There is nothing quite like fresh, in-season raspberries. They are the perfect balance of sweet and tart and always exceptionally juicy. And they are the perfect balance for sweet and creamy vanilla ice cream in a raspberry milkshake. Easy to make and full of fresh raspberry flavor, this is one milkshake you have got to try.
I feel like milkshakes are pretty much a universally loved treat. I mean it's ice cream, a little milk and whatever amazing thing you can think up to make it what you want, like cookies and cream, caramelized pineapple and nutella...for this recipe we are doing a raspberry milkshake made with sweet and tart raspberries that are in season and extra delicious.
Why you'll love this milkshake
Milkshake recipes are super simple to follow, and once you have the right ratio of liquid to ice cream, you're guaranteed to have a perfect milkshake everytime. Here's why a raspberry milkshake is so great:
- Fresh raspberries. Which happen to be in season right now, but you can totally use frozen if needed.
- The vanilla ice cream blended with the raspberries helps mellow out some of the raspberries' tartness and adds a creamy smooth taste.
- The perfect milkshake base. Begrudgingly (ha!), I have made a ton of milkshakes and have figured out the perfect ratio of ice cream to liquid for any and all milkshakes you want to make. It is thick, but not too thick that you can't get it through a straw.
- It is quick and easy to make. Five minutes of time and a blender and you've got this delicious raspberry milkshake.
Three ingredients is all you need!
- Vanilla ice cream
- Raspberries. You can use fresh or frozen ones, but I used fresh.
To get the perfect ratio of ice cream to milk in a milkshakes here's what you need:
- Three large scoops of ice cream. Each scoop is approximately ½ cup, so you can also measure 1 ½ cups of ice cream.
- ½ cup liquid (this includes ANY liquid you add to a milkshake, milk, vanilla extract, caramel sauce, chocolate syrup).
Everything in the blender and blend until creamy. Easy as can be!
Ingredient swaps and variations
Milkshake recipes are super adaptable and things can be added to make them different or unique. Here is some ideas to change up a raspberry milkshake
- Make it a multi berry milkshake. Throw is some blackberries, blueberries or strawberries.
- Add chocolate syrup. Sub out some of the milk for chocolate syrup to make it a chocolate raspberry milkshake
- Add a banana
- Try to make it a little healthy and add some yogurt
- Soften your ice cream before blending. Just leave on counter for about 5-10 minutes before scooping.
- Use whole milk if possible, it will make your shake less icy and more creamy.
- Don't use heavy cream in place of the milk. It may sound like a good idea and like you'll end up with an extra rich milkshake, but what you'll really end up with is chunks of basically butter, and it is gross.
Other milkshake and frozen drinks to try
In addition to the raspberry milkshake and the others I mentioned, here are some other great frozen treats
- 1 ½ cups vanilla ice cream three large scoops
- ½ cup whole milk
- ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 cup raspberries fresh or frozen
- Put the ice cream, milk, vanilla and raspberries in a blender. Begin blending on low, and increase speed, until everything is completely blended.
- Pour into glasses and top with whipped cream.