Grown Up Strawberry Shortcake Shake

Strawberry Shortcake Shake with Vodka (click through for tutorial)Once the weather starts to warm up every year, it’s time to catch up on the things I’ve missed all winter long–creamy milkshakes, cold cocktails and fresh berries, to name a few! This vodka-laced strawberry milkshake just happens to check all those boxes. Oh, and don’t forget the shortcake rim… in case you needed one more reason to drop everything and make one right now.

This milkshake cocktail is a breeze to whip up–just throw your berries and dairy in a blender. While the shortcake crumbles are getting golden and toasty in the oven, don’t forget to whip some fresh cream to top the whole thing off! It takes 10-15 minutes to make from start to finish and way less time to polish it off. Pro tip: use a straw to to get every last drop!

Strawberry Shortcake Shake with Vodka (click through for tutorial) Grown Up Strawberry Shortcake Shake, makes two

1/2 cup water
1/2 cup + 1 teaspoon sugar
1/2 inch slice of shortcake or poundcake
2 cups strawberries
1 cup vanilla ice cream
1/2 cup milk
3 oz. (2 shots) whipped cream vodka
1/2 cup whipping cream

Strawberry Shortcake Shake with Vodka (click through for tutorial) Make a simple syrup by dissolving a 1/2 cup of sugar in the water in a small saucepan. Bring to a boil and remove from heat to cool. Combine the strawberries, ice cream, milk and vodka in a blender, and blend on high speed until smooth.

Strawberry Shortcake Shake with Vodka (click through for tutorial) Chop the shortcake into breadcrumb-sized pieces. Toast in an even layer on a parchment lined baking sheet in a toaster oven or in a standard oven at 200º F for 3-4 minutes until golden and slightly dry. Meanwhile, beat the whipping cream until it begins to thicken. Add the teaspoon of sugar, and then continue beating just until stiff peaks form.

Strawberry Shortcake Shake with Vodka (click through for tutorial) Add a shortcake rim to your glasses by dipping the glasses into a 1/4 inch of simple syrup and immediately rolling the rims in the shortcake crumbles. Fill the glasses with the strawberry milkshake and top with a generous dollop of whipped cream. Garnish with a strawberry slice.

Strawberry Shortcake Shake with Vodka (click through for tutorial) Strawberry Shortcake Shake with Vodka (click through for tutorial) This cocktail reminds me of strawberry milkshakes from my childhood, but the vodka adds a fun grown up twist! If you try this recipe, I’d love to hear how it turns out. Don’t forget to tag your photos #SpGhappyhour so I can see what you make! xo, Kayleigh

Credits // Author and Photography: Kayleigh Kosmas. Photos edited with the NEW Spiegeling Presets for Lightroom.

  • That shortcake rim is too perfect – looks dangerous (and delicious)!

  • These look so lovely and spring like! I feel like grown up milk shakes are super indulgent but such a lovely treat!

  • Oh my gosh this sounds AMAZING – and looks so pretty too. Saving it to my recipes to try fo’ sho.

  • I’ve never tried anything like this before but it sound absolutely incredible! Definitely going to book mark this page and try this out for myself!

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  • Hello!

    Thanks for sharing this recipe!
    I’m a sucker for strawberries, and it’s about time I start eating them again!
    I’ve never tried something like this before, but this recipe will come handy for sure!

    Lots of love,

  • This sounds so good. I am going to try this asap!

  • Tried this tonight! It made 3 servings. I forgot to get whipping cream so I skipped the dollop on top. I also substituted vanilla vodka for whipped cream flavor because it’s what I had on hand. Last thing was — where do I get one slice of shortbread?! I subbed crushed animal crackers.

    I know that’s a lot of the substitutions but I think it’s still true to the main flavor. Really tasty!

    • Hey Tina, I’m so glad you liked it! The beauty of having to buy an entire loaf of pound cake was that I got to eat the rest! Animal crackers sound like a great alternative, though. 🙂

  • This is one amazing recipe. Very easy to follow and delicious to the max!

  • Omg those shots are incredible – The food looks delicious!

  • Wow! It’s really an amazing Strawberry-Shake. Believe, i never try it before i saw this recipe. I made it following this in Christmas and enjoy it with my husband. I will call it winter strawberry shake, Love it. You will not imagine before you try this. I recommended this recipe for everyone and Looking for more new smoothie, shake and others recipe.

  • I love strawberries! This looks very delicious. Thanks for sharing.

  • Love it at last week i am try to make this recipe, but i am add little honey in the recipe. i like it.
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  • Ok !

    I tried 2 times since april and……it’s amazing, my family is really creasy of this Grown Up Strawberry Shortcake Shake !
    Many thanks !

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