Strawberries and Cream Smoothie

It’s springtime, strawberry season is upon us, and the weather is sunny and gorgeous in San Diego.

Strawberries and Cream Smoothie (vegan, GF) - Like a strawberry milkshake but healthier! Sweet, creamy & satisfying!

I had a great run this morning outside and came in and took a look at the frozen strawberries in the freezer and knew I had to use them.

I wanted something blended and sweet and creamy to quench my thirst.


This did the trick.

Strawberries and Cream Smoothie (vegan, GF) - Like a strawberry milkshake but healthier! Sweet, creamy & satisfying!

Strawberry seeds in my teeth and all.

Strawberries and Cream Smoothie (vegan, GF) - Like a strawberry milkshake but healthier! Sweet, creamy & satisfying!

It’s not a revolutionary “recipe”, but it sure is good.

It only takes a minute to make, and even less to drink. A blessing and a curse.

Strawberries and Cream Smoothie (vegan, GF) - Like a strawberry milkshake but healthier! Sweet, creamy & satisfying!

The only thing that would have made this better would have been adding a shot of rum or Malibu.

But it was 10am so I refrained.

Strawberries and Cream Smoothie (vegan, GF) - Like a strawberry milkshake but healthier! Sweet, creamy & satisfying!

I made a double batch, poured it into a bowl, put it in the freezer and later on tonight when I am watching Million Dollar Listing or a DVR’ed episode of The Real Housewives or Bethenny (yes, I love Bravo), I can shovel it into my mouth with a spoon as a strawberries ‘n cream “ice cream”

Hopefully I eat it slower with a spoon than I drank it with my straw because this was gone in a flash.

Strawberries and Cream Smoothie (vegan, GF) - Like a strawberry milkshake but healthier! Sweet, creamy & satisfying!

Strawberries and Cream Smoothie (vegan, GF) - Like a strawberry milkshake but healthier! Sweet, creamy & satisfying!

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Strawberries and Cream Smoothie (vegan, GF)

This sweet and creamy smoothie is like a strawberry milkshake, but healthier. If you use fresh berries rather than frozen, the smoothie will not be very cold unless you add ice, which will water it down. Use frozen berries if possible, or toss fresh berries into the freezer for even an hour before making this for better results. Optionally, Make make as an "ice cream" or frozen treat. Pour blended mixture into a bowl, freeze until almost solid, and serve. Or make popsicles - use paper dixie cups or ice cube trays and toothpicks or wooden grill skewers as the stick if you don't have popsicle molds. Add rum (and a squirt of lime juice if you have it) for strawberry daiquiris, or Malibu, Citron, Gran Marnier. Add protein powder, drizzle with chocolate sauce, add other fruit (bananas, oranges, mango, pineapple, peaches, etc.) to the mixture before blending.

Yield: 1 generous smoothie, about 8 to 10 ounces

Prep Time: 1 minute

Cook Time: 0 minutes

Total Time: 1 minute


1 to 1 1/2 cups frozen strawberries (big handful), fresh may be used although ice may be necessary

1/4 cup milk or cream (use your favorite milk or vegan milk, i.e. coconut milk creamsoy cream, etc.)

sweetenter, to taste (sugar, stevia, agave, etc.)


Put all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth and creamy. Depending on how many strawberries you used, their size, your blender, and your desired smoothie thickness and consistency, you may need more than 1/4 cup cream (I used about 1/2 cup), or add a splash of water, to reach desired consistency.

Serve immediately. Leftover portion may be stored in the freezer for later consumption for up to 2 months. The smoothie does not change consistency and taste is not effected upon thawing.

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I hadn’t had a strawberry recipe in ages, but have recently been on a strawberry streak.

I’m just a wee bit excited for strawberry season, apparently.

