Oh, raspberry milk, how I love you.
And it’s funny: I am not usually a fan of smoothies or shakes. But every year when summer rolls around, I get an unsatiable appetite for milkshakes in every variation. It is probably healthier than eating ice cream all day, so this is a craving I gladly give in to.
Just imagine this: It’s summer and it’s hot outside. It is so warm that even the thought of eating a proper meal or cooking simply feels wrong. It’s the weekend, you have the whole day to yourself with nowhere to be and nothing to do. You sit outside in the hammock with a good book and relaxed music playing. Can it get even more perfect? Well, there’s only one thing missing: A refreshing raspberry milk shake in your hand!
In my opinion, you can never go wrong with a refreshing raspberry milk shake. Can you feel the excitement in this post? I am sorry, I should have probably named this post: Love song to raspberry milk shakes.
I have tried and tested this recipe over many many summers, failed a couple of times, but almost always loved the outcome. With or without banana (without banana the drink is definitely more refreshing), with honey or powdered sugar, with lemon juice or lime juice – I have tried everything. This recipe here is probably not the last version of my favourite summer drink, but it’s definitely the best I have found so far.
Serves 2 to 4.
500 millilitres Milk
1 dash Vanilla or Cinnamon (or both!)
150 grams Quark/Curd (or yoghurt)
1 teaspoon Lemon Juice
250 grams Frozen Raspberries
1 tablespoon sugar
Since this is a shake, there aren’t too many instructions! Just add everything to your mixer and enjoy. This is a really thick milkshake, so if you prefer it a little bit more ‘drinkable’, just add more milk or water. I would also recommend putting in ice cupes at some point during this process. Of course the raspberries are frozen, but the more ice, the more refreshing it gets.
PS: If you’re looking for even more great summer recipes, head on over to my Pinterest. I pinned tons more dessert recipes over there, if you’re interested!
Do you have a favourite raspberry milk shake recipe? Or just a great milkshake you could drink every year? Link your recipe in the comments, I would love to try it!