Total time: 15 minutes, plus several hours macerating time
Note: From 25 Degrees. Vanilla paste is available at Surfas in Culver City, Sur La Table and Williams-Sonoma stores.
Strawberries macerated with rum
1 cup sugar
3 cups strawberries, quartered
2 tablespoons vanilla paste or 1 vanilla bean, cut in half lengthwise and seeds scraped
2 teaspoons lemon juice
1/2 cup dark rum
Pinch of salt
Combine the sugar, strawberries, vanilla paste, lemon juice, rum and salt with one-half cup of water. Set aside and allow to macerate for several hours.
1 recipe vanilla ice cream
2 cups strawberries with macerating liquid
1 cup milk
Make the shakes in two batches. In a blender, combine four (4-ounce) rounded scoops of ice cream, 1 cup strawberries and one-half cup milk. Blend until smooth. Pour into 2 glasses. Repeat.
Each serving: 838 calories; 17 grams protein; 90 grams carbohydrates; 1.25 grams fiber; 43 grams fat; 23 grams saturated fat; 709 mg. cholesterol; 182 mg. sodium.