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Friday, May 25, 2012

Strawberry and Cream Cooler

From the kitchen of One Perfect Bite... This lovely soda-like treat will soon be retired from my kitchen. The Silver Fox is nearly back to fighting weight and once he's there, I won't be making this cooler for him on a regular basis. Till then, he gets to revel in its creamy goodness and forget about the caloric punch it packs. This is a delicious drink, but if you are watching your weight you'll have to make this a sometime treat. You can, of course, make it with less rich ingredients, but I really don't recommend it. There are certain treats that I place into an "all or nothing at all" category. This is one of them. I suspect those of you who try this will love it. Here's how it is made.

Strawberry and Cream Cooler...from the kitchen of One Perfect Bite


1 cup whole milk
3/4 cups softened strawberry or vanilla ice cream
1/4 to 1/2 cup strawberry syrup or melted, strained strawberry jam
2-3 ice cubes
Whipped Cream (optional)


Combine milk, ice cream, syrup and ice cubes in jar of an electric blender. Whirl until blended. Pour into 2 tall glasses. Top with whipped cream if desired. Yield: 2 servings.

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Pink Saturday, sponsored by Beverly at How Sweet the Sound. Beverly is celebrating the 4th anniversary of her blog today.

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Simona Mastantuono said...

Dear Mary is really very delightful especially now starting the first warm kiss Simmy

The Harried Cook said...

It does sound creamy and really delicious... I see why you wouldn't recommend making the too often, but how can you resist with such a wonderful combination! Good to hear that your husband is almost back to his old self :) Take care!

Gabriela Delworth said...

HPS! 4th Year!

This drink would be amazing during these very hot days!


Martha said...

definitely all or nothing for this! it sounds super delicious!

Gloria said...

Look delicious Mary;) have a nice weekend!

Hovkonditorn said...

Looks creamy and delicious! I would love to have one :)

Ginny said...

This is gorgeous and looks just delicious, I will have to make it! I hope you are having a wonderful holiday weekend!

Michelle said...

Hi Mary-Happy 4th PS, that drink looks "sweet" and reading the contents, I believe I'm right. :)

anne said...

Oh Mary ! I would love to have this right now ! ;D It looks very refreshing ! Great for this hot weather we have here !

Susie Jefferson said...

I knew that glorious drink would be high calorie! Just my luck... I too am trying to lose weight (hard talk from my doctor) and it's certainly a struggle in really hot weather when all I want are drinks and ice cream...

I'm happy to say I'm back on Blogger again - WordPress was a total disaster, people couldn't leave comments etc, and it was a nightmare to try and post - so I hope you'll come and visit now. I've done a special blinkie for the 4th Birthday Celebrations.

Happy Pink Saturday, and hugs from the UK!

LV said...

You should have been catered for today's Pink Party. Love and would eat anything you prepared. That soda is right down my alley.

tender b. said...

A perfect combo.

Kathy said...

Mary, This is perfect for a hot summer’s day! I think I could drink one anytime! Great photo! Enjoy your weekend!

Angie's Recipes said...

A perfect summer treat!

Kay @ Cooking with K said...

Yummy drink...creamy and refreshing on a hot summer day! Blessings, K

Pat's Pink Apron said...

Looks pretty and delicious!
Happy Pink Saturday!

dana said...

I can feel my arteries clogging just looking at that amazing treat! I must try it some time, one of those "sometime" treats! :)

HPS Birthday!


Claudia said...

Oh my but this is summer goodness. I am counting calories but will make it at least once - maybe for the 4th of July picnic. By the bye, did make your other strawberry drink and it was a huge hit and will definitely be doing that one again soon.

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Such a sensational entry for Pink Birthday!

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Joanne said...

I wish I needed to gain weight so I could eat this every day!

Leslie said...

Ohhh yum.. I love strawberry anything. This is the perfect summer treat

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