This Chocolate Covered Strawberry Cheesecake Milkshake is over the top. Vanilla ice cream, sweet ripe strawberries, cream cheese, chocolate sauce and whipped cream all come together to make an out-of-this world milkshake.
A big thank you to California Strawberries for sponsoring this recipe. You can check out their website for more tips and recipes using their juicy California Strawberries. Although I was compensated for this recipe, the opinions expressed are completely my own.
There aren’t a lot of local restaurants that I trust to prepare a safe gluten-free meal. There was one diner, however, that I knew I could order from safely.
I spoke to the owner and I knew that they really understood what it meant to safely prepare a gluten free meal. They knew about cross contamination and did what they could to decrease the chances of it happening.
In addition to great gluten free burgers and fries, I would occasionally treat myself to a Strawberry Milkshake when we ate there. They always used a fresh container of ice cream to ensure there were no crumbs from ice cream cones in there. And these milkshakes were THICK. Sipping on that milkshake took effort.
Sadly, this restaurant just recently closed, and along with it went my strawberry milkshakes. I decided to try to make a kicked-up version of their strawberry shake at home. And let me tell you, these Chocolate Covered Strawberry Cheesecake Milkshakes did not disappoint.
I used vanilla ice cream because finding strawberry ice cream in my town is apparently impossible. Thankfully finding California Strawberries wasn’t hard to do. These juicy red berries are actually in season now, making them readily available in all grocery stores.
If you can find gluten free strawberry ice cream, feel free to use it in addition to the California Strawberries for a boosted strawberry flavor. However, the strawberry flavor is still prominent using vanilla ice cream too.
Did you know that only 8 strawberries is equal to one serving of fruit? One serving has only 50 calories and is not only a great source of fibre, but also has more vitamin C than an orange. You read that right.
Eight California Strawberries has more vitamin C than an orange. This time of year my family needs the extra vitamin C to boost our immune systems.
Getting my kids to eat a serving of strawberries isn’t difficult at all, especially when you can eat them pretty much anywhere. I often cut them up and put them in their lunch kits. California Strawberries also make a great night snack, without giving anyone a sugar high before bed.
Looking for more recipes starring juicy strawberries? How about:
Chocolate Covered Strawberry Cheesecake Milkshake recipe:
- 1/4 cup bought chocolate ice cream topping (divided)
- 1/2 cup gluten free graham cracker crumbs (optional, for rim of glass)
- 2-3 cups gluten free vanilla ice cream
- 1 cup cut up California Strawberries
- 1/2 cup milk
- 4 Tablespoons (2 oz) cream cheese, softened
- Whipped cream for garnish
To prepare the cups:
- Pour the chocolate sauce into a shallow bowl, wide enough for the rim of your cup to fit. Add your graham wafer crumbs to another bowl.
- Dip the rims of cups into the chocolate sauce, followed by the graham wafer crumbs.
- Divide the remaining chocolate sauce in the bowl between the two cups. Coat the inside of the cups by tilting the cup, and letting the chocolate sauce run up the side of the cups. Set aside.
- Add the ice cream, strawberries, milk and cream cheese to the blender. Blend on a low speed to get all the ingredients incorporated, then increase to a medium speed. Blend until smooth.
- Divide the milkshake between the two prepared glasses.
- Top with whipped cream.
- You can garnish the milkshakes with a strawberry dipped in chocolate sauce, sprinkled with graham crumbs. Enjoy.
FOR BOOSTED FLAVOR: If you can find gluten free strawberry ice cream, feel free to use it in addition to the California Strawberries for a boosted strawberry flavor. However, the strawberry flavor is still prominent using vanilla ice cream too.