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Toddler Recipes: Strawberry Milk Shake

Toddler Recipes: Make a delicious and refreshing Strawberry Milk Shake




strawberry milk shake

DESCRIPTION


Whip up a Yummy Strawberry Milk Shake with Fresh Strawberries

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 pint low-fat vanilla ice cream
  • 1 cup fresh strawberries, washed and tops cut off, or blueberries

  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/4 teaspoons vanilla
  • OTHER ITEMS

  • food processor or blender

  • Two glasses
  • Straw (optional)

  • STEPS

    1. Combine all ingredients in a food processor or a blender. Blend until smooth.
    2. Pour into glass and serve immediately.

    TIPS AND SUGGESTIONS

  • Add a couple sprinkles to make it festive.

  • OTHER IDEAS

    Extra Healthy Version
  • 1 1/2 cups milk
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup strawberries
  • Blend as above.
    This version is a less thick due to the milk, it will be more like a smoothie. Skim milk will make it thinner than whole milk. 1 Tablespoon honey can replace the sugar if preferred.

    EDUCATIONAL TIPS

  • Write out the recipe for your child to follow. Line up the ingredients on the counter so they can match ingredients on the recipe and follow along.

  • Use plastic measuring cups and let your child help you find the correct one for each ingredient. Line up the measuring cups in a row from small to big and discuss which one holds the most, which cup holds the least.
  • EDUCATIONAL NOTE

    In the Southern U.S. and California, strawberry season begins in April. In the North, it begins in late May and early June. Fresh picked strawberries from a farm are much sweeter than your store bought fruit. Most store bought fruit are picked a little underripe. You can tell when they're white inside. Unripe berries will not ripen once picked. Ripe strawberries are a deep red color throughout. Smaller berries are often the most flavorful.

    Strawberries are very healthy for you and when eaten fresh, eight medium-sized strawberries contain 140% of the U.S. RDA for Vitamin C. One cup of strawberries contains about 55 calories.







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