A sweet berry vanilla cupcake transformed into a thick vegan Strawberry Cupcake Milkshake. Three creamy layers, whipped cream, sprinkles–it’s chilly dessert through a straw!
Today I’m clinking virtual milkshake glasses with the ever so talented Leah of the blog Love Me, Feed Me. We have similar sweet snacky styles, so we decided to do a mini milkshake collaboration! Mini referring to the collab since it is just the two of us, the milkshakes are certainly not mini. Not at all. In fact the milkshakes are a bit over the top in a sweet creamy perfect-for-summer way.
While brainstorming for this recipe I had so many delicious ideas worthy of a tall glass and a rainbow straw come into my milkshake-wanting mind.
Many Most of them chocolatey. But I have been posting a lot of chocolate recipes lately (like these cookies and these bars and these bars), so I wanted to keep this one not chocolate.
Don’t worry, I wrote all those chocolatey concepts down. With 2+ months of summer left, there is still plenty of time for more milkshake recipes. Plus I had a hunch Leah might go in the chocolatey direction.
Strawberry Cupcake Milkshake
Strawberries are one thing that have not shown their seedy little berry selves around here in a while. And they are pretty infamous for making amazing milkshakes.
A strawberry milkshake, while delicious, isn’t anything new. A strawberry CUPCAKE milkshake that tastes like actual cupcake because there is an entire cupcake blended right cupcake in. Now that is something to crave.
I used one of my Everything-Free Vanilla Cupcakes in this milkshake, but you can use any vanilla cupcake you love. If you’ve never blended a cupcake, you must. It literally tastes like liquid cake. And an extra cupcake on top looks pretty cute too. A little something to snack while you sip.
Milkshake or Smoothie?
To anyone who says this is a smoothie, not a milkshake, answer one question: Does drinking a milkshake for breakfast sound like something you would be in to?
I thought so.
Then put your prejudice towards banana-based beverages called milkshakes aside and grab a straw! Or if it really means that much to you throw a scoop of vegan ice cream in there, it certainly can’t hurt.
Creamy chilly texture. Whipped cream on top. Sprinkles. A striped straw. Dessert-level of deliciousness. It’s a milkshake in my book!
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Leah’s Mouthwatering Milkshake
Enough about this pink drink, you have to see the epic milkshake Leah blended up! I wish I could sneak a straw right into that chocolatey goodness. Leah is one of my absolute favorite bloggers, recipe creators, writers, and just human beings.
She is ridiculously creative! I have tried many of her recipes like these bars and this cake and these deliciously fun cups–all amazing and 100% recommended! And there are so many others I can’t wait to sink my snack-loving teeth into, especially these fruity crispy treats and this perfect little cupcake.
Strawberry Cupcake Milkshake | Collab with Love Me, Feed Me
- 1/4 cup frozen strawberries
- 1/4 cup unsweetened shredded coconut
Strawberry Whipped Cream
- 1 can of full fat coconut milk chilled overnight
- 1 tbsp strawberry sauce above
Strawberry Milkshake Layer
- 1 cup frozen strawberries
- Plant milk to blend
- Optional: 1 frozen banana for extra creaminess
Cupcake Milkshake Layer
- 2 frozen bananas
- 1 Everything-Free Vanilla Cupcake
- Plant milk to blend
b]Sprinkles:[/b] Follow directions from [this recipe but with strawberries instead of raspberries.
Strawberry Whipped Cream: Scoop out the solid cream from the can of coconut milk. Whisk/beat until light and smooth. Add 1 tbsp of strawberry sauce. Whisk to combine. Transfer to a piping bag and chill for at least an hour to thicken.
Strawberry Sauce: Combine all the ingredients in a sauce pan. Bring to a simmer. Simmer over medium heat for about 10 mins until thickened. Allow to cool completely.
Strawberry Milkshake Layer: Blend till smooth. Set aside.
Cupcake Milkshake Layer: Blend till smooth. Set aside.
Layer your milkshake--sauce, strawberry layer, cupcake layer, whipped cream, sprinkles, fresh strawberries, mini cupcake on top. Add a pretty straw and enjoy!