Strawberry Pretzel Salad Milkshake
One of my favorite desserts of all time is one that has shown up at almost every single warm-weather family function on my dad’s side of the family since I can remember – Strawberry Pretzel Salad. It sounds like one of the weirdest things on Earth, but the combination of a pretzel crust, cream cheese and Cool Whip filling, and a strawberry Jello top makes it totally irresistible. I still can’t help eating half of the pan myself whenever I make it; it’s one of the few desserts that I will intentionally hoard.
A couple of weeks ago, the Pittsburgh Penguins released a list of some of the new food offerings at the arena for the upcoming season. Being obsessed with all things hockey and food, I immediately checked it out. Along with some new food was also a new milkshake by one of my favorite burger places that has a location at the arena – a strawberry pretzel shake. SOLD.
While I went to the home opener last Thursday evening, I wasn’t sitting anywhere near the burger and shake stand, so I decided to make one at home using the idea as inspiration.
I blended together vanilla ice cream with some milk, cream cheese, frozen strawberries and pretzel pieces to capture the totally nostalgic flavor of strawberry pretzel salad. I loved how it turned out and now I want to make a big pan of the real thing and share it with absolutely no one.
One year ago: Snickerdoodle Biscotti
Two years ago: The New York Times Chocolate Chip Cookies
Six years ago: Challah Bread
Strawberry Pretzel Salad Milkshake
- 2 cups (264 g) vanilla ice cream
- 4 ounces (113.4 g) cream cheese, at room temperature
- 1½ cups (366 ml) milk
- 1 cup (144 g) frozen strawberries, (5 ounces)
- 1½ cups (120 g) broken pretzel pieces
- Whipped cream, to top
- Place the ice cream, cream cheese, milk, strawberries and pretzels into a blender. Puree on medium speed until smooth. (If you prefer a thinner milkshake, you can add more milk.)
- Pour into glasses and top with whipped cream. Enjoy!
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Are you talking about Burgatory? Our new favorite place because of this milkshake! Heading to Giant Eagle right now and making tonight to watch the Pens. Let’s Go Pens!
Oh man I totally love pretzel jello salad! It has been a staple in my family for years. We make ours with some more fruit in the jello than just strawberries now – cranberries, bananas, pineapple (if you’re into it)… So good!
Man now I really want to make some!
This is an interesting combination for a milkshake and I bet it tastes amazing. Strawberries are a favorite of mine.
When I first read the title, I thought, “what the heck? Do those four words even go together?” But yea, I can totally see that working – the salt and the sweet, and milkshakes are always good. What a clever idea!
I had a laugh while reading your post. If I had a huge pan of strawberry pretzel salad, I would share it with absolutely no one too. This milkshake is for sharing, though, and I’m sure my boys will love this. Thanks for the recipe.
I heard about this from a friend who went to burgatory at the waterfront and I’ve been searching for a recipe ever since! I’m so excited I found this!!!!
I’ve never heard of strawberry pretzel salad, but the combo of strawberries and pretzels sounds amazing! This milkshake looks so creamy and perfect!
What a really cool unique idea! I would never have thought to put strawberries and pretzels together! Love how you mingled the two together!
WOW! This shake looks so creamy and delicious! I love the strawberry and pretzel combo idea!
I’ve never thought about putting pretzels in a milk shake before! This must be delicious because I love salty sweet desserts!
My mom makes this dessert for every family function and holiday! I can’t wait to try it in milkshake form. And I am like you….I can eat half the dish in one sitting :-)
WOW! I found your strawberry pretzel salad recipe in May after someone brought this amazing dessert to a luncheon at work ( I had never heard if it) and I have made it 7 or 8 times since then. I can’t wait to try this.
You know, usually I skim over the title of your emails in the morning and then will go back and read them later — not today. I love strawberry pretzel salad and ice cream. Now a milkshake? It’s 7:35 a.m., and if I had all of the ingredients on hand you know what I’d be making…
Genius!! Strawberry Pretzel Salad totally brings back childhood memories…I can only imagine how delicious it is as a milkshake!
Michelle i absolutely love this milkshake! GREAT GREAT WORK!
Michelle, I, also, make the Strawberry Pretzel Jell-O Salad that you are speaking of, and I have been making it for years, even though I absolutely detest Jell-O in any other form, but for some strange reason, I just love it in this recipe, so I am sure that I would love this recipe for a milk shake.
Yummy!! Very creative drink!
This is a gorgeous milkshake! Love the pretzels and cream cheese in there!
Salty-sweet, creamy, fruity and just the perfect shake! Love the looks of it! And great job about making a DIY version at home after going to the opener…that’s a great feeling when you are inspired like that! Pinned