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Strawberry Basil Milkshake

I was invited to the Great Shake 2012 with Adam Ried, an online milkshake party that celebrates Adam’s new book, The Thoroughly Modern Milkshake.

I have read and re-read Adam’s book, and some of the pages are even a bit sticky with melted ice cream. I thinks it’s safe to say that I love this book. It’s full of creative milkshake tips and tricks. Did you know that sorbet adds a major boost of flavor when combined with ice cream? It makes a world of difference. And, flavored simple syrups add a depth of flavor. Adam’s book discusses several different methods to take your milkshake from good to amazing.

I had a very difficult time deciding which milkshake recipe I wanted to make, but I kept coming back to the strawberry basil milkshake. I mean, doesn’t that sound amazing? I had fresh basil in the garden just waiting to be used in a milkshake.

This milkshake is creamy, smooth, and extra thick. Just when you think you’re drinking a plain old strawberry milkshake, the basil shines through and tantalizes your taste buds with its earthy, anise flavor.

The strawberry sorbet creates an intense strawberry flavor in this milkshake. Thanks to Adam, I will always use sorbet in combination with ice cream in my milkshakes. It really takes the flavor to another level.

Join the party tonight on twitter at #Greatshakes from 8-9pm EST. Adam will be there answering milkshake questions and participating in some milkshake trivia.

I have some exciting news! I love this book so much that I’m going to give on lucky follower a copy of Adam’s book. All you have to do is leave a comment telling me what your favorite milkshake flavor is.

For more chances to win:

Follow me on twitter
Follow my blog on Facebook
Subscribe to my blog
Follow Adam on twitter

That’s five chances to win! Make sure you leave me a separate comment for each entry.

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Strawberry Basil Milshake

6 tbs. sugar
2/3 cup dry white wine
1 cup fresh basil leaves
1/4-1/2 cup cold milk
4 medium scoops strawberry ice cream
4 medium scoops strawberry sorbet

For the syrup:

Mix the sugar and wine in a small saucepan over medium heat, swirling the pan occasionally to dissolve the sugar. Bring the mixture to a boil, reduce the heat, and simmer for 3 minutes. Off the heat, add the basil and stir to immerse in liquid. Let steep for 1 hour. Strain the syrup, pressing the basil to release all the liquid, cover, and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes (or up to 3 days).

For the shake:

Place 1/4 cup of chilled basil syrup, the milk, ice cream, and sorbet in a blender and pulse several times to break up the ice cream. With the motor off, use a wooden spoon or spatula to mash the mixture down into the blender blades. Continue pulsing until the mixture is smooth. Add more milk if the mixture is too thick. Pour shake into 2 glasses and enjoy.

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71 Responses to “Strawberry Basil Milkshake”

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    Lisa — June 25, 2012 at 7:49 am

    Cookies and Cream is my favorite milkshake flavor!

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    Lisa — June 25, 2012 at 7:49 am

    I follow you on twitter now.

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    Lisa — June 25, 2012 at 7:50 am

    I follow The Messy Baker blog on FB

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    Lisa — June 25, 2012 at 7:51 am

    I also suscribe to the blog!

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    Amanda at the red table — June 25, 2012 at 8:42 am

    My favorite milkshake is probably something with hot fudge and peanut butter, but your strawberry basil one looks and sounds intriguing! Great picture styling too!

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    Jen @ Juanita's Cocina — June 25, 2012 at 9:51 am

    Your shake looks FABULOUS! Wasn’t this the most amazing cookbook?

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    sunithi — June 25, 2012 at 10:28 am

    Done all the follows :) My favorite milkshake is ….. so many :) Currently Mango Pineapple coconut milk shake. Recipe on my blog !!

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    sunithi — June 25, 2012 at 10:29 am

    And Yes ! love your milkshake recipe too! Will make it ! looks super yummmm :)

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    CJ at Food Stories — June 25, 2012 at 10:33 am

    I watch Adam every week on America’s Test Kitchen so this would be a fantastic addition to my ever expanding cookbook collection. My favorite milkshake flavor is mint chocolate chip … Yum!

