Strawberry buttermilkshake

Strawberry Buttermilkshake

I’m going to be in Oregon for a few days attending a graduation, so I won’t be posting, but I’ll be back before you know it. Here’s a quick little something to tide you over until then:-)

This isn’t a recipe so much as an idea for a wonderfully refreshing summer beverage. The strawberry lady told me the season was wrapping up, so I bought a few cartons on Tuesday and washed, stemmed and froze most of them. While they’re great to make jam and pies out of, my favourite use is to turn them into blended beverages.

Instead of adding ice, you just add the frozen strawberries and some liquid (I used a mix of buttermilk and water) and you have a wonderfully cooling beverage. To make it even more refreshing, try adding lemon juice or mint!

frozen strawberries
water
buttermilk
sweetened condensed milk

Add some frozen strawberries to a blender and pour half water half buttermilk until the strawberries are sumberged. Add some sweetened condensed milk, blend, then add some more if it needs it.

  • anonymous

    TasteSpotting’s shut down had nothing to do with DMCA/Images/Copyright.

  • anonymous

    TasteSpotting’s shut down had nothing to do with DMCA/Images/Copyright.

  • http://manggy.blogspot.com/ Manggy

    Hey Marc, it’s really nice of you to think of the community– just please be careful and make your project airtight– I don’t want any legal woes to befall you :) I’ll be looking forward to it.

    In other news, there’s something about soured dairy and strawberries, isn’t there? The condensed milk is a nice touch! I think I might use sour cream, though– there’s no buttermilk here :)

  • http://manggy.blogspot.com manggy

    Hey Marc, it’s really nice of you to think of the community– just please be careful and make your project airtight– I don’t want any legal woes to befall you :) I’ll be looking forward to it.

    In other news, there’s something about soured dairy and strawberries, isn’t there? The condensed milk is a nice touch! I think I might use sour cream, though– there’s no buttermilk here :)

  • http://www.sugarbar.org/ diva

    good luck with your project. definitely a shame for tastespotting :(

    lovely milkshake. condensed milk makes it all the better!! have fun in oregon.

  • http://www.sugarbar.org diva

    good luck with your project. definitely a shame for tastespotting :(

    lovely milkshake. condensed milk makes it all the better!! have fun in oregon.

  • http://bakingwithdynamite.blogspot.com/ Adam

    Nice website Marc. The shakes look really smooth and creamy. I never thought to use buttermilk, I def have to try that.

  • http://bakingwithdynamite.blogspot.com Adam

    Nice website Marc. The shakes look really smooth and creamy. I never thought to use buttermilk, I def have to try that.

  • http://www.cannelle-vanille.blogspot.com/ Aran

    I’m intrigued by what you are planning… i can’t wait!

  • http://www.cannelle-vanille.blogspot.com Aran

    I’m intrigued by what you are planning… i can’t wait!

  • http://www.noblepig.com/ noble pig

    Yummy thank you and I can’t wait to see what you come up with.

  • http://www.noblepig.com/ noble pig

    Yummy thank you and I can’t wait to see what you come up with.

  • http://www.cookeatfret.com/ claudia (cook eat FRET)

    man, this smoothie is like the bad boy version of my acai smoothie i just posted about.

    yours sounds wonderful… i love buttermilk passionately – and condensed milk? lordy…

  • http://www.cookeatfret.com claudia (cook eat FRET)

    man, this smoothie is like the bad boy version of my acai smoothie i just posted about.

    yours sounds wonderful… i love buttermilk passionately – and condensed milk? lordy…

  • http://asoutherngrace.blogspot.com/ grace

    if you’re able to do this tastespotting volume 2, you’ll be my hero. good luck!

  • http://asoutherngrace.blogspot.com grace

    if you’re able to do this tastespotting volume 2, you’ll be my hero. good luck!

  • http://closetcooking.blogspot.com/ Kevin

    Those shakes look great! Nice photos and presentation! I am missing tastespotting as well…

  • http://closetcooking.blogspot.com/ Kevin

    Those shakes look great! Nice photos and presentation! I am missing tastespotting as well…

  • http://wanderluck.wordpress.com/ Kate

    As a commenter above said, please be careful about ‘picking up the pieces.’ I don’t know what happened to take Tastespotting off the Internet, but God forbid it’s catching.

    The shakes look delish, but I want to know where you came up with those cute little tumblers! :)

  • http://wanderluck.wordpress.com Kate

    As a commenter above said, please be careful about ‘picking up the pieces.’ I don’t know what happened to take Tastespotting off the Internet, but God forbid it’s catching.

