I love Korean strawberries, and so does my son. They are sweeter than any other strawberries that we had tried before. No wonder that my boy can finish the whole packet very quick all by himself, even though he generally doesn’t like to eat fresh strawberries because they tend to be very sour.
I learned about Korean strawberries when I started watching a reality show from Korea, which was “The Return of Superman” and it has been my favorite show so far. It is about daddies taking care of their little children without the help of the mothers for 48 hours. All the children are cute and funny and the show is always entertaining……………….but most of all………….they all like to eat big juicy strawberries and will fight for every strawberry left on the plate with whoever stands between them and the strawberry, hahaha………….
Watching the children eating the strawberries always make me wonder if the strawberries were really that good. After that, I read some comments that Korean strawberries are different because they are sweeter than any other brands. I also found out that I could actually find this type of strawberries in the local supermarket when they are in season, so we had been eating fresh Korean strawberries since then.
Unfortunately, nowadays these strawberries are almost off season, so they are not as good as before (not as sweet as the months before), but we still love them anyway because they are still better then any other strawberries in the supermarket. Last week, I couldn’t find them in Fair Price Supermarket, so I though I won’t see them again until December or even next year, but fortunately they were on sale in Giant Supermarket (this was probably the sign that there will be no more strawberries until the next harvest time). I bought 2 packets of them and decided to try making strawberry milkshake because it was so hot that day (one of the hottest month as I read in the news). It was so good and refreshing drinking strawberry milkshake in the super hot day like that day. So, here is how I made strawberry milkshake:
*This recipe is for 2 glasses*
- 250 gr fresh strawberries and some more for garnish
- 1 tbsp sugar
- 200 ml cold plain milk (I used low fat milk)
- 1 1/4 cup vanilla ice cream
- 100 ml strawberry milk (optional)
- Place the strawberries in a colander. Wash them under clean running water. Slice each strawberry into 4 0r 5
- Sprinkle 1 tbsp of sugar over the strawberries. Put the strawberries in the freezer for about an hour
- Chill the glasses for the milkshake in the freezer for 1 hour
- When the strawberries have frozen solid, put them in the blender with 200 ml of milk. If the strawberries are very sour, add 1 tsp of sugar. Blend until smooth
- Turn off the blender, add vanilla ice cream and stir with a spoon
- Add 100 ml strawberry milk (or plain milk) and blend thoroughly. Stir or shake the blender if necessary if it gets stuck or won’t blend very well.
- Pour the milkshake into the chilled glasses and garnish with fresh strawberries