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Shakes are a summertime staple, but it doesn’t have to be summer to make yummy milkshakes to quench your thirst in a healthy way. This sweet, cold beverage usually made from milk, ice cream, or iced milk is a savoring recipe that is always good for everyone and easy to prepare with ingredients that you’ll find around the kitchen easily.

There is a  huge variety of milkshakes recipes but the classic strawberry mixed with rhubarb will be one very thick and delicious. Strawberry is an essential ingredient in most shakes and this time we are going to mix it with Rhubarb, a perennial vegetable of which we only eat the stalks that have a rich tart flavor. Most people know Rhubarb when used in pie and for many in Florida is mostly unknown to us as it is not grown in the State.

Rhubarb is one of the least calorie vegetables. 100 g fresh petioles provide just 21 calories, but it has vital phyto-nutrients such as dietary fiber, poly-phenolic anti-oxidants, minerals, and vitamins. Its stalks also contain healthy levels of minerals like iron, copper, calcium, potassium, and phosphorus.

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West Palm Beach doesn’t have many places serving milkshake. As they are a great way to get kids interested in cooking, let’s gather them around and try this proposal for this week.

Strawberry and Rhubarb Milkshake

Ingredients:

Strawberry-and-RhubarbFOR THE WHIPPED CREAM:
1 cup Heavy Whipping Cream
1 Tablespoon Granulated Sugar
FOR THE RHUBARB:
2 cups Rhubarb, Cut Into 1/2 Inch Pieces
¼ cups Water
¾ cups Granulated Sugar
FOR THE SHAKES:
1 pint Strawberry Sorbet (store Bought)
1 cup Frozen Vanilla Yogurt (store Bought)
1 cup Strawberries, Hulled And Cut In Half
¾ cups Milk

Preparation:

For the whipped cream:
In the bowl of your stand mixer with the whisk attachment fixed, combine the heavy cream and granulated sugar. Whisk on medium speed for about 5-6 minutes or until soft peaks begin to form. Transfer the whipped cream to the refrigerator to chill while you prepare your smoothies.
For the rhubarb:
In a saucepan, combine the rhubarb, sugar, and water. Bring to a boil then reduce to a simmer. Cook for about 7-8 minutes, allowing the rhubarb to soften. Transfer the mixture to a blender and puree. Set aside to cool.
For the shakes:
In a blender, combine the rhubarb puree, sorbet, frozen yogurt, strawberries and milk. Blend until completely smooth. Serve in frosted glasses and top with the whipped cream.

You may find out where to buy Rhubarb in the local GreenMarket on Saturdays by the Waterfront or in the Whole Foods Market at the Palm Beach Outlet.

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Recipe Contributed by Justine Sulia (Tasty Kitchen)

Try this Yummy Strawberry and Rhubarb Milkshake at Home. Delicious Milkshake Made with Strawberries, Rhubarb, Frozen Vanilla Yogurt, and Strawberry Sorbet.

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