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    CJ at Food Stories — June 25, 2012 at 10:34 am

    Email Subscriber :-)

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    CJ at Food Stories — June 25, 2012 at 10:35 am

    FB stalker :-)

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    CJ at Food Stories — June 25, 2012 at 10:35 am

    Twitter Groupie :-)

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    CJ at Food Stories — June 25, 2012 at 10:36 am

    Following Adam on Twitter :-)

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    April — June 25, 2012 at 11:01 am

    The flavors of this smoothie sound awesome, I bet basil adds so many delicious elements to it. And I never knew that about sorbet, I will have to try that sometime!

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    • April replied June 25th, 2012 at 11:02 am

      I can’t pick a favorite flavor, I just LOVE milkshakes

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    Gari L. — June 25, 2012 at 11:56 am

    Chocolate

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    Amber — June 25, 2012 at 12:41 pm

    1. You are amazing 2. Your milkshare looks extremely delicious 3. I want that book! My favorite milkshake is a plain jane vanilla and for it to be thick! Milkshakes are a great summer treat! Thank you for such a great post!

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    Emily @ Life on Food — June 25, 2012 at 12:46 pm

    I love cookies and cream milkshakes. They are my favorite.

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    Jenn and Seth (@HomeSkilletCook) — June 25, 2012 at 2:09 pm

    oh my god yum! i haven’t had a milkshake in forever. and now i totally want to devour this.

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    Rachael — June 25, 2012 at 5:30 pm

    Mu favorite milkshake flavor is chocolate-banana. But, I never tried a strawberry-basil milkshake, so maybe my favorite could change.

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    Nicole — June 25, 2012 at 8:13 pm

    Strawberry!

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    Nicole — June 25, 2012 at 8:14 pm

    Following you in Twitter

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    Liz — June 25, 2012 at 9:29 pm

    What a fabulous adult milkshake! So yummy! I’d love a caramel milkshake topped with hot fudge :)

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    Liz — June 25, 2012 at 9:29 pm

    I follow you on Twitter~

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    Liz — June 25, 2012 at 9:29 pm

    I also like your FB page~

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    amy marantino — June 25, 2012 at 10:00 pm

    my favorite milkshake flavor is chocolate mint

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    amy marantino — June 25, 2012 at 10:01 pm

    i Follow you on twitter

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    amy marantino — June 25, 2012 at 10:01 pm

    i Follow you on Facebook

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    amy marantino — June 25, 2012 at 10:02 pm

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    Susan 30A EATS — June 25, 2012 at 10:02 pm

    Precious Milkshake and looks delicious! 30A EATS is also giving a cookbook away! Had fun tonight! http://30aeats.com/recipes/serious-chocolate-shake-thoroughly-modern-milkshakes-giveaway/

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    amy marantino — June 25, 2012 at 10:03 pm

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    Terra — June 26, 2012 at 12:08 am

    Perfect choice! I think strawberry and basil are so fantastic together:-) This shake sounds really delicious, especially with the dry white wine:-) Beautiful, Take care, Terra

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    The Squishy Monster — June 26, 2012 at 1:03 am

    I loooove the basil in this, how lovely!

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    Emma @ Food, Fork and Good — June 26, 2012 at 5:20 am

    OOh this looks amazing! That book sounds amazing, I want one! Hehe, My favourite milkshake flavour is the classic Chocolate/Coffee/Caramel/Cream combination that my Nanna used to whip up. Put a cookie on that and your talking!

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    Natasha — June 26, 2012 at 10:03 am

    This milkshake sounds bonkers, in the best way. I am totally into bonkers!! I am now following Adam on twitter–hopefully I’ll be inundated with milkshake genius now!

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    Nicole @ The Daily Dish — June 26, 2012 at 10:07 am

    Oh this looks so scrumptious – I made a smoothie a few weeks back with strawberries and basil and … it was amazing. I can only imagine how good this was, my mouth is watering.
    Great recipe and pinned!

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    Vicki @ WITK — June 26, 2012 at 1:50 pm

    Strawberry and Basil are such a great and surprising combination! This sounds like something I would really like on a hot day. Usually I just go with plain strawberry, simple, classic, love it :)

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    • Jennie replied June 27th, 2012 at 9:46 am

      It was a delicious combo, Vicki. I love classic strawberry, too. It’s one of my favs. Thanks for visiting.

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    Carla — June 26, 2012 at 2:20 pm

    I’ve heard of strawberry and basil but never actually tried it. I, too, have fresh basil waiting to be used! They look great and I love the paper straws.

