers. You can use a vanilla greek yogurt or a plant based milk, like almond milk. It will alter the taste and texture slightly, but will still be delicious!

Can I use other berries?

Short answer- Yes. I mean it won’t be a strawberry milkshake anymore, but you can use whatever berries you have on hand and choose to use. You could even add a couple different berries (1 cup total) for a different version.

Blend Until Creamy + Smooth

Secure the lid and blend until smooth! Add as much or as little milk as you’d like to get desired consistency.

pink Milkshake Mixture

Pour into Glasses + Garnish with Whipped Cream and Fresh Strawberries

Pour into serving glasses and top with whipped cream (or make your own homemade whipped cream) and fresh strawberries. Perfection right here. If you like my strawberry milkshake on the thick side, use a spoon, but feel free to add more milk and use a straw.


Storing Leftover Strawberry Milkshake

While I highly recommend enjoying your milkshake right after you make it, you can store leftovers for later! Simply put any remaining milkshake in an airtight, freezer safe container and store in the freezer. Strawberry Milkshakes will stay fresh and tasty in the freezer for 1-2 months. After that, they don’t taste as good as they did on day one.

To revive your frozen milkshake, remove from the freezer and allow it to sit on the counter for 5-10 minutes. Stir and enjoy.

Love Strawberry Milkshakes? Give These Sweet Treats a Try!

Enjoy this one guys! Perfect treat for the family! 🙂

The printable recipe card is down below.

strawberry milkshakes in a glass with straw
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5 from 6 votes

Strawberry Milkshake Recipe

Strawberries, vanilla ice cream, cream cheese, and milk all come together to make this incredible Strawberry Milkshake!
servings 2 large servings
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 0 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes


  • 1/2-1 cup milk
  • 2 cups vanilla bean ice cream
  • 1 cup fresh strawberries
  • 2 oz cream cheese
  • Spray Cream + fresh strawberries for garnish if desired


  • Start off with some milk in your blender and add in strawberries and cream cheese.
    Strawberries and cream in a blender
  • Now comes the good stuff. Scoop in some vanilla bean ice cream into the blender too. Don’t go easy on this stuff.
    Ice Cream
  • Add the lid and blend until smooth! Add as much or as little milk as you’d like to get desired consistency.
    Strawberry Milkshake Mixture
  • Pour into serving glasses and top with whipped cream and fresh strawberries.
    Strawberry Milkshake


Calories: 430kcal | Carbohydrates: 41g | Protein: 9g | Fat: 26g | Saturated Fat: 16g | Cholesterol: 95mg | Sodium: 224mg | Potassium: 492mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 36g | Vitamin A: 1035IU | Vitamin C: 43mg | Calcium: 277mg | Iron: 1mg
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: strawberry milkshake

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  1. Kim

    5 stars
    Hi,i just copied down your strawberry cheesecake milkshake recipe,it looks so good and tastey that i am going to make this milkshake at the end of this month after i buy the ingredients to make it in my blender.unfortunately i have a magic bullet blender for one person and i was wondering how i can make it to fit in my blender.
    I am also lactose intolerant so i have to use natrel 2% milk and natrel vanilla ice cream and i am fine and ok with the strawberries,cream cheese and the spray cream.

  2. amelia

    i think this looks really good and i am going to try it one day with my grannie because we both like baking and cooking together

  3. Andrea @ Recipes For Divine Living

    You have no idea how good that sounds to me. Perfect timing too. Just bought some awesome strawberries.

  4. Dan

    Nice recipe Lauren!

    For those who want a lower-fat alternative I do something very similar, but I omit the ice cream and substitute buttermilk for the normal milk in the shake. I know it sounds gross, but it is amazing and low fat/calories compared to cream cheese!

  5. Sarah E.

    5 stars
    I made a blueberry version of this milkshake for a cooking challenge. It was such a great milkshake – I definitely want to try it with strawberries! Thank you for sharing it 🙂

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  7. Deborah

    The one fruit my daughter will *always* eat are strawberries. I’m betting I’d get quite a few I love yous if I made some of these up!

  8. Liz @ iheartvegetables

    Woah this looks SO deliciously fruity and creamy! The perfect summer treat! I’m glad pinterest led me to your blog! 😉

  9. Baking Serendipity

    Adding the cream cheese is genius! I love this 🙂 And your fruit aversion totally cracks me up. I did the same thing with vegetables growing up, and now that I’m older and married (but no kid yet!) have finally come around to love them.

  10. Erika - The Teenage Taste

    I’ve been in love with strawberries for as long as I can remember, so I’m thinking I’d love this! Heck, with all this hot weather we’ve been having I could use a nice milkshake. Yum! 😀

  11. Anna @ hiddenponies

    My husband would love me forever if I made these, thanks for the idea! I see milkshakes being a regular summer treat around here now!

  12. Shirley

    I would have slurped this up as a child or adult. I don’t think I was crazy about strawberries as a kid, but I did like that strawberry-flavored liquid antibiotic. Who didn’t? This looks infinitely better, and I fully endorse the mountain of whipped cream!

  13. bestfoodies

    When I was pregnant milkshakes were my thing and it never went away. I never even thought of combining milk shake with cheesecake….yummy!

  14. Ali @ Gimme Some Oven

    I lovvvvvvvvve strawberry milkshakes! So glad you eventually came around to the strawberry-love too. These look great!

  15. Kathryn

    If only I had a yard!

    I don’t often have milkshakes because there doesn’t seem to be a natural time of day to eat them (I think maybe I’m just weird) but this looks super-yummy!

  16. VJ Kloosterman

    What kind of blender do you have? Do you like it? I shy away from anything that needs to be blended as mine never seems to do a great job!

  17. Averie @ Averie Cooks

    It’s so hard being a mom some days! I can relate to your story, 100%. I had to be extremely careful with what I ate, too.

    This milkshake looks incredible!

  18. Chung-Ah | Damn Delicious

    This really does look like absolute perfection! I might just have this post-workout as a little treat 🙂

  19. Georgia @ The Comfort of Cooking

    Holy yum! This looks like it would go down so smooth… Delicious, decadent dessert of a drink! That’s a lot of d’s…

  20. Heather of Kitchen Concoctions

    OMG! I literally just made a strawberry cheesecake milkshake! Great minds think alike! What i can’t get over is how you used to not like fruit. I seriously can get my mind around that!

  21. Barbara @ Barbara Bakes

    I’ve been wanting to make strawberry shakes at home with my new BlendTec. I’ll have to give this a try.

  22. Denise@BeBetsy

    Oh that look so good and refereshing! “But then I got married. And knocked up” Have a great weekend! (Hey check out our PInterest Contest!)

  23. Tara @ Chip Chip Hooray

    Heck yes! I would totally drink this for breakfast. There’s fruit in it!! Plus TGIF and all that. 😉

  24. Julie @ Table for Two

    i’m glad you ended up liking strawberries because they’re sooo good! i will have a yard soon…so i’ll be perched there waiting for the boys..wait, what?

  25. Julia {The Roasted Root}

    I love your story and also love that out of your experience came a delicious milkshake treat. If you through some chunks of cake in there or graham cracker, I’d probably have this every single night for dessert. Never thought to put cream cheese in a milkshake and by golly I think it’s brilliant!

  26. Carrie @ Bakeaholic Mama

    ahhh this looks SO good. I love strawberry frappes and shakes… never thought to add cream cheese!