    The shakes look delish, but I want to know where you came up with those cute little tumblers! :)

  • http://www.hungryandfrozen.blogspot.com/ Laura @ Hungry and Frozen

    ———*moment of silence*——

    Gorgeous smoothies, using buttermilk and condensed milk sounds v cool. Good luck with your proj and have fun in Oregon!

  • http://www.hungryandfrozen.blogspot.com Laura @ Hungry and Frozen

    ———*moment of silence*——

    Gorgeous smoothies, using buttermilk and condensed milk sounds v cool. Good luck with your proj and have fun in Oregon!

  • http://allthingsnice.typepad.com/ Syrie

    Hey Marc, I was really disappointed about Tastespotting too. It would have been nice if there’d been some warning but I guess it wouldn’t have made much difference. Good luck with your idea. Perhaps people should ‘tick’ some kind of disclaimer whenever they submit something that basically states that they’re using their own content or they’ve got permission to use it. I don’t know. On another note, I just bought some Flor de Sel after reading your post last week. Can’t wait to try it.

  • http://allthingsnice.typepad.com/ Syrie

    Hey Marc, I was really disappointed about Tastespotting too. It would have been nice if there’d been some warning but I guess it wouldn’t have made much difference. Good luck with your idea. Perhaps people should ‘tick’ some kind of disclaimer whenever they submit something that basically states that they’re using their own content or they’ve got permission to use it. I don’t know. On another note, I just bought some Flor de Sel after reading your post last week. Can’t wait to try it.

  • http://whiteonricecouple.com/ White On Rice Couple

    Can’t wait to hear what you’ve got planned. We’re excited for ya!
    Congrats on our award! It’s all our awesome creations and photographs like this one (beautiful!) that earn us such a distinction!

  • http://whiteonricecouple.com White On Rice Couple

    Can’t wait to hear what you’ve got planned. We’re excited for ya!
    Congrats on our award! It’s all our awesome creations and photographs like this one (beautiful!) that earn us such a distinction!

  • http://www.figandcherry.com/ Christie @ fig&cherry

    I know! I now know the true mean of ‘jaw dropping’ because that seriously happened to me when I saw the message on tastespotting. It is so sad.

    Very intrigued and excited by your project though – can’t wait to hear about it.

    ps. Love the shot and congrats on your award, you deserve it! x

  • http://www.figandcherry.com Christie @ fig&cherry

    I know! I now know the true mean of ‘jaw dropping’ because that seriously happened to me when I saw the message on tastespotting. It is so sad.

    Very intrigued and excited by your project though – can’t wait to hear about it.

    ps. Love the shot and congrats on your award, you deserve it! x

  • http://www.souvlakiforthesoul.com/ Peter G

    Congrats on the award and good luck with the new “tastespotting” idea…Love the shake…great touch with the condensed milk.

  • http://www.souvlakiforthesoul.com Peter G

    Congrats on the award and good luck with the new “tastespotting” idea…Love the shake…great touch with the condensed milk.

  • http://voodoolily.blogspot.com/ Heather

    We’re just starting to get good strawberries around here, and I’ve just been eating them out of hand. I like the addition of buttermilk. Zingy!

    Hey, Tastespotting was giving me an inferiority complex, so a little forced break may be good. :D

    Marc, feel free to email me if you need any more suggestions while you’re in Oregon. I can’t wait to see if you like the places I recommended!

  • http://voodoolily.blogspot.com Heather

    We’re just starting to get good strawberries around here, and I’ve just been eating them out of hand. I like the addition of buttermilk. Zingy!

    Hey, Tastespotting was giving me an inferiority complex, so a little forced break may be good. :D

    Marc, feel free to email me if you need any more suggestions while you’re in Oregon. I can’t wait to see if you like the places I recommended!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/05752371044060690705 cakewardrobe

    A new spinoff would be great. I still check once in a while to see if the issues are resolved.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/05752371044060690705 cakewardrobe

    A new spinoff would be great. I still check once in a while to see if the issues are resolved.

  • http://newlywedcooking.blogspot.com/ sharon

    Looking forward to your new project. I think we all miss Tastespotting quite a bit.

    I’ve never thought of using buttermilk in a milkshake, but I like it and happen to have some on hand. How refreshing!

  • http://newlywedcooking.blogspot.com sharon

    Looking forward to your new project. I think we all miss Tastespotting quite a bit.

    I’ve never thought of using buttermilk in a milkshake, but I like it and happen to have some on hand. How refreshing!

