This is a wonderful milk shake and, without the vodka, extremely healthy for children. It provides lots of nutrients and is a great way of getting good food and vital calories into anyone unable to eat due to mouth or throat problems, or recovering from surgery or major illness. It’s important to blend the ingredients together long enough to remove all lumps so that it can be drunk through a straw. It’s also best to use ingredients straight from the fridge rather than chilling the shake afterwards, as the milk and crème fraiche may separate a bit.
400g or 14oz strawberries
Half a standard wine glass of vodka (optional)
125ml or 4fl oz crème fraiche 7
5ml or about 3fl oz full-fat milk
1. Keeping two of the strawberries aside, hull the rest and put them into awith the vodka, crème fraiche, and milk. Whizz until smooth, thinning with more milk if necessary.
2. Serve with the reserved strawberries, almost halved and sitting over the rim of the glasses.
The combination of crème fraiche and milk provides lots of calcium, protein, potassium, B vitamins, and some vitamin A, and the strawberries add plenty of vitamin C, some, and folic acid, making this an excellent nutritional package.
This drink is a good immune-booster and particularly important for all children and women as it helps protect and build strong bones.
During the winter months, you can substitute frozen strawberries, but make sure they defrost first. Even though they lose some of their vitamin C, they’re still extremely healthy.