These strawberry shakes are amazingly good. The part where you soak the strawberries is the key.
1/2 lb fresh strawberries, hulled and sliced
1 Tbsp sugar
1 tsp pure vanilla extract
1 pint vanilla ice cream (2 cups)
1/3 cup milk
In a mixing bowl combine the sliced strawberries, sugar and vanilla extract and stir to combine well. Set aside and allow to sit for at least 15-20 minutes. In a large mixer, place the strawberries, ice cream, and milk. Blend until smooth.
Here is the link to the original recipe. You'll notice I have reduced the amount of sugar and milk. We've made this recipe so many times over the years that we have it pretty fine-tuned. Trust me. Also, in the original recipe it says to let sit from 20 minutes to 1 hour. If you do it longer than 20 minutes, it makes the taste too strong.