Homemade McDonalds Strawberry Milkshake In The Blender

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Homemade McDonalds Strawberry Milkshake. How to make a refreshing McDonalds copycat inspired thick strawberry milkshake. Dump the ingredients into your blender and then serve.

Homemade McDonalds Strawberry Milkshake
Homemade McDonalds Strawberry Milkshake

Homemade McDonalds Strawberry Milkshake

Welcome to my homemade McDonalds Strawberry Milkshake recipe. This copycat McDonalds recipe has just been updated with extra info, more photos and some more of your top questions answered.

I am a strawberry milkshake addict through and through. I have loved them for as long as I can remember.

I used to have them at cafés or beach bars, and they were part of growing up.

I also lived in a small seaside town that had a McDonalds right in the centre.

It was in a perfect position for when you walked home from your Saturday job for a quick burger and I was always paying that little bit extra for you to have a milkshake with it.

The usual price was £2.88 but with a milkshake it came to £3.10.

This made the perfect price when you were earning £2.00 an hour and if I wanted to, over the week I could have several if I wanted to.

But what always drew me in was the McDonalds thick milkshakes. They were perfectly chilled, and you could have vanilla, chocolate, banana or strawberry.

Though, I never knew who bought the vanilla ones as they were boring. It was also before the super sizes that you now get all the time, so you never had obese people eating there.

I would always choose between strawberry and banana thick milkshakes and absolutely loved them.

If you have not tried it yet, we also have a McDonalds thick banana milkshake recipe, that is just as good!

Even when I met Dominic, in the summer when we were out in the car, we would nip into a McDonalds drive thru for a milkshake.

His favourite was the manly chocolate variety and we would drink them so quick we would have brain freeze.

Though, when we moved to Portugal the worst thing happened. Apparently over here they have a different type of milk so France, Spain & Portugal don’t sell the same McDonalds milkshakes. How sad is that?

So, we always seem to have a lack of milkshakes with very few cafes offering them. A lot of them will offer smoothies but not thick milkshakes.

Therefore, we make our own.

You can use your own homemade ice cream with an ice cream maker, or use any shop bought strawberry ice cream.

Does McDonalds Have Strawberry Milkshakes?

Unless you have been hiding away under a rock, I am sure you know who McDonalds are and that they make an awesome strawberry milkshake.

Strawberry milkshakes from McDonalds are my favourite item on the menu and I could give up everything else from McDonalds just as long as I have a thick strawberry milkshake.

What Are McDonalds Strawberry Milkshakes Made Of?

As you would expect there are a lot of unhealthy ingredients in the McDonalds Strawberry Milkshake and if you wanted to make yours healthier, just by making your own strawberry ice cream or yoghurt would make a huge difference.

Main ingredients in a McDonalds Strawberry Milkshake include:

  • Sugar
  • Strawberries
  • Water
  • Strawberry Puree Concentrate
  • Natural Flavours
  • Vegetable Juice
  • Beta Carotene
  • Citric Acid
  • Pectin

Copycat McDonalds Strawberry Milkshake Ingredients

Homemade McDonalds Strawberry Milkshake Ingredients

In our copycat strawberry milkshake that we are showing you how to make in the blender the ingredients are as follows:

Easy to source everyday ingredients and you can swap maple syrup for honey if you prefer or use a different type of sugar.

How To Make A McDonalds Strawberry Milkshake?

Homemade McDonalds Strawberry Milkshake step by step

Making a homemade thick strawberry milkshake like McDonalds is EASY and you just throw in a few simple ingredients.

  1. Slice the strawberries
  2. Load all ingredients into the blender
  3. Blend until you have a thick strawberry milkshake
  4. Serve and enjoy
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Homemade McDonalds Strawberry Milkshake In The Blender

Homemade McDonalds Strawberry Milkshake. How to make a refreshing McDonalds copycat inspired thick strawberry milkshake. Dump the ingredients into your blender and then serve.
Cook Time3 minutes
Total Time3 minutes
Course: Drinks
Cuisine: Blender
Servings: 2
Calories: 418kcal


Kitchen Gadgets:

Strawberry Milkshake Recipe Ingredients:


  • Get the ice cream from the freezer 10-15 minutes before you plan to make your strawberry milkshake so that it can soften.
  • Dice your strawberries.
  • Load everything into the blender and blend until you have a thick starawberry milkshake.
  • Serve.


Because strawberries are not thick when blended, I recommend adding in some gluten free oats to help thicken up your milkshake. This is my favourite brand.


Calories: 418kcal | Carbohydrates: 52g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 23g | Saturated Fat: 14g | Cholesterol: 81mg | Sodium: 49mg | Potassium: 471mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 28g | Vitamin A: 877IU | Vitamin C: 121mg | Calcium: 129mg | Iron: 1mg
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3 thoughts on “Homemade McDonalds Strawberry Milkshake In The Blender”

  1. 5 stars
    Looks really colorful and delicious. Thank you for sharing. I will try to make it by myself for my kids this weekend. They are big fans of strawberry.

    • Hi Pat,

      And a Merry Christmas to you too 😛

      By the way did you see the jump to recipe button in red at the top of the site? I am just asking as you cannot miss it. Do you need a visit to Specsavers 🙂

      All the best for the New Year Pat!


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