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Stars & Stripes Milkshake



  • 2 1/2 cups vanilla ice cream
  • 1 cup milk
  • 4-5 large strawberries, washed, hulled, and quartered
  • 2 tablespoons basil simple syrup (see recipe below)
  • 1/4 cup fresh blueberries
  • Fresh whipped cream (optional)


  1. To a blender add ice cream, and milk and blend to desired consistency (add more milk for a thinner shake, add less for a thicker shake).
  2. In a medium glass bowl muddle strawberries until coarsely mashed (can also use in a food processor to puree).
  3. Add basil syrup to strawberries, stir to combine.
  4. Fill each glass a third of the way with the vanilla ice cream mixture, top with 1/4 of the strawberry mixture, repeat, finishing with a layer of the vanilla ice cream mixture on top.
  5. Top with fresh blueberries and whipped cream if using. 

Yield: 2 servings.

Basil Simple Syrup:

  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/2 cup fresh basil leaves, torn


  1. Bring sugar and water to a boil, stirring to dissolve sugar.
  2. Reduce heat, continuing to stir until all sugar is dissolved.
  3. Remove them from the heat add basil leaves, steep for 30 minutes.
  4. Once cool, strain, and refrigerate. Makes 1 cup.
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