Before you go thinking I'm crazy, just hear me out. Yes, I roasted some strawberries and then blended them up into a milkshake. I read about this on Food52 just this morning, and I could not resist giving this a try with some berries I picked up at the market yesterday. Is this a bit more effort than your usual milkshake? Well, yes. But, is it worth it? Oh my, yes it is. You can do the roasting up to a day ahead of time. This would be a lovely 4th of July dessert, especially if you float a few blueberries on top. Alternatively, you could freeze this shake solid into popsicle molds.
Roasted Strawberry Milkshakes
adapted slightly from food52.com
- 1 lb strawberries, hulled and halved-
- 2 T turbinado (aka raw) sugar
- 5 thin slices lemon
- pinch of salt
- 1 pint good vanilla ice cream
- 1/2 cup milk
- 3 fresh mint leaves
Line a rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper and toss strawberries with sugar. Sprinkle with salt and lay the lemon slices evenly over the top. Roast at 375 for 30 minutes, stirring once. These berries taste SO SO good!
Remove lemon slices and cool the berries completely (or stick in the fridge for a day). Add strawberries and their juices, milk, ice cream, and mint leaves to blender and blend until smooth. This will give you about 2 regular, or 3 small shakes. Delish.