Here are my favorite Strawberry Recipes:

Microwave Strawberry Vanilla Mug Cake with Vanilla Buttercream Glaze

Strawberry Cake Mix Cookies with Vanilla Cream Cheese Frosting

Mixed Berry Clafoutis

Strawberry Banana Bread

Creamy Mixed Berry White Chocolate Crumble Bars

Strawberry Jelly Rolls

Do you like strawberries? Do you have a favorite strawberry recipe or way to use them?

I wait all year for strawberry season, and then, all at once, there are so many.

There are usually sales on berries when they are in season, and it’s always tempting to cash in on the savings. Til I realize I just bought 3 pounds of berries and wonder what am I going to make with all these berries.

Thanks for the Baking Supplies Giveaway entries. Two winners announced Thursday.


  1. Frozen strawberries are the bomb. I have eaten an entire 1 pound bag in one sitting before. Naturally, I love strawberry smoothies! And cream? Yes, please.

  2. Lovely! This looks perfect for a perfect Spring day!

  3. Yum! I could have gone for this after my run this morning! What a great healthy smoothie and ice cream snack! I always have frozen berries in the freezer!

  4. Smoothies are ideal right now! I had one after my run this morning too. Giada has a strawberry cupcake recipe thats my fav…but I still have to try yours!

  5. i LOVE strawberries, and i’m so excited they’re back in season again! i just had a bunch in a protein smoothie earlier today. i’ve never really baked with strawberries before, so i’ll have to try out one of your breads or muffins one of these days!

  6. Mary (what's cookin with Mary) Reply

    The husband had business down in SD today so I went with. You’re not kidding, the weather is so amazing!! Having a cocktail at the bar in the W. Not too shabby for a Wed afternoon. ;0)

  7. That smoothie looks fantastic, so simple! I will definitely be making it into popsicles now that we have warmer weather :) Lovely photos

  8. i know! in a couple more weeks those giant strawberries fresh from cali will soon be here at my whole foods. i cannot wait. they are the best, they come from Driscoll. best of the best.
    i always say i’m going to do something different with them but i never do, i just eat them or make strawberry shortcakes.

    • Crazy enough we have Driscolls in the reg groc store, i.e. Ralph’s, for like $2 for a big tub (2 pints I think?) and those are normally 2 for $4 bucks, which is basically enough berries to turn red and pick seeds out of your teeth for a good long while :)

  9. This needs to be in my belly immediately! Love how easy this is!

  10. I’ve been on a smoothie kick so I’m keeping the freezer stocked with strawberries. Sometimes I add cocoa powder, coconut flakes or almond butter for a little something different but I always add a hefty dose of vanilla! I’d like to expand my smoothie horizons and try your peaches and coconut cream recipe too.

    • There’s just so many ways to go. I loved it when I added cookie butter to the smoothie I also linked…and the peaches and cream, anything with fruit and cream, or fruit and nut butter, you just can’t go wrong!

  11. love strawberrie smoothies! and i love the idea of coconut milk in this!

  12. That strawberry smoothie, ahmahgaaaaah. DULISH.

  13. Absolutely beautiful. That color is just perfect. I love love strawberries – and the Real Housewives of OC is kind of addicting ;-)

  14. Oh, Averie, I am literally swooning. That looks SO GOOD! I want to make it with coconut milk! Another great one ~ thank you! :-)

  15. That strawberry smoothie looks amazingly awesome. Wow. I love smoothies, and I am making that one very soon.

  16. I’ve slowly been getting into smoothies lately. They were not my thing at all since I’d rather chew on things than drink something… buttt with this hot weather lately I’ve been craving fruit like none other. I picked up a ton of frozen fruit today and made a decent one for a snack but I’m not all that good at making them. Gotta keep trying different combos. Was it a pretty heavy smoothie to drink with all that cream in it?

  17. Sounds simple and looks wonderful :) Gosh, I didn’t think I’d ever say this in March in NY, but I could’ve used one of these toady!

