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Strawberry Shortcake Milkshake

Creamy, fruity, and strawberry sweet- this Strawberry Shortcake Milkshake satisfies the sweet tooth and fills the belly. Perfect for Valentine’s Day, pool days, BBQ’s, picnics and as a simple everyday dessert idea, you can’t go wrong with choosing to serve this Easy Shortcake Milkshake all year long.

You don't have to have plain and boring milkshakes anymore. Forget a chocolate or vanilla milkshake when you're looking for a tasty treat... You've gotta try this super easy Strawberry Shortcake Milkshake.

Enjoy the amazing flavors of a classic Strawberry Shortcake without all the hard work and labor that goes into making one. Instead, make this fantastic homemade milkshake recipe. It's the perfect summer treat.

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Why You’ll Love This Easy Milkshake

  • Just enough sweetness but not too overwhelming
  • Simple dessert or treat that both kids and adults will like
  • Made with swirls of shortbread that really enhance that strawberry shortcake flavor
  • Homemade anything tastes better than store bought!
  • Easily customizable
Strawberries and shortbread on a countertop.

Milkshake Recipe Ingredients

  • Strawberries
  • Vanilla ice cream
  • Ice
  • Milk
  • Shortbread
  • Whipped Topping

Tools To Have On Hand

Ice Cream Scoop

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Measuring Cups

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Mason Jars for Serving

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How To Make The Best Strawberry Shortcake Milkshake

  1. Add ice cream, ice, berries and milk to your blender and blend. Depending on the consistency, you may need to add a little more milk.
  2. Toss in your shortbread and blend again before pouring into your Mason Jar, topping with whipped topping and adding your shortbread and fresh strawberry garnishes.

What Is The Difference Between Shortcake And Shortbread

Shortcake and shortbread are similar, but are definitely different. Shortcake uses vegetable fat instead of butter and also uses baking powder, which help give it that fluffy, spongy texture. Typically, shortcake is usually split and has a layer of fruit inside.

On the other hand, shortbread is thicker usually because of the amount of butter used (a lot). A classic shortbread recipe usually uses one part sugar to two parts butter and that extra part of butter helps it get nice and thick from the increased fat content.

Strawberries, shortbread and whipped cream on top a milkshake in a jar.

Variations To Try

Add strawberry preserves or jams- if you have some homemade preserves or jam you want to use, add a dollop into your milkshake mixture or drizzle some on top.

Add drizzle toppings- add toppings like chocolate sauce, easy caramel sauce, peanut butter drizzle, etc.

Add more garnishes- add things like peanuts, walnuts, any chopped nuts, mini chocolate chips, white chocolate chips, sprinkles, etc to really take this milkshake to the next level.

Add pound cake- add a slice of pound cake to the milkshake mixture or as a garnish on top.

Swap out fruit- out of strawberries? Try a handful of blueberries, peaches, raspberries or blackberries.

Swap out ice cream- try other ice cream flavors, for even more strawberry flavor, try strawberry ice cream (grab our homemade recipe coming soon).

Swap milk- try any variation of milk you need to use. Some options to try are oatmilk, almond milk, coconut milk, soy milk, goats milk, etc. You can even make this a dairy free strawberry shortcake milkshake by using a dairy free milk option and ice cream option.

Swap shortbread for actual shortcake- this may change the consistency of your shake, as the shortcake is more spongy than shortbread, but it will bring even more authentic flavor to this drink.

Strawberry Shortcake Shake in a jar.

Tips & Tricks

  • If you prefer to have a layered milkshake, add your layers and freeze in between layers, kind of like an actual strawberry shortcake.
  • Feel free to adjust ingredients as needed, more or less ice, ice cream or milk to make it the consistency and creaminess you're looking for.
  • You can use fresh or frozen strawberries, both will work. We prefer fresh just to add more flavor.
  • For a really rich, creamy milkshake, swap milk for fresh cream.
  • Adding a bit of white sugar brings out the sweetness from the strawberries.
  • Make your own shortcake or shortbread to bring out all the amazing flavors, or you can use storebought when you're short on time like we were!
  • If your shake is a little thicker than you planned but you've already poured it, just grab a spoon and enjoy it!

How Do You Thicken This Shake?

Not a worry friends!!! If your shake is too runny, add another scoop of ice cream! That should do the trick.

How Do You Thin Your Milkshake?

If your milkshake is too thick, star by adding a bit more milk or cream. You can add more ice, but milk will keep the milkshake creamy tasting.

Milkshake in a blender.

Can You Freeze This Milkshake?

We don't really recommend freezing this milkshake once you make it. But, if you're in a pinch and can't enjoy all your shake, we guess you could freeze it.

It will change the consistency of the shake once you take it out of the freezer to thaw though.

How Long Is This Shake Good For?

Given that it's a frozen dessert, and on top of that, a frozen dessert with dairy in it, we recommend enjoying this dessert immediately once you make it.

Other Recipes

Want some more tasty drinks and dessert drinks to try out? Check out these below:

Cranberry Bourbon Slush | This is a delicious cocktail that is made with your favorite bourbon whiskey and cranberries.

Gingerbread White Russian Cocktail | This is almost a milkshake type drink with the creaminess from the White Russian.

Easy Strawberry Protein Shake | It's a great way to ensure you get your necessary protein in while enjoying a healthy, fruity shake.

Strawberry Hard Seltzer | Easy, light and bubbly spiked seltzer for you to try.

A handled jar of Strawberry Shortcake Milkshake with toppings, sitting on a dish towel in front of a bowl of fresh strawberries.

Strawberry Shortcake Milkshake

An easy, thick, fruity, creamy and rich Strawberry Shortcake Milkshake is a simple dessert that both kids and adults will rave over.
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Strawberry Shortcake Milkshake
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 1 shake
Author: Mason Jar Recipe


  • 2 scoops vanilla ice cream
  • 1 cup ice
  • 1 cup milk possibly more
  • 4 strawberries green tops removed on 3
  • 2 pieces shortbread 1 for topping
  • Whipped topping for topping the shake with


  • Add ice cream, ice, berries and milk to your blender and blend. Depending on the consistency, you may need to add a little more milk.
  • Toss in your shortbread and blend again before pouring into your Mason Jar, topping with whipped topping and adding your shortbread and fresh strawberry garnishes.

Nutritional Disclaimer

These Nutritional Facts are ESTIMATED. Your actual nutritional info with this recipe may vary depending on the brands you choose. “Mason Jar Recipe” is not a registered dietician or nutritionist. The provided nutritional info above is based on a generic calculator, if you want more accurate info, use your nutritional calculator of choice where you can choose brands and get more info that way.

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