1978 strawberry milkshake

Strawberry milkshake has been the one drink that has always been in our family fridge.

Growing up I could remember always opening my grans fridge and seeing the pink bottle of Woolworths milkshake standing in the fridge.

I tried converting my dad to chocolate milkshake, but he could only stomach one sip and then went back to his old faithful strawberry milkshake.

I never make homemade milkshake, why it is just so much easier to buy the ready made store bought ones and at the end of the day there is no milkshake blender to clean. Gee whizz I hate cleaning the milkshake blender, so many little parts to clean and then the tiresome job of putting all those tiny little parts back together.

I came across this recipe in my grans recipe book, she dated this recipe February 1978, 10 years before my time. The recipe itself seems super easy to make and for the first time in forever there was actually strawberries in our fridge.

We never have strawberries in the fridge, whenever I mention strawberries to my parents they keep mentioning that it is out of season, no matter what season it is, strawberries are always out of season.

The original recipe tasted delicious, but I added a little rose syrup because the final milkshake looked pale. My dad thought it was vanilla milkshake when I first poured him a glass, but the rose syrup just up the colour factor and added an extra sweetness to the milkshake.

I finally got an excuse to use my milkshake glasses that I bought last year Christmas and never opened, well there was never an opportunity to use them either.


  • 1 x cup fresh strawberries, roughly chopped.
  • 1 x cup full cream milk.
  • 50g x cremora.
  • 2 x tbsp. castor sugar.
  • ¼ x cup rose syrup.
  • ¼ x tsp vanilla essence.
  • 3 x scoops vanilla ice cream.


  • Place everything in a blender and blitz till well combined.

To assemble, this is optional but personally this is the best way to have a milkshake.

  • Drizzle some rose syrup in the bottom of the milkshake glass.
  • Add 2 scoops vanilla ice cream.
  • Pour over some of the milkshake mixture and to finish it off, drizzle a little more rose syrup over the top.

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