  18. Starbucks makes a frap with these flavors but yours looks far more delicious and nutritious! It’s snowing where I am right now but when I get home to the sun, this’ll be the first thing I make! Thanks for an awesome recipe to kick spring off!

  19. i was craving a smoothie all day! too bad i didn’t make one since I don’t have any fresh/frozen berries right now. i LOVE strawberries. especially strawberry banana flavored anything! mmm now i want a starberr banana smoothie haha! i think my favorite strawberry “recipe” is just plain ole chocolate covered strawberries. can’t go wrong!!

  20. I love strawberries though sometimes their acidity hurts my mouth…
    And I love pink. Pretty drink!

  21. Yum! I love smoothies! I have been on a major smoothie kick!!! Your looks delish!!

  22. I think it was National California Strawberry day yesterday or today or someday in the recent past. You really do have a sixth sense, I swear!

    I used to buy strawberries year round because I love them so much, but I don’t even bother with them in the winter anymore. Just totally not at all worth it.

  23. Gooooorgeous photo! It’s so darn pretty that I just clicked through from Pinterest to see whose blog this was from! I like the new look of your site by the way!

  24. Ooooh, do I ever like strawberries! Had some today actually :-) I also love the new pink on your blog. Very pretty!

  25. Yum, this smoothie looks wonderful! Strawberries are amazing and I can’t wait for strawberry season to be in full swing here! Gorgeous pics and colors, BTW. :-)

  26. It definitely was a good “smoothie day” today.
    I had some with strawberries, banana and spinach!
    Yours look very yummy! :)

  27. I am SO into smoothies right now – looks absolutely delish!

  28. The weather is GORGEOUS here, so these smoothies look even more amazing knowing that summer is right around the corner! :) Love how simple they are.

  29. I’m down for some smoothies, wish I gave myself more time in the mornings. Love the color of this!

  30. This recipe look great! I would love it if you linked up this post to my springtime recipes blog hop for a chance to win a “Top Chef” cookbook:

  31. Ooooh, I’m SO ready for morning runs followed by smoothies. Gotta get this bowling ball off my belly first!!! :-)

  32. I love million dollar listing. So fun to watch and dream! Although I’m not sure I’d be happy in a house like that, I kinda like small and cute…

  33. Gorgeous! I have a lot of frozen strawberries at home just waiting for something like this!!

  34. Everything looks so beautiful my mouth is watering!!

  35. Simplicity is always best. That strawberry smoothie looks like it would really hit the spot right now! What a fun addition to a morning.

  36. Looks so refreshing and delicious! Matches your blog, too ;)

  37. Totally addicted to Bravo as well and I’m not even mad about it :)

  38. I’m not as big of a fan of strawberries in their whole form, but I love strawberry smoothies and strawberry “fro-yo” and what not. Or even chocolate-covered strawberries! Although since it’s currently snowing I can’t really get into the Spring spirit. I’m so jealous of your warm weather!

  39. Yummy! This looks so terrific!

  40. I’m excited to try your Strawberries and Cream Smoothie recipe later today.

    I’m off to whole foods right now!

    Thanks for the recipe,

    Grandma Kat

  41. This is not vegan…it has cream?
    what do you suggest to make it ACTUALLY vegan?

    • Did you read the recipe where I wrote
      “1/4 cup + cream (half and half, milk, coconut milk cream, soy cream, etc.)”

      And I gave links to the various vegan products. I used vegan cream in mine and it was lovely. So yes, it is vegan. But many people don’t care about vegan cream and they have cow’s milk cream but I gave options for a WIDE variety of preferences.

  42. Yummy! Now I am craving a smoothie.

  43. Every recipe looks so good. Wow.

  44. HI Averie. I made this smoothie today for my kids and they LOVED it. So yummy! Sometimes the simplest things are the best.

    Where did you get that glass straw? I so need one of those to go in my Lifefactory bottle.

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  47. There are no words to describe how in love with smoothie I’am.

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