Well friends, it's been an insanely busy few weeks. We are in our new home and enjoying getting settled for all that's worth. And the kitchen is gorgeous! My husband worked so hard on it for me and it is really beautiful. Anyways, I haven't been able to get back to the swing of things with cooking, baking and making meals more easy through all the busy-ness. But, there was time for fresh berries and a milkshake. It was defiantly a treat on this hot and humid day. It really reminded me a lot of being a kid and making milkshakes, minus good ingredients like fresh fruit and coconut ice cream. It was a special treat after all the hard work we've been doing...a long awaited refreshment. A special little something to make it through. It was fabulous, and so easy too.
Fresh picked strawberries are in full season here in Michigan. I found these at the local farmer's market. They were full of flavor, juicy, and perfect in every way. You gotta love the freshest strawberries from the farm. They just cannot compare to strawberries being shipped in from the southern states or California. (a tip for the sensitive out there: always make sure you are buying pesticide-free berries, whether they are local or organic). These berries are dessert enough by themselves and then to add coconut ice cream. I feel like I am sinning. Purely decadent! And that's the name of the ice cream to boot. You can't go wrong with vegan coconut ice cream by So Delicious. You will fall in love and never go back to any other vegan ice cream. The. best. ever.
I also added some fresh raspberries and blackberries that I had in the fridge. It made this milkshake full of great flavor and color. This recipe is really as easy and buying fresh berries and coconut ice cream, so feel free to use your creativity here! Eating gluten-free and vegan doesn't have to be miserable. It is fantastic and fabulous in every way!
Milkshakes for Two Recipe
1 pint of So Delicious Purely Decadent Coconut vanilla ice cream
3 cups of fresh berries, I used 2 cups of strawberries, and 1 cup of black and raspberries
1/2 cup of almond milk, rice milk or even more coconut milk (just to get things mixing up well)
Add all the ingredients to a blender, and blend until ready for serving. Serve with a fresh berry on the side or vegan-whip for topping. Enjoy after a long summer day. This recipe isn't really my creation, but I thought I would share a little treat to enjoy. I know I did after being so busy. I am hoping to get into the swing of cooking this week and whip up something fabulous with all the fresh produce that is starting to show it's colors at the farmer's market. hmmmm, summer!
So, take a break my friend, and share in some milkshakes for two. Enjoy the love of summer and don't forget to take a deep breath and let peace and love soak in. Much love to you today!