Strawberry Chocolate Milkshake

Serves:
2 milkshakes
Prep Time:
Total Time:

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A fantastic romantic dessert with fresh strawberries and high quality chocolate blended together and served with whipped cream.

Ingredients

Strawberry Syrup:

1 pound fresh (or frozen) strawberries
1/4 cup sugar
2 tablespoons water

Simple Chocolate Ganache:

2 ounces good semi-sweet chocolate
1 tablespoon unsalted butter
2 tablespoons milk

Vanilla Whipped Cream:

1 cup heavy whipping cream
1 tablespoon sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Milkshakes:

1/2 cup strawberry syrup, room temp is fine
1 cup good vanilla ice cream
1/3 cup milk
2 tablespoons good quality cocoa powder
Maraschino cherries, garnish
Strawberries, garnish

Directions

For strawberry syrup: Combine strawberries, sugar, and water in a medium pot and bring to a simmer over medium heat. As it simmers, lightly mash the strawberries and cook for 6-8 minutes until it thickens a bit, then let cool to around room temperature.

For chocolate ganache: Combine ingredients in a metal mixing bowl and place over a small pot with simmering water. Stir the chocolate until it melts evenly with the butter. If the mixture gets too thick, use a little more milk to thin it. When chocolate is even, drizzle into serving glasses or use to dip strawberries in.

For whipped cream: Combine ingredients in a medium bowl and whisk like crazy until it holds stiff peaks. Chill until needed.

To make milkshake: Add ice cream, milk, cocoa powder, and strawberry syrup in a blender (you’ll have some syrup left). Pulse until smooth. Pour milkshakes into chocolate-drizzled glasses and top with whipped cream. Garnish with cherry or chocolate covered strawberries.