Ice Cold Berry Milkshakes

There’s nothing quite so satisfying as an ice cold vanilla milkshake on a hot summer afternoon. The challenge? Aside from often insane calories, many of the milkshakes available from fast food outlets are filled with extra ingredients that can irritate, such as preservatives, colorings and flavorings.

I find it better to make my milkshakes at home, using high quality products and low acid organic fruits. The good news is that you can add ice to reduce calories and dilute the residual acid of the fruit.

Lactose intolerant?? Simply use coconut or almond milk products. Don’t forget to use an acid reducer, especially if you’re using a more acidic fruit like strawberry!

Berry Milkshakes


  • 1 cup low fat milk (substitutes: coconut milk, almond milk or lactose free milk)
  • 2 or 3 scoops vanilla ice cream (substitutes: coconut milk ice cream, almond milk ice cream, or frozen yogurt)
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • Sugar to taste (substitute: 1/2 a frozen banana can add sweetness and thickness.)
  • Your choice of fruit or fresh herb (1/2 cup of shredded coconut, blueberries or blackberries. You can even use a few fresh mint leaves!)
  • 1 scoop of ice is you prefer an icier drink (optional)
  • Whip cream (optional)

Place all ingredients in a blender and mix until proper thickness. Top with whipped cream and enjoy!

By | 2018-06-04T01:36:50+00:00 April 25th, 2018|Beverages, Flavor Fun, Fruit|Comments Off on Ice Cold Berry Milkshakes

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Jill Osborne is the president and founder of the Interstitial Cystitis Network, a health education company dedicated to interstitial cystitis, bladder pain syndrome and other pelvic pain disorders. She is the editor of the IC Chef Cookbook (2015) and serves as editor of the IC Optimist quarterly magazine. She spends the majority of her time developing new, internet based educational and support tools for IC patients, including the “Living with IC” video series currently on YouTube and the ICN Food List smartphone app! My Google Profile+