  • http://www.parsnipsaplenty.com/ Lauren @ Parsnips Aplenty

    I worked at a Whole-Foods-like place for awhile and we had the best smoothie: frozen strawberries, peanut butter, rice milk, apple cider. There might have been a banana in there as well. Mm, I’m going to have to make that when I’m back stateside and can get to a blender.

    Good luck with the project! I look forward to seeing it.

  • http://www.parsnipsaplenty.com/ Lauren @ Parsnips Aplenty

    I worked at a Whole-Foods-like place for awhile and we had the best smoothie: frozen strawberries, peanut butter, rice milk, apple cider. There might have been a banana in there as well. Mm, I’m going to have to make that when I’m back stateside and can get to a blender.

    Good luck with the project! I look forward to seeing it.

  • http://www.tartelette.blogspot.com/ Tartelette

    That looks wonderful! The salt will be mailed tomorrow (but I had a really, really, really good excuse/reason…no really good for being late)

  • http://www.tartelette.blogspot.com Tartelette

    That looks wonderful! The salt will be mailed tomorrow (but I had a really, really, really good excuse/reason…no really good for being late)

  • marc

    Hi anonymous, would love to hear what happened if you can talk about it, we’re all curious.

    Manggy, yogurt would work too if you don’t have buttermilk around you.

    Thanks Diva:-)

    Adam, I always have leftover buttermilk after making a cake or pancakes or something so this is a pretty good way to use it up:-)

    Aran, were you able to to get the site to work?

    Thanks Nobel Pig.

    Claudia, I’ve always wondered what acai berries were all about. I’m gonna have to look for them.

    Grace, so what do you think?

    Thanks Kevin!

    Kate, thanks for your concern. I’m taking precautions, but I’ve never been very good at learning from other’s mistakes;-) The tumblers are made by Bodum (the people that make French Presses). They’re fragile, but they’re awesome! They come in all different shapes and sizes and are insulated so you can put both hot and cold liquids in it without burning your hands or getting condensation on the outside of the glass.

    Thanks Laura!

    Syrie, good idea:-) Tell me what you think of the Flor de Sal.

    Thanks White On Rice Couple:-)

    Christie, you have me totally curious about your top secret project!

    Thanks Peter G.

    Heather, I’ve had the same issue with TS. The site I’m working on should be a little more “fair”. Unfortunately I didn’t get a chance to eat at any of the Portland establishments you suggested (stayed in Newberg the first night and decided to just eat around there). I did get to Domaine Drouhin though and picked up a case of wine between there and Domaine Serene. Thanks for the suggestion!

    Cakewardrobe, me too.

    Sharon, the cultured buttermilk they sell in stores is basically like a thin yogurt so it works great in smoothies.

    Lauren, that sounds like a very interesting smoothie although I’m having trouble imagining what it would taste like.

    Hahaha thanks Tartelette, did you get my package?

  • marc

    Hi anonymous, would love to hear what happened if you can talk about it, we’re all curious.

    Manggy, yogurt would work too if you don’t have buttermilk around you.

    Thanks Diva:-)

    Adam, I always have leftover buttermilk after making a cake or pancakes or something so this is a pretty good way to use it up:-)

    Aran, were you able to to get the site to work?

    Thanks Nobel Pig.

    Claudia, I’ve always wondered what acai berries were all about. I’m gonna have to look for them.

    Grace, so what do you think?

    Thanks Kevin!

    Kate, thanks for your concern. I’m taking precautions, but I’ve never been very good at learning from other’s mistakes;-) The tumblers are made by Bodum (the people that make French Presses). They’re fragile, but they’re awesome! They come in all different shapes and sizes and are insulated so you can put both hot and cold liquids in it without burning your hands or getting condensation on the outside of the glass.

    Thanks Laura!

    Syrie, good idea:-) Tell me what you think of the Flor de Sal.

    Thanks White On Rice Couple:-)

    Christie, you have me totally curious about your top secret project!

    Thanks Peter G.

    Heather, I’ve had the same issue with TS. The site I’m working on should be a little more “fair”. Unfortunately I didn’t get a chance to eat at any of the Portland establishments you suggested (stayed in Newberg the first night and decided to just eat around there). I did get to Domaine Drouhin though and picked up a case of wine between there and Domaine Serene. Thanks for the suggestion!

    Cakewardrobe, me too.

    Sharon, the cultured buttermilk they sell in stores is basically like a thin yogurt so it works great in smoothies.

    Lauren, that sounds like a very interesting smoothie although I’m having trouble imagining what it would taste like.

    Hahaha thanks Tartelette, did you get my package?

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