Bittman's Rich Berry Shake
Adapted from How To Cook Everything
by Mark Bittman
4 cups strawberries or other berries, cleaned
6 cups milk or a mixture of milk and cream
1 cup, ice (optional)*
sugar syrup, see blow
freshly squeezed lemon juice or vanilla extract to taste
*Note: I added the ice to this recipe because I wanted to have a drink that was froth and semi-frozen. I like how the ice adds some density to the drink without adding calories.
Puree the berries in a blender and put through a sieve if necessary to remove seeds. Combine all the ingredients in a blender and whiz until smooth. You may need to do this in batches; simply divide the ingredients in half and recmobine them for a moment before proceeding to the next step.
Taste and adjust seasoning by adding more lemon juice, vanilla extract, or sugar syrup if necessary.
Sugar syrup: Combine 2 cups water and 2 cups sugar in a small saucepan and turn the heat to medium. Cook, stirring occasionally, until the sugar is completely dissolved. Store in the refrigerator.