Guilt-Free Strawberry Milkshakes and an Easy Cherry Berry Smoothie

Guilt-Free Strawberry Milkshakes are thick and creamy with a real strawberry flavor without the extra sugar, so you can enjoy a big glass without worrying about it!

pink Guilt Free Strawberry Milkshakes in glass jar mugs on a blue countertop

Guilt-Free Strawberry Milkshakes

This recipe for guilt-free strawberry milkshakes is great for a couple of reasons. It packs a lot of strawberry flavor, it’s extra creamy from frozen bananas and Greek yogurt, and it’s extra thick and delicious, just like an old-fashioned milkshake. Can you see those cute little milkshake peaks in the glass? This stuff is thick and creamy goodness. My kids loved them and they had no idea they weren’t “real” milkshakes. The ingredients are great, but putting everything in the Blendtec to make them extra thick and smooth is really what makes them amazing. You just can’t replicate the power that a Blendtec packs (I got a certified refurbished one a few years ago and I’ll never look back, great investment on my part and I use it for smoothies daily and now baby food!). Enjoy some guilt-free strawberry milkshakes on me!

I also included another recipe for a cherry berry smoothie to keep this frozen drink party going! This smoothie uses almond milk so you have a dairy free option of drink as well! I love these little jar mugs too! Your hands don’t get chilly when holding the cold glass when you have a handle. There you have it: two healthy, simple, sweet, and tasty smoothie recipes that taste better than ice cream milkshakes and are easier on your waistline.

Guilt Free Strawberry Milkshakes for the win!

Can I use fresh fruits instead of frozen?

This recipe uses frozen fruits as a source of cold since it doesn’t use ice cream. You can use fresh fruits but the milkshake will be more like a cold drink instead of a freezing milkshake. Plus, frozen bananas provide an ice cream-like texture when blended, so I recommend using your fruits frozen for this recipe!

My blender doesn’t like thick shakes. How can I blend this more easily?

If your blender looks or sounds like the blade has stopped spinning, turn the blender off. Add milk, use a spoon to stir in the milk a little, and then try again. It might take a few more splashes of milk for the blender to be able to work. Just be careful and don’t get your blender too hot by trying to mix something too thick.

Can I use whipping cream instead of milk?

Yes and it is so delicious with whipping cream! It adds a more creamy flavor, so it is definitely worth a try if you have some extra whipping cream sitting around.


Guilt Free Strawberry Milkshakes

  • Author: Melissa Griffiths - Bless This Mess
  • Prep Time: 5 mins
  • Total Time: 5 mins
  • Yield: Serves 4 1x


Guilt-Free Strawberry Milkshakes are thick and creamy with a real strawberry flavor without the extra sugar, so you can enjoy a big glass without worrying about it!



  • 3 cups frozen strawberries
  • 2 frozen bananas
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 1 cup strawberry or vanilla Greek Yogurt
  • 12 cups milk


  1. Add all of the ingredients to the jar of your Blendtec. If you have a small Twister Jar you can start with one cup of liquid for an extra thick milkshake. If you are using a traditional blender jar use 2 cups of milk so that it processes more easily. Blend on high or the ice cream setting until smooth, about 1 minute. Add more milk if the mixture is too thick to blend. Enjoy right away.


This mixture is thick! Use a large straw or a spoon.

  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Blender
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: strawberry, milkshake, blender, smoothie, banana, yogurt, how to make milkshakes, blendtec, frozen, desserts, snacks



Here’s a bonus recipe:

A delicious cherry berry smoothie using tart fruits with sweet bananas and almond milk for a dairy-free treat!

cherry smoothie in a glass mug with a large straw inserted


Easy Berry Cherry Smoothie

  • Author: Melissa Griffiths - Bless This Mess
  • Prep Time: 1 min
  • Cook Time: 2 mins
  • Total Time: 3 minutes
  • Yield: 1 1x


A delicious cherry berry smoothie using tart fruits with sweet bananas and almond milk for a dairy-free treat!



  • 1/2 cup frozen cherries
  • 1/2 cup frozen strawberries
  • 1/2 cup frozen raspberries
  • 1/2 a banana
  • 1 cup vanilla almond milk


  1. Add all of the ingredients to the jar of your Blendtec and blend until smooth, about 1 minute. Enjoy right away. Serves 1.

