Best Raspberry Shake Recipe Ever

I heard a fact recently that doesn’t surprise me at all. My area of the country, the Twin Cities in Minnesota, is the leading market for raspberries (measured by consumption per household), with residents here enjoying 153% more raspberries than the national average! Why am I not surprised? because my family has always loved raspberries and they have been a part of our special moments and favorite foods ever since I can remember.

During the summer, raspberries were often the star of dessert at my grandparents house. My grandma would prepare them by sprinkling with sugar and letting them sit in the refrigerator, would turned them into an easy raspberry sauce, which we put over ice cream or a slice of poundcake.

Looking for the Best Raspberry Shake Recipe EVER? This is it! This cool, creamy concoction is made with fresh Driscoll's raspberries.

In our own house, raspberries were a summer staple too. The way my mind remembers it, Mom did most of the regular cooking for meals in our house. But when it came to treats, then Dad took over. He made the most delicious raspberry filled crepes! I always thought that crepes seemed like a fancy food, but he swore that they weren’t that hard to make. But, since Dad was a big ice cream fan, as well as a raspberry fan, he was even more likely to make us raspberry shakes. This is my version of Dad’s recipe, which just happens to be the best raspberry shake recipe ever.


 

Best Raspberry Shake Recipe Ever

 
Ingredients:

3 cups reduced fat ice cream
1 cup milk (I use 1%)
1 package (6 ounces or 1 1/4 cups) Driscoll’s Raspberries

Directions:

Place ice cream and milk in blender.
Blend until smooth.
Add raspberries to blender.
Blend on low speed for 10 seconds.
Pour into glasses and serve immediately.

While many kids love shakes, even more seem to love ice pops. Well, guess what? This recipe is super easy to turn into Raspberry Shake Freezer Pops! All you do is let the shake melt a bit after making (or start out with 1/2 cup extra milk for a more runny concoction) and then pour the shake mixture into an ice pop mold. Let freeze until hardened and then, voila! Yummy Raspberry Shake Freezer Pops for the kids. (Or the adults because really, who doesn’t love a homemade freezer pop?


 

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thriftyjinxy@live.com' About Chrysa

Chrysa is the founder and owner of ThriftyJinxy.com, a site dedicated to living a fabulous life on a frugal budget. Her approach is that by spending less on the boring everyday stuff, you can have more money to splurge on the things you REALLY want, whether it’s travel, fashion, electronics – you name it! Chrysa is married, has a 8-year old nephew she dotes on, as well as three lovable cats and a big sweetie of a German Shepherd.

Comments

  1. I love raspberries – they are my FAVORITE fruit! I never thought to put them in a smoothie, though- but this looks incredible!

  2. This sound so good! Raspberries are one of my favorite berries, and I make lots of shakes during our hot summers. I can’t wait to try this!

  3. Yum! I love raspberries! And this is such a simple recipe. Great recipe for the summer.

  4. I LOVE shakes! Raspberries are one of my favorite fruits, so putting these two things together HEAVEN!! Totally making this!

  5. That looks SO good! Love the photos too. Will try this. 🙂

  6. The freezer pops look amazing, so simple and delicious. 🙂

  7. askandilltell86@aol.com' Jenna Wood says:

    Oh yum, I’ll definitely be making the freezer pops- I am a low maintenance gal and I despise cleaning the blender, haha, the pops let me make them in advance, at once!

  8. Raspberry is definitely one of my favorite flavors. I’ll have to try this shake recipe to help beat the heat AND have a tasty drink.

  9. These shakes would be a hit at my house. I’ll have to make these for my girls.

  10. Your shakes and freezer pops look so delicious. I like how easy they are to make. These can be whipped up in no time.

  11. Those sound wonderfully refreshing! I always think of blackberries in the summertime, especially since we have so many growing on our property, but forget how delicious raspberries are. I’m going to make it a habit of putting raspberries on our shopping list.

  12. I love simple recipes like this! You really can’t go wrong with a milkshake.

  13. I love raspberries so I should try this! Looks delicious!

  14. cshell090869@aol.com' shelly peterson says:

    I love raspberries! These shakes look good and easy to make.

  15. jewelwood55@gmail.com' Julie Wood says:

    I love Driscoll raspberries and strawberries. They taste the best and I want to make your Shake recipe for me and the kids. Looks delicious!

  16. lorzsweeps@gmail.com' Kari Lorz says:

    This sounds great! I have a bunch of berries frozen so this will be great! In winter I do buy fresh raspberries and Driscolls does have coupons out $.50 – $1, depending on your status level in their survey response panel. Just sign up and review the berries you bought (and kind of Driscolls berries).

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