All you need is 4 ingredients to make this sweet and creamy strawberry banana milkshake.
Now, you might be thinking to yourself, “Self…Why is Heidi posting Strawberry Banana Shakes when its not even St. Patrick’s Day? Where’s the green minty shake? The Easter Egg colored Smoothie?”
I’ll give you two reasons for this shake. Smudge and her friend K.K.’s a request for a sweet afternoon treat. See, now that the weather has finally made a turn—70 degrees is in the forecast today and I’m going skiing to celebrate—the girls decided it was high time to ditch the snowpants and break out the shorts, tanks and lounge cushions.
Shakes are a summertime staple around here but with sweet, spring strawberries hitting the stores we think it’s high time to take an early plunge into shake making. Oh, that poor dog in a dress.
One of our standing traditions after Smudge visits the dentist, and if she gets a clean bill of dental goodness—Hey mom, look! No cavities yet!—all bets are paid up and its time to get a milkshake. That’s when we head to Iceberg.
Utah has some of the best shake drive-ins around and between Iceberg and Burger Bar, a Guy Fieri Triple D favorite, locals have no shortage of above the rim sweet treats whose servings sizes are better suited for a family of 3 than just a single serving.
Their over the rim shakes are so thick, so creamy you’d need a NASCAR horsepowered sucking machine to be able to get any of it through a straw. In fact they don’t even give you a straw with your order. These are spooners not suckers.
I don’t know if I’ve ever finished even a small size=as big as your head. And that’s why we also like to shake it up at home.
I’m not sure what happened to the name MILKSHAKE around these parts because we just call them SHAKES. Somewhere down the line the MILK got lost. It’s the UT accent, similar to how ‘mountain’ comes out sounding like MOUN-IN or when an “S” gets added to Nordstrom: “I’m going shopping at Nordstrom’S” (hello, it isn’t plural.) Lazy or lackadaisical in our Western ways of enunciation? Come to UT and you can decide.
The shakes we like to make and eat at home are packed with fruit, a few big scoops of vanilla ice cream and blend up smooth enough to drink through a straw—a necessity since these straws are our favorites and used at just about every meal by an 8 year old strawberry loving redhead I know.
Speaking of shakes, specifically the Harlem Shake variety, this is the only one you need to see and boy howdy is it worth the watch. He is my boy!
Now I am ready to shake. Dance, shake and cool off with some ice cream. Or become a vegan. Either way I’m converted.
Soak up some sun, listen to your cravings, enjoy some Justin Timberlake and take some time to act like an 8 year old at the first blush of spring.
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Liz @ FloatingKitchen
Beautiful photos of the girls (and the shakes too :-)). We had hail in Seattle last night. It certainly did not feel like spring. So I really need one of these shakes to get me in the mood!
a farmer in the dell
We just ordered our strawberry starts for our farm. I can’t wait to make this milkshake in a few months! Yum!
Spring is on it’s way, sunshine, precious girls and strawberries especially in shakes. We’re all ready. Big hugs.
I’ve just found your site and I’m so glad I did. It’s beautiful. I love your photography and this milkshake is making me nuts! I was just about to go to bed…I may break the blender out first! :D
You can make any shake gorgeous!
Beautiful pictures, and I would love to know where to get these pretty straws (I live in Switzerland) :)
Rachel @ Baked by Rachel
So simple and yet so completely perfect, plus those straws are way too cute!
Laura (Tutti Dolci)
Yes please to a creamy milkshake!
Ashley @ Wishes and Dishes
I love the straws!! Where did you find those? This makes me want a milkshake in a bad way!
Stefanie @ Sarcastic Cooking
Umm, I say NordstromS too. I do not know where that came from. Some people out here in Chicago say, “I have to go to the JewelS to pick up groceries.” It is too funny. I cannot believe the size of that shake!!! Wowzers. This shake makes me want spring so bad!!!! No more snow and milkshakes for all!
…loving the sunbathers (especially the one wearing a tutu) with SNOW in the background & on the roof of house ! Girls are precious.
Thanks Judith, I just love them too :)
shelly (cookies and cups)
I need a milkshake baaad. And I obviously need to get to Utah..that shake with the spoon…oh my!
Next time you’re on the road out West, swing by and the shake will be my treat :)
Use a frozen banana and cut out the ice cream for a less calorie packed option. Just as delicious! And I think we should get our dogs all dressed up for a stroll around the park :)
Michelle, I love this idea and do it all the time with smoothies, but usually add in some greek yogurt to thicken things up even more. I’m ready for the stroll, this weekend, let’s do it.
Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar
I am sooo into this. Common spring! Melt that snow!
Jen @ Savory Simple
One of my favorite flavor combinations :)
My hubby just had a clean bill of slate at the dentist…this would be a special treat!
Bev @ Bev Cooks
Tooooootally. Can’t stop with the JT. And now I need to cannonball into one of these shakes.
“show you a few thiiiiiings. about loooooooove.” Ugh.
Kare @ Kitchen Treaty
Yay, I am SO excited summer is coming! These remind me of that. Yummm. I’m coveting your straws, too. And the girls (and dog) – very cute.
Ha ha..JT should become a SNL regular… These shakes look yummy.. strawberries, bananas and ice cream.. you can never go wrong with that combination. :)
Oh Erika, JT as a regular on SNL would be my dream. But then, would it be special?
Jennifer @ Peanut Butter and Peppers
Love it! Banana and Strawberry are one of my favorite combos!!
Angela @ Eat Spin Run Repeat
Those straws are amazing!! It almost felt like milkshake weather here on the weekend, but I’ve just woken up to about 5 inches of snow so spring isn’t feeling as close any more! Send some of your warm weather this way! :)
Rosie @ Blueberry Kitchen
Oh yum, your milkshakes look delicious!
Averie @ Averie Cooks
Great looking shake and those straws are soooo cute, too!