  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Blender
  • Cuisine: American

Guilt Free Strawberry Milkshake in a glass jar with a large straw inserted


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This post was originally published in 2015 and has been updated in July 2019.

Guilt-Free Strawberry Milkshakes and Cherry Berry Smoothie are two amazing frozen drinks for you to try that don’t use ice cream! Avoid so much sugar and enjoy the natural flavors of fruits with these two recipes.

Guilt-Free Strawberry Milkshakes

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134 Responses
  1. Ty Gray

    Happy Birthday! This guilt free strawberry shake looks yummy…so does the sour cherry pomegranate detox. going to have to try them.

  2. Cindy Hunter

    Happy Birthday! I can’t wait to try the detox smoothie soon. My husband is the sour cherry King so he would love that one. Blessing for a wonderful 30th year to you.

  3. Aunt RaNae

    Beautiful pictures Melissa! I love your posts. And have an extra HAPPY HAPPY BIRTHDAY because you are one of the best people on the planet. for sure. love you zillions!

  4. Kay K

    Happy Birthday! May this year be the best yet. Thank you for the recipe for this Guilt Free Strawberry Milkshake. Going to try different fruit combinations too! Thank you for this giveaway on this very special day.

  5. Jessica Bartlett

    Happy, Happy Birthday!!! Richard, my husband loves smoothies. He is always inventing his own out of the fruit we freeze each year. I’ll have to give this one a try because I love strawberries.

  6. Ann Hepworth

    Yay for your birthday!! I will bring you a goodie again. I need this blender so I can make your yummy smoothie recipes, don’t you think?

  7. Staci

    Happy birthday!!!! I’ve had my eye on one of these bad boy blenders for a while now! How amazing to have a chance to WIN one!! Wahoo!!! xoxo

  8. Annette

    This milkshake recipe looks easy and delicious. My resolution is to eat healthier this year and I this is one recipe that I want to use.

  9. Carolyn N.

    Excellent smoothie recipes and very timely, I have been hoping for a new one to replace the one we’ve been using for too long! Thanks and Happy Birthday!

  10. valerie sobus

    I’m usually a chocolate milkshake kinda girl, but this looks delicious. and reminds me of my high metabolism days when i was 16 and only ever ate strawberry milkshake poptarts hahahah 😛

  11. Happy Birthday! It hardly seems like it’s been 30 years since your mom brought you home! I wish I would have mailed your pillow case a few days earlier so it would have arrived on your special day.

  12. How great is this! You have been such a great blogger (I started and I gave up!) Happy Birthday.
    {in the contest I am Margot Core on the Rafflecopter}

  13. Brownie

    Would use a Blend tech for so many things. I drink a lot of smoothies and my blender doesn’t get them very smooth. Love your site

  14. Happy Birthday! Thanks for the giveaway–I’m borrowing my parent’s fancy blender while they are on a mission, but I’m pretty sure my mom will want it back. Crossing my fingers 😉

  15. Tom H.

    Happy Birthday, fellow Capricorn! Thank you for the recipe idea and for offering such a generous giveaway. Perhaps it will be my lucky birthday win with this shiny new Blendtec.

  16. Dijah W

    The milkshakes look so good! I usually stick to just bananas, pb, and milk smoothies. Never tried one with a bunch of other fruits. I need to start going out of my comfort zone…

  17. Starla B

    That looks so good! My Nana would love this! She loves all sweets! I have wanted one of these blenders for the longest time! I would love to make green juice with it!

  18. Kerilyn

    Happy Birthday! We made this tonight, using coconut milk in place of the yogurt. This tastes so stinkin’ close to a real strawberry milkshake! I’m definitely saving this recipe. Thanks for sharing!

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Bless This Mess - About Me

I’m Melissa, and I want to help you feed your family wholesome food.

As a hobby farmer and mom of five, I’m all about keeping it simple in the kitchen. I want healthy meals that feed my family well, and then I want to get back to my (messy) life. Let’s work together to find something yummy for your dinner table.

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