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Strawberry Balsamic Milkshake

Interesting ice cream flavors are hot right now. Every time I go out to an ice cream shop I am amazed that there’s a new, creative flavor that I’ve never heard of. So, I asked myself, how would Tillamook Ice Cream hold up to some creative flavors? Making milkshakes seemed the natural test.

Lemon Ginger Milkshake
For this one I shredded some fresh ginger and squeezed some fresh lemon into Tillamook Old-Fashioned Vanilla Ice Cream (and added milk of course) and blended it together. Although it didn’t turn out exactly as I was hoping, the lemon and ginger did go well with Tillamook Ice Cream. The vanilla and ginger didn’t mix together quite as well as I had hoped, so next time I make this (yes, there will be a next time), I am going to try a fruity flavor to pair with the ginger, like Oregon Strawberry.

Peanut Butter & Jelly Milkshake
For this milkshake I used Oregon Strawberry Ice Cream as the base. I then added about ¼ cup of peanut butter, a few tablespoons of strawberry jam, and some milk before blending. I am not a huge peanut butter person, and this was probably the best shake I made. All of the flavors went together surprising well and I couldn’t stop sipping on this one. Using a vanilla Tillamook Ice Cream as the base ice cream flavor would also work very well.


Peanut Butter & Jelly Milkshake

Strawberry Balsamic Milkshake
This one sounds weird, right? Don’t judge a milkshake by its name! It was delicious. Only warning: add balsamic vinegar to Tillamook Oregon Strawberry Ice Cream and some milk a little bit at a time. The reason it was so delicious is that there was just a hint of vinegar in every sip.

Salted Caramel Milkshake
This is probably one of the biggest trends in food right now. There’s a salted caramel flavor for anything that you can put salted caramel on. I used Old-Fashioned Vanilla Ice Cream as the base and added some caramel and sea salt. I used a fudge caramel topping and I highly advise using a sauce that’s a bit thinner and will blend with cold ice cream better. Also, a little sea salt goes a long way. My first attempt and making this was way too salty to enjoy, but if you use less you’ll slurp it up in a heartbeat.

The Peanut Butter & Jelly milkshake was my favorite out of all of these to make at home, but they all held up very well and I cannot wait to get back into the kitchen to try some more.

Other creative ideas that my stomach didn’t have the room to try (even thought I really wanted to!):
Lemon, Lavender & Honey
Bacon & Maple
Chocolate Raspberry Mocha
Avocado Sea Salt

Gosh, we might have to do another Tillamook Milkshake Test Kitchen! What other creative flavors should we try?


Christine Jarn

Try candied ginger in the ginger one... it might go a little better. And how about a nice strong Earl Grey tea with vanilla as a base.

July 17th, 2012 at 9:34 am


Tillamook Team

Hi Christine,

I like the way you think! Those are great ideas! Thanks for the recommendations.

- Laura of the Tillamook Team

July 17th, 2012 at 11:44 am


saffron rose

July 17th, 2012 at 5:23 pm


Tillamook Team

Hi Kelly,

Yum! I never would have come up with that combination on my own. We'll definitely have to try that one!

- Laura of the Tillamook Team

July 23rd, 2012 at 1:51 pm
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