Strawberry Mascarpone Shake

Strawberry Mascarpone Shake
  • Yield:makes 2 small servings
  • Active time:5 minutes
  • Total time:5 minutes

[Photograph: Autumn Giles]

Rich mascarpone and vanilla bean help ripe strawberries shine in this shake.

Note: Let the ice cream sit out at room temperature until easily scoopable, about 5 minutes.

About the Author: Autumn Giles is a writer in Queens, NY. You can see her work on Autumn Makes & Does, listen to her talk on the Alphabet Soup Podcast, and talk at her on twitter.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup strawberries, roughly chopped
  • 2 cups vanilla ice cream
  • 4 tablespoons mascarpone
  • Seeds from 1/2 of a vanilla bean
  • Additional strawberries for garnish if desired

Directions

  1. 1.

    Pulse the strawberries a few times in a blender then blend on medium high speed until smooth, about 30 seconds.

  2. 2.

    Add the ice cream, mascarpone, and vanilla bean seeds to the strawberry puree and blend on medium high speed just until smooth, about 30 seconds. Garnish with strawberries if desired and serve immediately.