    For the giveaway, my fav milkshake is peanut butter. There’s an ice cream place here that sells these tiny sizes. It’s great to satisfy a craving but you don’t feel as guilty (or as sick if you drink too much)

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    Carla — June 26, 2012 at 2:20 pm

    I follow you on twitter.

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    Carla — June 26, 2012 at 2:21 pm

    I follow you on Facebook.

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    Stephanie @ Eat. Drink. Love. — June 26, 2012 at 11:37 pm

    Love the strawberry and basil combo!

    I think my fave milkshake is anything that combines pb and chocolate!!

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    • Jennie replied June 27th, 2012 at 9:42 am

      Thank you. PB and chocolate are a classic combo that I love dearly.

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    Stephanie @ Eat. Drink. Love. — June 26, 2012 at 11:38 pm

    I follow you on Twitter!

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    Stephanie @ Eat. Drink. Love. — June 26, 2012 at 11:40 pm

    Now following Adam on Twitter!

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    Hamilton Courtney — June 27, 2012 at 5:58 am

    That milkshake looks painfully delicious.
    Will efinitely attempt making it very soon!

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    Choc Chip Uru — June 27, 2012 at 6:49 am

    This milkshake is absolutely divine my friend, it is so cool that you participated :D

    Cheers
    Choc Chip Uru

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    • Jennie replied June 27th, 2012 at 9:39 am

      Thanks, Uru. I had a great time at the event.

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    Kim @ Treats & Trinkets — June 27, 2012 at 10:01 am

    Yum. That strawberry basil milkshake does sound fantastic. As for my favorite of milkshake, well that might just be a s’mores milkshake. ;)

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    Amy @ fragrantvanillacake — June 27, 2012 at 9:59 pm

    This milk shake flavor sounds pretty amazing, I am going to have to try the strawberry basil combo sometime ;)! My favorite flavor though has always been grasshopper :)!

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    Carolsue — June 28, 2012 at 2:48 am

    My favorite is vanilla
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    Carolsue — June 28, 2012 at 2:48 am

    I follow you on Twitter as MsCarolsueA
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    Carolsue — June 28, 2012 at 2:49 am

    I like you on Facebook (Carolsue Anderson)
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    Carolsue — June 28, 2012 at 2:49 am

    I subscribe to your newsletter via e-mail.
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    Carolsue — June 28, 2012 at 2:51 am

    I follow Adam on Twitter as MsCarolsueA
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    The Chocolate Priestess — June 28, 2012 at 11:39 am

    Dark chocolate milk shakes are my favorite because the intensity of the chocolate can hold its ground against the flavor of the malt and the coldness.

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    Kaitlin — June 29, 2012 at 7:58 am

    Cool! What a snazzy book! My favorite is a black and white milkshake :)

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    Kaitlin — June 29, 2012 at 7:58 am

    I follow you on twitter

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    Kaitlin — June 29, 2012 at 7:59 am

    I also like your page on facebook

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    Kaitlin — June 29, 2012 at 7:59 am

    and I follow Adam on twitter!

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    Baker Street — June 30, 2012 at 2:48 am

    Woah! Strawberry and basil!! Now that sounds like a fabulous way to kick start the day! :)

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    ikkinlala — July 1, 2012 at 2:11 pm

    My favourite milkshake is fresh peach, but this strawberry one looks really interesting! I never would have thought to add wine to a milkshake.

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    Krafted by Kelly — July 5, 2012 at 12:17 am

    My favorite milkshake is chocolate, though strawberry is a close second. Strawberry + basil sounds like a fantastic combination. :)

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    • Jennie replied July 6th, 2012 at 8:15 am

      Thanks, Kelly! My favorite milkshake is a classic chocolate shake, as well.

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    JulÄ— — July 5, 2012 at 11:37 am

    Strawberry! But MAYBE strawberry-basil will become a new favorite ;)

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    • Jennie replied July 6th, 2012 at 8:11 am

      I hope it does become your fav flavor. It’s a tasty one.

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    Brian Head — July 10, 2012 at 12:07 pm

    I LOVE coffee milkshakes :)

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    Jeanne — May 17, 2013 at 1:24 pm

    I have enjoyed reading and yes trying all that you have suggested, thank you very much for the information and suggestions, Great ideas and wonderful blog, take care HUGS and CHeers ,,,

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