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05th Jun 2020

Kitchen Crusade: I tried to make a strawberry milkshake alá McDonalds but alas, I could not

Jade Hayden

“Tried,” being a key word here.

McDonald’s have opened up their Drive-Thrus again, guys.

A wonderful time, a glorious occasion, a beautiful pandemic-based moment for us all.

They’re selling fries, they’re selling burgers, they’re even selling McFlurries immediately taking our summer enjoyment up by a solid 45 percent at least. 

What they are not selling, however, is milkshakes. Why? We don’t know. To hurt whom? Me, probably.

But never fear, because as it turns out a McDonald’s milkshake is actually pretty easy to make yourself at home… if you want it to turn out like a berry smoothie-shake instead, that is.

(If you want to create a more authentic McDonald’s milkshake experience, grab yourself a few scoops of a strawberry milk powder instead of actual fruit. Less lumpy, more shake-like.)

You will need: 

  • 3 scoops vanilla ice cream
  • Handful of strawberries/whatever berries you’ve got (for a more authentic McDonald’s experience, use 2 scoops of a powdered strawberry milkshake mix like Nestlé)
  • 1 cup milk
  • Squeeze of maple syrup


1. Add all ingredients to a blender.

2. Blend until smooth.

3. That’s it.

You can check out the latest episode of Her’s Kitchen Crusade here: