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Fresh Strawberry Milkshake

Fresh Strawberry Milkshake
5 votes, 4.60 avg. rating (89% score)
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Yield: about 2-1/2 cups

Thick, rich, and frosty.
Fresh Strawberry Milkshake

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 cup vanilla ice cream
  • 1 cup strawberries

Instructions:

Combine ingredients in blender and blend until thick and smooth. Use different berries, proceeding as above, and concoct milk shakes of entirely different flavors.
Updated Thursday, May 26th, 2011
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17 Responses to Fresh Strawberry Milkshake

  1. Polly April 24, 2014 at 7:41 am #

    A milkshake didn’t include ice cream when I was growing up in New England – just milk and flavoring. This would be called a frappe!

  2. Mary April 24, 2014 at 9:55 pm #

    No, that would be a cabinet!

  3. Carol April 25, 2014 at 7:15 am #

    I grew up in and still live in New England . A ” cabinet ” contains ice cream .

  4. Kate April 25, 2014 at 7:49 am #

    I grew up in New England as well and I also worked in an ice cream parlor when I was a teenager and, yes, a cabinet contains ice cream – it is just the old time New England word for a milkshake. Though I do wonder about the origins of the name- does anyone know?

  5. Joan L. April 25, 2014 at 3:55 pm #

    A milk shake was definitely just milk & syrup.
    A frappe was , milk and ice cream &. Flavoring.
    In and around Boston & South Shore…all my life.
    Here in CT…they call a milk shake ….a shake..but if you slip
    And ask for a frappe, they stare at you!

  6. Al W April 26, 2014 at 10:55 am #

    I am 68 and have lived in NH, Boston area and Western Mass area. Never heard of a cabinet. Frappe was syrup, milk and ice cream. Milk shake was syrup and milk.

  7. G Kurtz April 26, 2014 at 12:06 pm #

    In the Canadian west, (Saskatoon Saskatchewan) we call it a milkshake. I always thought a frappe was thin and had no ice cream, and hence glorified chocolate milk, and I have never heard of a cabinet.

  8. MCVK April 26, 2014 at 12:17 pm #

    The “Dictionary of American Regional English” (Harvard Press) would have definitions and explanations for cabinet, milkshake and frappe; it would also tell you in what part of the country each term is used. Your local library should have a set (there are several volumes, A-Z) in their reference section. It’s actually fun to read, esp. to compare faucet/spigot, frying pan/skillet, and all those other regionalisms.

  9. Marilyn April 26, 2014 at 1:09 pm #

    In Yankee-land this is a frappe. Are Yankee Magazine’s editors from away??

    • Brenda Darroch April 28, 2014 at 4:49 pm #

      Hi Marilyn,
      Our editors here at Yankee are from all over New England.

  10. Dave April 26, 2014 at 1:32 pm #

    I was brought up in Nashua N.H. it was always called a Frappe… Vanilla, Chocolate, Strawberry, or Coffee Frappe…MMM!!! Coffee Frappe…

  11. Karen Leh April 26, 2014 at 2:54 pm #

    Remember Friendly’s used to all them Fribbles. I lived in Chicopee Falls Ma in the 70′s Westover AFB

  12. Carrie Price April 26, 2014 at 3:58 pm #

    Order a chocolate milk and you get chocolate syrup and milk, a milkshake has ice cream in it, you got a frappe at Friendlys. Never heard of a cabinet-Southern Ct

  13. Barbara April 26, 2014 at 8:21 pm #

    Milkshakes are milk and syrup and Frappes have added ice cream, from Western Massachusetts.

  14. milly April 26, 2014 at 9:19 pm #

    never heard of a cabinet but a drink with milk, ice cream (lots is better!) and flavored syrup or fruit is definitely a frappe. Milkshake was milk that was, well, shaken with syrup!

  15. Nancy Smith June 2, 2014 at 5:38 pm #

    I lived in Rhode Island until the age of 8. A cabinet has milk, flavoring and ice cream. At age 8 we moved to Massachusetts, and lo and behold, a cabinet is called a frappe!

  16. Lucy Baldwin June 21, 2014 at 12:51 pm #

    See this clarifying article: Drinking a Cabinet

    http://www.cbheller.com/drinking_a_cabinet__how_to_talk_like_a_new_englander_47756.htm

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