When I used to live in Florida, every year we would go to the strawberry festival.
Yes. A festival dedicated to everything strawberry. Maybe you’ve heard of it? We even got a day off from school for it. Not joking.
It was basically a little carnival dedicated to everything strawberry and probably just another reason to have a party, which I won’t say no to.
We usually didn’t end up going to the strawberry festival when I had the day off from school because it was wayyy too crowded that day but we always went.
One of the things that I looked forward to the most there was their homemade strawberry shortcake. The line for it was usually always the longest and you would get to go and basically make your own strawberry shortcake.
When you got to the front of the line they would give you a little plastic bowl with two pieces of shortcake.
You would then wind your way through the rest of the “buffet” of strawberries, ice cream, whipped cream, strawberry sauce, and chocolate sauce adding as much or as little as you like to make your ultimate strawberry shortcake dessert.
As a kid, I would always pile mine way too high and then end up eating only half of it, but devouring all the strawberries I could.
I definitely miss going there since moving but my mom has said that it’s not quite the same as it used to be.
Oh well, I still think I’ll head back there one last time, just to see, if we ever make it back to Florida during that time.
In the meantime though, I have found a way to get that great strawberry shortcake flavor in a smoothie form. Since I’m all about smoothies and shakes on this blog, I found it only fitting.
Maybe this spring I’ll make the real thing for you.
For now, this strawberry shortcake smoothie will have to do and I must say that whenever I make one it definitely takes me back to my strawberry festival days.
Strawberry Shortcake Smoothie
- 1 cup strawberries frozen
- 3/4 cup unsweetened almond milk
- 1/2 cup vanilla Greek yogurt
- 2 tsp butter extract
- Add all of the ingredients to a blender and blend on high until smooth and desired consistency is reached.
- If smoothie is too thick, add more almond milk.
- If smoothie is too thin, add more strawberries or ice.