I’m a sucker for Valentine’s Day. Yes, I buy into all the commercialism, the heart-shaped chocolate boxes, the teddies with t-shirts that say “I Luuuuv You”, the flowers. That said, my husband and I make it a point every year to spend Valentine’s Day at home. For me, there’s nothing less romantic than being stuck in two hours of traffic while trying to get to a fancy restaurant.
This means, of course, that we prepare our Valentine’s Day lunch and dinner at home- and let me tell you, when I’m doing the preparing, everything is pink. Pink napkins, pink lemonade, pink frosted cupcakes- and this, which I love to serve in the afternoon as part of our pinkstravaganza.
I use maraschino cherries, because I like them, but feel free to use fresh cherries. The same goes for frozen strawberries- use fresh if you have them.
Cherry Strawberry Milkshake
8 maraschino cherries
8 frozen strawberries
4 scoops vanilla ice cream
3/4 cup cold milk
1/4 cup strawberry syrup (I use Hershey’s)
Put everything in a blender. Blend until nice and thick and oh so pink.
Serve in 2 tall glasses.