The other day I found a really good deal on raspberries, at least a good deal for my area. They were marked way down because they were not at their peak and were not looking so good. I grabbed several containers knowing that I could freeze some if I did not use them all.

I did freeze most of them but I saved some out for us to eat. I decided to fix raspberry milkshakes for dessert. My kids loved them. Last week also we enjoy peach milkshakes.

I have mentioned several times recently to friends that we like fruit milkshakes, peach, raspberry, strawberry, and any kind of berry. When I have said this people look at me strange and say something like “peach milkshake, I never thought of that”. We grew up eating fruit milkshakes but my husband had never had them. I think we probably made them because we had so many berries and peaches that we got creative on how to use them. But I know it was not just our family who ate them. In the northwest the restaurant Burgerville serves the best, I mean the best, raspberry and other seasonal fruit milkshakes, but here in Oklahoma people seem to think they are strange.

So, are fruit milkshakes a regional thing? Am I the only one who grew up eating them?

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  1. Catherine R. says:

    Well, strawberry has always been a common variety of milkshake as far as I know and that’s a fruit. I think maybe anything other than strawberry sounds really exotic to some people, especially in OK (although I have never been there).

    Burgerville is a good way for me to keep gaining too much weight in my pregnancy…now I want a a Tillamook cheeseburger and a seasonal raspberry shake…and it’s 8 am!

  2. Catherine you are right, strawberry milkshakes are pretty common. But I guess I was not counting them because a McDonalds strawberry milkshake is just not in the same as a “real” milkshake like homemade or burgerville. And please don’t mention Burgerville’s Cheeseburger we don’t have them here. :) But I am glad some of you can enjoy them.

  3. Yes, Burgerville is the best for everything – especially shakes. As for fruit shakes, we have blackberry shakes all the time, and raspberry, and blueberry. Never had peach but it doesn’t sound weird to me. Of course, I’m from the NW where we have berries coming out or our ears so maybe it is a regional thing.

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