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Desserts, Drinks

25 Degrees' strawberry milkshakes

It's getting hotter -- and hotter, according to Al Gore. Time to turn up the AC, plan more trips to the beach, and grab yourself a seriously cool milkshake. A real shake, that is -- not the synthetic kind handed ... Read more

Total time: 15 minutes, plus several hours macerating time | Serves 4

Strawberries macerated with rum

  • 1 cup sugar
  • 3 cups strawberries, quartered
  • 2 tablespoons vanilla paste or 1 vanilla bean, cut in half lengthwise and seeds scraped
  • 2 teaspoons lemon juice
  • 1/2 cup dark rum
  • Pinch of salt

Step 1Combine the sugar, strawberries, vanilla paste, lemon juice, rum and salt with one-half cup of water. Set aside and allow to macerate for several hours.

Milkshakes

  • 1 recipe vanilla ice cream
  • 2 cups strawberries with macerating liquid
  • 1 cup milk

Step 1Make the shakes in two batches. In a blender, combine four (4-ounce) rounded scoops of ice cream, 1 cup strawberries and one-half cup milk. Blend until smooth. Pour into 2 glasses. Repeat.

Note: From 25 Degrees. Vanilla paste is available at Surfas in Culver City, Sur La Table and Williams-Sonoma stores.
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