Roasted Strawberry Milkshakes

I mentioned a few weeks back that grilling bacon was a revolutionary cooking technique for me to add to my kitchen repertoire.  Well, roasting strawberries is exactly on the same level of amazingness as grilling bacon is.  It seems almost sinful to take perfectly ripe summer strawberries and to stuff them in a hot oven but guys, I feel no guilt when I do it.  When I made those roasted strawberry, dark chocolate, and brie grilled cheese sandwiches earlier this year, I knew roasting summer strawberries would be even better.  And I was right.

Roasted Strawberry Milkshakes

I roasted probably close to 4 quarts a couple weeks ago and used them in various ways, including these milkshakes.  Roasted strawberry milkshakes?  Hells to the yes!  They are slightly more time-intensive than your regular milkshake due to roasting and cooling the strawberries, but my goodness, they are so so sooo worth it.  Of course, the strawberries can be roasted in advance and chilled for a few days so as to quicken time-to-dessert after dinner.  This is definitely my preference for how to do things.  And if you don’t feel like [or just plain don’t] make your own vanilla ice cream, store-bought ice cream will work fine.  Or…there’s always Talenti Tahitian vanilla bean gelato which, from personal experience, is like making a milkshake from heaven.  When a pint of Talenti costs less than the quart of milk I need buy to make the ice cream – on sale for $2.50 a couple weeks ago – you can bet your butt I’m going with the Talenti.  Anyway, the great thing about these shakes and roasting strawberries in general is that you don’t need summer strawberries – the process of roasting strawberries makes even the most mediocre berries quite amazing so even in the middle of winter (like for Valentine’s Day!), these shakes would be outstanding.

Roasted Strawberry Milkshakes

Total Time: 1 hour

Yield: 2 large servings

Ingredients

    For the roasted strawberries:
  • 2 quarts fresh strawberries, hulled and sliced in half lengthwise
  • ¼ cup granulated sugar
  • For the milkshakes:
  • 1 pint (2 cups) vanilla ice cream, slightly softened
  • All of the roasted strawberries and their juice
  • Up to 1 cup milk

Instructions

  1. To roast the strawberries: Preheat the oven to 400° F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Lay out the berries, pour the sugar over them, and toss until the berries are coated with sugar. Roast for about 30 minutes, until the berries are softened and have released their juice. Allow them to cool to room temperature on the pan then transfer the strawberries and the juice to an airtight container and chill thoroughly (about 30 minutes).
  2. To make the milkshakes: Add the ice cream, strawberries and juice, and some of the milk to a blender. Process until smooth, adding more milk to thin out the mixture to your desired shake consistency; add less milk for a spoonable dessert or more milk if you want to sip the shakes through a straw. Transfer the shake mixture to glasses and serve immediately.

Source

source: adapted from Not Without Salt

http://www.smells-like-home.com/2013/08/roasted-strawberry-milkshakes/

Roasted Strawberry Milkshakes

  • Prep Time: 15min (active) + 30min (inactive)
  • Cook Time: 30min
  • Yield: 2 large servings

Ingredients

For the roasted strawberries:
2 quarts fresh strawberries, hulled and sliced in half lengthwise
¼ cup granulated sugar

For the milkshakes:
1 pint (2 cups) vanilla ice cream, slightly softened
All of the roasted strawberries and their juices
Up to 1 cup milk

Instructions

  • 01

    To roast the strawberries: Preheat the oven to 400° F.  Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.  Lay out the berries, pour the sugar over them, and toss until the berries are coated with sugar.  Roast for about 30 minutes, until the berries are softened and have released their juice.  Allow them to cool to room temperature on the pan then transfer the strawberries and the juice to an airtight container and chill thoroughly (about 30 minutes).

  • 02

    To make the milkshakes: Add the ice cream, strawberries and juice, and some of the milk to a blender.  Process until smooth, adding more milk to thin out the mixture to your desired shake consistency; add less milk for a spoonable dessert or more milk if you want to sip the shakes through a straw.  Transfer the shake mixture to glasses and serve immediately.

adapted from Not Without Salt

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  • Warm Vanilla Sugar
    August 12, 2013 at 7:48 AM

    Loving this!! What a fun recipe!

  • Winnie
    August 12, 2013 at 9:18 AM

    I can’t wait to try this! You have me buying Talenti now, it is so delicious. I love the Belgium Choc., and the Salted Caramel, so now I will try the Vanilla! Thanks for the inspiration!

  • Fran Holmstrom
    August 12, 2013 at 10:47 AM

    Strawberry milkshakes using roasted strawberries? I’m on board! Looks amazingly delicious…

  • August 12, 2013 at 2:16 PM

    I love strawberry milkshakes and love the idea of roasting the berries first!

  • Josie
    August 13, 2013 at 9:11 AM

    Oh man, Tara, These look amazing. I need one like, now.

  • August 16, 2013 at 2:06 PM

    I need these in my life. Like rightthissecond.

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